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).

  • First things first: ICYMI, the March issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers right on schedule. Among its other contents, it features about 20 current no-fee opportunities that pay for winning/accepted works. New subscribers to this free resource are always welcome! And the current issue will remain online until next month’s replaces it.
  • And another ICYMI: Late last week on the My Machberet blog I posted a call for a guest post. I’ll pay $25 (upon publication, via Paypal) for a recap of a specific #AWP18 session. Details in the original mention.
  • Lucky nonfiction writers! Submissions to Willow Springs are fee-free for you for the month of March. Pays: “$100 per published long-form prose piece, $40 for short prose.”
  • Flash Fiction Online is an open-genre publication and is currently OPEN to all submission categories. Please no erotica, graphic sex, or egregious violence….Flash Fiction Online strives to publish fiction that presents the full variety of humanity in its pages. As such, we encourage submissions from writers of every stripe.” Pays: $60/original story and $.02/word for reprints. No simultaneous submissions.” (Thanks to Pamelyn Casto’s Flash Fiction Flash newsletter for the tip on this one.)
  • The HerStories Project publishes first-person essays about what it’s like to be a Gen-X woman at midlife. It also considers opinion pieces and informational articles or features. Although we are interested in essays about how any facet of your life at midlife — work, kids, marriage, care taking, and all the rest — affects your particular experience, we are not a parenting publication, per se. In other words, we are less interested in essays about how to parent or how to raise good children and more interested in you.” Pays: “$80 for a personal essay or opinion piece” with pay “negotiated” for features articles.
  • From series editor Jaime Green: “Best American Science and Nature Writing is open to submissions from publishers, editors, and writers. (Writers are welcome to nominate their own work!)….Eligibility: Pieces must have been published, online or in print, by an American or Canadian publication in 2018. They must be about science, nature, or the environment. Essays are eligible, poetry is not.” No deadline is indicated; via email, I learned that the rights-holder to each essay included in the book receives a $500 honorarium. (Thanks to @creativenonfic for connecting me with this announcement.)
  • “Belt Publishing will be compiling an anthology of essays, stories, and poems about St. Louis in 2019 as part of our City Anthology Series.” Reprints will be considered. Pays: “Contributors will receive an honorarium.” Deadline: June 1, 2018.
  • “Tablet is hiring a paid, full-time summer editorial fellow. If you can take complex ideas and substantive arguments that you want to make, and turn them into things other people want to read, we’re looking for you. If you love to follow the news and enjoy asking impertinent questions to people of interest, and if you can’t wait to hit the ground running and produce real work from day one, this is the place for you. You’ll be publishing daily and will be a valued member of our team. You’ll leave here with a substantial body of work and an in-depth understanding of the contemporary media landscape. This position runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day at our offices in New York City.” Apply by March 29.
  • Canadian online magazine carte blanche is looking for both a managing editor and a creative nonfiction editor to join its Montreal-based team. “Both editorial positions receive a modest annual stipend. These are ideal positions for any individual not depending on it for a full-time living, but nevertheless committed to contributing to and being part of a flourishing community online.” Apply by March 15.
  • A position is available at Arizona State University for a Senior Editor, Hayden’s Ferry Review. “Supports student editors in setting and managing editorial schedule and assignments to ensure publication of timely, relevant, and engaging materials consistent with established objectives. Coordinates editorial team in managing submission and publishing processes, fundraising, and outreach. May teach one class per year on topics related to editing and publishing for literary journals and/or small presses, to provide additional professional training for students working on journals and other creative writing publications at Arizona State University.”
  • “City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco is looking to hire a bookseller. Shifts include evenings until midnight and weekends. A love of books is a must, and previous bookstore experience is preferred. Responsibilities include the cash register, customer service, shelving, and receiving books. We’re seeking someone with a good work ethic, an attention to detail, excellent customer service skills and curiosity. The position will start at the beginning of April.”
  • “Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children located in Somerville, MA, seeks an experienced professional to join our talented team in the role of copyeditor/proofreader. The copyeditor/proofreader will work on all titles, from board and picture books to young adult novels, as well as marketing and presentation materials.”
  • New York Media is looking to hire a Recommendations Editor who “will manage and help further develop’s rapidly expanding service section, which is built around a variety of lists, guides, and previews. One of our primary missions is to help readers find the best entertainment, whether its great new TV shows, classic movies, or the best underappreciated genre books.”
  • Southern New Hampshire State University is seeking online adjunct instructors for its MFA program in Creative Writing.
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Joanna Brichetto says:

      Thank you, again, for these resources! You always find the most interesting and helpful things. And because of your generosity—so regularly timed with newsletters and updates—you create a sense of community even for writers who might not otherwise have one. I really appreciate your efforts and your spirit.

    2. Miriam Busch says:

      What Joanna Brichetto said — I so appreciate your generosity, your newsletters, and all your work. Thank you so much!

    3. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you both so much!

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