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).

  • From The Offing, “an online literary magazine publishing creative writing in all genres and art in all media”: “For 2018, there will be no submission fees thanks to 80+ generous donors.” Pays: “Upon publication, contributors will be paid a $20–$60 fee, depending on department and number/length of works published ($20 for a Micro; $25+ for a poem; $60 for all other departments).” (Thanks to Women Who Submit for the tip on this one.)
  • “Through its generous sponsors, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference offers varying award stipends to attend.” Deadline: April 1, 2018.
  • Wax Poetry and Art has extended the deadlines to April 15 for three upcoming poetry contests. One is a general/unthemed poetry contest. The second is for “socially engaged” poetry. The third is for poets under the age of 25. In all three cases, submission of a single poem is free of charge; fees apply for multiple submissions. No simultaneous submissions are allowed. Cash prizes and publication for each contest.
  • “Disabled Writers in partnership with Alice Wong and the Disability Visibility Project® and Vilissa Thompson and Ramp Your Voice! is excited to announce our fellowship program, which places disabled writers with publications for mentoring and career development. Our program specifically targets developing journalists who have limited experience, and those with minimal or no publication credits are encouraged to apply. Participating publications will accept fellows to work on three pieces — whether separately or as a series — in collaboration with an editor. These paid fellowships are open to all emerging disabled journalists, regardless of their affiliation with Disabled Writers. Fellowship applications are currently being accepted for the Daily Dot.” Deadline: April 15, 2018.
  • “New Voices — the only national magazine written by and for Jewish college students — is looking to hire a recent college graduate for the full-time position of editor-in-chief….The editor-in-chief will work out of our New York City office. We are looking for someone who can start as early as summer 2018 and no later than early fall.”
  • “First Amendment Watch is currently seeking a full-time Researcher/Writer in New York to research and build site content and promote our work on social media….Competitive salary and full NYU benefits package.”
  • The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at The George Washington University is looking for a Marketing Associate: “This position will support The Documentary Center Director in designing, developing, and executing all external communications and social media marketing and outreach for The Documentary Center including, but not limited to: quarterly newsletter, ad hoc e-communications, list serves, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snap Chat, and other social media platforms relating to the documentary industry.”
  • Seattle7Writers seeks a new program director. “The job is part-time, 15-20 hours per week, working on a contract basis mostly from home, with a meeting here and there. Those hours can be flexible, though evening meetings occur approximately once every month or two.” About the organization: “Our mission at Seattle7Writers is to support literacy organizations in our communities and to create connections between writers, readers, booksellers, and librarians. With more than 80 acclaimed and bestselling authors in our ranks, our motto is Read Local!”
  • “Uptown Stories, a federally approved non-profit creative writing program in Washington Heights [New York City], is hiring rock-star writing teachers to develop and lead weeklong workshops this summer. We are looking for teachers who write terrific curriculum, who are dynamic and engaging in the classroom, who are self-reliant and responsible, who can differentiate instruction for different ages and different abilities, who enjoy teaching middle-school aged kids (8-14), and who, most of all, feel passionate about the craft and the art of writing.” NB: “Applicants MUST have professional experience teaching elementary and/or middle school students and teaching writing.”
  • At the University of Arkansas, they’re looking for a non-tenure track Instructor and Assistant Director of the Program in Creative Writing and Translation.
  • From the University of Colorado: “The Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) seeks candidates for a position at the associate professor or full professor level who will enrich our program with its commitment to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Candidates should demonstrate scholarly and/or artistic engagement in emerging media practices from a broad perspective. Expertise might include any of the following: performance media, media art, immersive media, creative nonfiction, and sound practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate achievement in media arts practices and contribute to our evolving undergraduate program by providing leadership and a creative approach to pedagogy.”