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).

  • Reminder! Time’s running out for this one! “Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Recommended Reading only considers previously unpublished fiction.” Closes to submissions on Wednesday, June 27. Pays: “Recommended Reading publishes fiction ranging in length from 2,000 to 10,000 words, and pays each contributor $300.”
  • Canadian journal Brick is also open for submissions for a few more days—until the end of June. “Brick prides itself on publishing the best literary non-fiction in the world, and we are eager to read your freshest, most impeccable, most compelling non-fiction submissions. We welcome diverse voices charting broad imaginings, current conversations, rich ideas, urgent passions, and beautiful, thoughtful, difficult, or irreverent art. Underrepresented writers—including but not limited to writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, queer, non-binary, Deaf, and/or disabled—are especially encouraged to submit their literary non-fiction.” Pays: “Brick pays its contributors upon publication and offers $55–660, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine.” (Remember—Canadian journal most likely translates into Canadian dollars!)
  • The Lucent Dreaming Summer Short Story Contest has extended its deadline until June 30. “It’s free to enter and you could win an Amazon gift card, limited edition Lucent Dreaming merch and publication on our website. Our prompt is WONDER.”
  • June ends SOON, which means that the July issue of The Practicing Writer is almost ready to go out! Subscribers get first access to all of the fee-free, paying competitions and calls that are packed into each issue.
  • Michigan Quarterly Review is hiring a managing editor.
  • The Whitman at 200 Project Coordinator position is a one-year, grant-funded position. The primary responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are to work closely with the project leaders (Project Director, Artistic Director, and Poetry Consultant) in the planning, scheduling, marketing, implementation, and documentation of the many parts of the larger Whitman at 200 project, including artistic commissions, the City Hall public reading, and the many events at Penn and the partner organizations.” (This job is located in Philadelphia.)
  • “The News Literacy Project (NLP) is looking for a full-time social media manager who cares deeply about journalism and about news literacy education.” NB: “The position is largely virtual. Ideally, the successful candidate will live in or near Washington, D.C., where NLP’s main office is located. Chicago or New York City may be acceptable locations for a highly qualified candidate.”
  • “The University of Maine Department of English seeks a creative writer with a specialization in poetry for a one year fixed-length position as assistant professor, starting September 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The poet we seek will have experience teaching workshops in poetry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competence in teaching literature, as well as writing in a second genre, such as essay, hybrid forms, digital writing, or creative non-fiction, is desirable. Teaching load is 3/3.”