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).

  • “North Dakota State University Press seeks poetry submissions of any style for a chapbook publication. While the author(s) may call any place home, their submissions must deftly capture the feeling of, as well as the reality of, living on the plains and prairies.” Pays: “If selected for publication, the author(s) will receive our standard university press publishing contract with royalties, ten free copies, and an author discount on purchases of additional copies. The author(s) must agree to give a public reading at a time and place in North Dakota, convenient to NDSU Press and the author(s), the day of, or soon after, publication.” Deadline: July 1, 2018.
  • The Loudoun County Public Library is receiving submissions for its annual Write On! Short Story Contest. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter. Prizes to top three winners: $200/$100/$50. NB: “Winners will be announced at the Write On! Short Story Contest Finale on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Fair at the Cascades Library. An eBook featuring the work of the winners and honorable mentions will be posted on the library website.” Deadline: July 31, 2018.
  • Consequence is an independent, international literary magazine. Annually in the spring we publish a print edition that includes short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews focused on the culture and consequences of war.” Pays: “We pay $10 per page for prose work, $25 per page for poetry, and $15 per page for translations that we commission.” Submissions will remain open until September 30.
  • From Literary Hub: “We are seeking a highly organized and motivated editorial fellow. The fellow will be an integral part of a small team, working closely with editors on day-to-day operations. As the fellow must be able to work with us in the office, we will not be considering remote applicants; applicants who are not currently in New York but willing to relocate should explicitly indicate that in their cover letters.” NB: “This is a paid, full-time position with opportunities for advancement. The fellowship is six months (July through December).” Apply by June 20; job begins July 9.
  • “Catapult is seeking two paid interns to provide support to our Catapult and Soft Skull publishing teams in our New York City office. We’re looking for one full-time publishing intern (40 hours/week, to assist with a broad range of tasks including editorial, production, marketing, publicity, and more) and one part-time publicity and marketing intern (20 hours/week).” Pays: “The four-to-six month term can begin as early as July 2018 and last through January 2019, allowing the intern to experience an entire season of the publishing calendar. Our interns earn $13/hour. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are especially encouraged to apply.” Application deadline: morning of June 29.
  • ALSO from Catapult: “To celebrate Pride Month, Catapult is thrilled to offer one scholarship to any online workshop and one scholarship to our sold-out summer writers’ retreat in NYC, Don’t Write Alone. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants should identify as LGBTQ+ and demonstrate financial need.” Deadline: June 30
  • “Words Without Borders seeks a Development Assistant to support the Executive Director in the organization’s fundraising activities and administration. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter who is able to manage a wide range of responsibilities while working collaboratively with a small team. This is a great opportunity to develop fundraising and administrative skills in support of a dynamic literary nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position based in Brooklyn, NY.” Pays: $18/hour.
  • “Bennington Review, a faculty-edited, nationally-distributed biannual print literary magazine of innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction housed at Bennington College, seeks a part-time Managing Editor based in either New York City or Bennington, Vermont. The Managing Editor will facilitate the week-to-week operations of the magazine including preparing each issue for copy editing and publication; overseeing website content; managing publicity and social media; liaising with contributors, subscribers, distributors, the designer, and the printer; fulfilling subscriptions; overseeing and reconciling the budget; recording sales and expenditures; maintaining up-to-date subscription and shipping databases; organizing occasional readings and issue launches; promoting the journal at the annual AWP Associated Writing Programs Conference; bookstore outreach; and helping develop strategies and projects to expand and diversify the magazine’s reach, visibility, and impact….This is a 15-hour-a-week position; commonly two-to-four hours each week are dedicated to in-person meetings in Brooklyn, NY, (or Bennington, VT) with the Editor.”
  • “The Nation, the weekly magazine and website of politics and culture, seeks an Assistant Literary Editor. Candidates should have at least 1 to 2 years of experience working in journalism, and they should be well read in contemporary politics and literature as well as have interests in history, political thought, music, film, and TV. The editor will assist the literary editor with the magazine’s weekly print production, be responsible for a variety of other editorial and administrative tasks relating to the magazine’s Books & the Arts section and its culture vertical, and edit essays, cultural comments, and reviews for the web. These assignments will range from music and TV to literature and the history of ideas, and candidates will ideally have some assigning experience. Applicants must be based in New York City, or willing to relocate or commute daily. The office is small and collegial, and collaborating with other editors is prized. Starting salary is $47,000 and can scale up depending on experience.”
  • “The Writing Revolution (TWR) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing analytical writing skills to underserved students from the primary grades through high school, using an evidence-based method developed by Dr. Judith Hochman, a nationally renowned educator.” And they’re looking to fill several positions, including one for a development associate and another for a curriculum and data associate.
  • “The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in creative writing/fiction.”