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).

  • “Novel Gazing is Electric Literature’s personal essay series about the way reading shapes our lives. Submissions for Novel Gazing are open through November 15.” Seeking: “In the last few weeks, we’ve been saturated with horror stories about the physical and psychological burdens influential, compassionless men can visit on the people they think they control. I’m not going to ask you for more of those. Instead, let’s talk about the books that helped you see a better way. What stories made you realize that something was wrong with this culture’s attitude towards gender, or beauty, or sexual entitlement? What stories showed you how to name the injustice, and how to fight?” NB: “These could be explicitly feminist books, but it’s probably more interesting if they aren’t. (And as always, they don’t need to be books at all; film, television, and even games will do, as long as they’re narrative media.)” Essays should run 800-4,000 words. Payment: “$60 per piece.”
  • Also from Electric Literature: “For two weeks, from November 15th through 29th, we’re opening a special period of submissions for our weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, exclusively for translated work.” Pays: “Upon a story’s acceptance, we will pay $100 to the translator and $100 to the original author or rights holder.” NB: “Note that we are looking for stories translated to English.”
  • Crannóg, “Ireland’s premier fiction and poetry magazine since 2002,” is open for submissions during the month of November. Pays: “contributor’s copy and €50 per story, €30 per poem.” (via Literistic)
  • “The David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction is offered annually to the best book in American historical fiction that is both excellent fiction and excellent history….Any press may publish the work, with the exceptions that the book may not be self-published or published by a press subsidized by the author. A prize and $1,000 honorarium is awarded to the winner each year for the best book in American historical fiction published in the preceding year. Both the winner and the finalist also receive handsomely framed certificates.” Deadline: December 1, 2017. No entry fee.
  • Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)’s Marketing and Communications Department “is currently seeking a Social Media and Digital Marketing Coordinator.”
  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York) is hiring a Junior Publicist.
  • The New York Public Library is looking for an Editor. And for an Editorial Coordinator. And for an Internal Communications Manager.
  • Tennessee Tech University is looking for an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Specialization.
  • “The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks a poet to serve as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.”
  • “The Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY, invites applicants for a Distinguished Lecturer position in Poetry Writing.” (Hunter is also looking for a Distinguished Lecturer in Fiction Writing.)