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).

  • “At Zizzle we look for stories that will surprise, move, and amuse both young and mature imaginative minds. We like fiction that dives deep into meaning and resists banality. We believe the moral, if any, of a great story should evolve naturally from within and not be imposed from without. We embrace new perspectives to the nuanced joys and tensions in children’s daily lives and imaginations. We are open to pieces that defy traditional storytelling. Tasteful humor and a strong voice always appeal to us.” In other words, they seek “flash fiction that not only appeals to children as young as age 10 (grade 5), but to grown-ups as well.” Pays: “a flat rate of US $100 for each accepted flash fiction piece. The accepted piece will appear in our online or print edition, or both.”
  • Stipended fall internships are available with One Story and One Teen Story (Brooklyn, NY).
  • Publish “art criticism, art writing, or cultural journalism on a regular basis”? You may be interested in the Red Bull Arts Detroit Visiting Writer Fellowship: “Red Bull Arts Detroit will provide travel to Detroit, accommodations, and a $2,000 stipend to develop a piece of writing and a public program. The Visiting Writer Fellowship takes place over a two-month period and allows for two visits to Detroit, the first for research, and the second to present a public program such as a talk, a workshop, or a similar initiative.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: August 24, 2018.
  • Also in the area of arts-writing: Women’s Studio Workshop (Kingston, New York) is looking for an Arts Writer. “The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women’s issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.” NB: “Compensation includes: $30,000 annual salary, 2 weeks paid vacation, ~2.5 weeks paid vacation for WSW’s winter break, and generous sick time. Healthcare stipend anda private, studio apartment on WSW’s campus ($700/mo) are available. This is a full time, exempt position with a one-year contract. There is a possibility of contract extension or permanent hire at the end of the first year.”
  • Literary Hub is hiring a Social Media Editor (New York).
  • St. Peter’s University (New Jersey) seeks adjunct faculty to teach “introductory courses in Fiction, Poetry and Drama.”