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).

  • Posted by Dana Snitzsky on Twitter: “I’m a @Longreads editor who wants to be pitched by more writers of color. I’m looking for a) long essay-type book reviews b) interviews and c) essays. 2.5k+ words. Rate: $500.” Contact info in tweet.
  • From Lilly Dancyger on Twitter, for Narratively’s Memoir section: “I’m caught up on my submissions and itching to read some gorgeous new personal essays. Send me something epic, the story that marks the change from past you to current you.” More info/guidelines with pay rates via tweet & link. (This one I’d missed; thanks to the excellent Freelance Beat newsletter for the tip.)
  • Pulp Literature will welcome short fiction submissions from April 16 to April 30. Pays: “We pay $0.035 – $0.07 per word for short stories (to 7000 words), $0.025 – $0.05 per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and $0.015 – $0.035 per word for works over 10000 words.” Accepts “a limited number of reprints at rates up to 50% of first publication rates.”
  • PEN America’s $10,000 Writing for Justice Fellowship will commission six writers—emerging or established—to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.” This is an open-genre opportunity open to writers at all career stages. NB: “Currently and formerly incarcerated writers are highly encouraged to apply, and special provisions will be made for incarcerated writers to participate through alternative methods.” The fellowship confers a $10,000 honorarium; fellows “may request up to $5,000 in additional funding for travel and research. In addition to financial support, Fellows may choose to be paired with a mentor to serve as a source of guidance for the project, and the cohort will convene in person twice during the course of the Fellowship.” Lots more info available on the website. There is no entry fee to apply.
  • San Francisco’s Litquake festival is open for submissions from potential participants until May 1. Pays: “All participants will receive a modest stipend as gratitude for their involvement.” Detailed eligibility info/guidelines available in the call.
  • Electric Literature is looking for a Social Media Editor. “This is a part-time position, some of which can be done remotely. Candidates should be available to come to Electric Lit’s offices in downtown Brooklyn at least twice a week. Compensation is a monthly stipend based on a commitment of 15–20 hours a week.”
  • Position with BookBub for an Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts: “Do you love finding the perfect books for your friends, family, and loved ones — even when their tastes are different from your own? If so, keep reading! BookBub seeks a hardworking and entrepreneurial individual to curate, organize, and edit content for our fast-growing community of book lovers, primarily through our Featured Deals product, an email filled with ebook deals that goes out to millions of readers each day.”
  • Columbia Journalism Review is hiring a Managing Editor.
  • Boston Review, a nonprofit political and literary magazine, is looking for an Engagement Editor to direct and execute our social media strategy and grow our audience engagement. This position will focus on cultivating new audiences through social media and strategic marketing and will create and maintain Boston Review’s public relationships with media and opinion leaders. The Engagement Editor will work with the editorial team to effectively package and position content as well as the Membership Coordinator and Publisher to advance Boston Review’s marketing messaging. He or she will also take ownership of our distributed content strategy, including newsletters and multimedia.” NB: “Position requires being physically present in either New York City or Boston.”
  • “The Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry to begin in the fall term 2018 with the possibility of three years maximum with renewal. The candidate should have at least one collection of poetry published with a national press or significant, national publications or awards, and should hold an MFA degree. Ideally, the candidate should have prior teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate students.”
  • From the University of Central Oklahoma: “The Department of English invites applications for the Artist-in-Residence position to begin effective August 2018. We seek a writer whose primary genre is playwriting or screenwriting. Special consideration will be given to writers with experience in an additional genre. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities.”
  • The College of Southern Nevada is advertising for an English Instructor, Creative Writing.