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).

  • General submissions (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) to The Spectacle are open until February 15th. Pays: “Publication in Issue No. 5 includes a $50 honorarium.”
  • “Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF [International Women’s Media Foundation] to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.” Application deadline is March 9, 2018. There is no fee to apply.
  • Attention, student writers: “America Media is proud to announce the 2018 Generation Faith Essay Contest. America Media is seeking submissions from young writers for this year’s Generation Faith Essay Contest. We want to hear from high school and college students interested in reflecting on the joys and challenges that come with living out (or struggling with) one’s faith in the midst of real life. All entries should be true personal essays, between 800 and 1,200 words. The essays should feature strong narratives and real-life examples from the writer’s experience as a young person in the church today. Writers should think creatively and broadly about their faith experience. The winning entry will be awarded $1,000 and will be published in America. Additional entries may be chosen for publication in America. The judging panel will consist of the editors of America and The Jesuit Post. To be eligible, you must be enrolled as a full-time high school or college student at the time of the contest deadline. Your submission must be previously unpublished (including on personal websites) and must be original work.” There is no entry fee, and the deadline is March 11, 2018.
  • Resource list on the Make a Living Writing site: a list of outlets that pay for political writing.
  • Publishers Weekly, the leading b2b news and reviews platform servicing the publishing industry, is seeking a Children’s Reviews Editor. This person will primarily be responsible for editing concise, 200-word pre-publication reviews of children’s and YA books for PW in print and on the web, as well as writing reviews and contributing to features.” This job is located in New York. (Publishers Weekly is also advertising for an Assistant Art Director and a Copy Editor.)
  • “Are you passionate about helping books, authors, and publishers succeed in the marketplace? Do you love interacting with a community of avid readers and book industry professionals? NetGalley is looking for a full-time Online Content & Social Media Associate to work across the NetGalley and Bookish brands. This position includes implementing social media marketing and advertising plans, producing online content via a WordPress platform, as well as assisting with administrative tasks and scheduling for the and websites.” NB: “The NetGalley & Bookish team works remotely from 9am-5pm Eastern time. This employee will need to be located in the US with a home office and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting with virtual communication. There will be occasional travel opportunities.” (There is another opportunity for a Customer Service and Community Assistant with the same company.)
  • “NYMetroParents is seeking a freelance calendar editor for Brooklyn. The calendar editor will find, edit, publish, and curate kids and family event listings for the monthly Brooklyn Parent magazine and The editor will also serve as a local reporter/editor, building relationships with Brooklyn venues and writing stories for the website and/or magazine.” NB: “Pay is project-based (monthly flat fee) and the role is estimated at about 40 hours per month.”
  • “Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, an undergraduate college of The New School [New York] invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a concentration in Fiction, on the tenure track, in the Department of Literary Studies….We seek a practicing fiction writer with at least one full-length book publication.”
  • “Mississippi University for Women College of Arts, Sciences and Education invites applications for a nine month tenure-track Assistant Professor in English/Creative Writing. Experience and qualifications must warrant appointment as assistant professor at a regional university….The successful candidate should be prepared to teach graduate classes in our low-residency MFA program in a primary genre of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Playwriting as well as in a secondary genre, which may also include Poetry or Screenwriting. Graduate teaching load will include workshop, forms, and literature classes in the primary and secondary genres and may also include Literary Magazine Production for Ponder Review and directing MFA theses and internships, as well as regular participation in full and short residency periods and departmental events The assistant professor will have a 4-4 teaching load generally with three preparations per semester.”
  • “The College of Arts and Sciences at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, seeks a visiting writer for the academic year of 2018-2019. This is a part time sabbatical replacement position, which includes a salary and support for presenting original work, but does not include fringe benefits. This position will entail teaching two sections of composition in the fall, creative writing courses in poetry and fiction in the spring, and working with students involved in the production of our literary magazine, Eclipse during both semesters.”
  • The English Department at Wagner College [Staten Island, New York] is seeking a qualified adjunct instructor to teach a fall 2018 section of World Literature (EN 111) and Introduction to Creative Writing (EN 215).”