Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • ICYMI: The latest issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week, and it’s filled with an array of no-fee competitions and calls that will pay for winning/published work.
  • The New Yorker is currently open for poetry submissions.
  • Minnesotans are eligible to apply for the Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship at the Tofte Lake Center (TLC): “TLC will host its fourth annual weeklong artist retreat for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. In 2018 this will be the week of September 17 – 23.” The recipient the recipient is “provided a solo cabin with kitchen and bath facilities” and “an honorarium of $200 to cover meals and travel. Once at TLC meals are the responsibility of the artist.” There is no application fee; closing date is November 30, 2017. (via The Loft)
  • The Rilke Prize is an $10,000 award “recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.” For this year’s prize, eligible books must have been published between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017. “Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry and be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens of the United States.” Deadline: November 30, 2017. No entry fee.
  • The November update from Cathy’s Comps & Calls features still more no-fee opportunities for writers. Not everything listed here is paying, BUT Cathy very helpfully indicates up front which ones DO pay. Scroll through!
  • “Tablet is hiring two paid, part-time spring editorial interns. If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you.”
  • “Salon Media Group (publisher of is seeking a full-time writer/editorial assistant in our San Francisco office.”
  • A job with Vox Media in New York: “The Verge is hiring a full-time culture writer to work with its culture team on covering developing news, industry trends, and weekly releases in television. We are looking for a writer with a well-developed voice and strong point of view to contribute reviews, interviews, daily news about the entertainment industry, and informed critical takes about the way technology is changing it.”
  • The National Book Foundation, also in New York, is looking for an Awards Manager.
  • “World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Publication Editor at our Washington, DC office.”
  • “The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a two-year fixed-term 60% proportional full time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in Poetry. For this proportional appointment, the faculty member will be expected to teach 3 courses per year.”
  • Metropolitan State University [Minnesota],”a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a position of full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Creative Writing in the School of Communication, Writing and the Arts beginning August 2018.” They seem to be looking for a fictionist.
  • “The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire two tenure-track fiction writers to begin August 2018 at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor ranks.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Fiction Writing, with the expected start date of July 1, 2018. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.”