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).

  • Hurry if you’re interested in this one: Electric Literature’s “Recommended Reading” feature re-opened for flash-fiction submissions last week, and it will close on August 8. Pays: “If your work is selected, we can offer a total payment of $100.”
  • Speaking of flash fiction: Vestal Review has two fee-free categories open for submissions at the moment. One is for work by writers 60 years of age or older, and the other is for fiction by immigrants (to the U.S.). Pays: $25 (via Paypal) and a print copy. Deadline: November 29, 2018.
  • New journal: “Chronically Lit straddles the literary and mainstream writing worlds. Our vision is to examine and expand the representation of chronic illness in contemporary literature, media, and culture. Note that our first 100 submissions every month are free, then only tip jar submissions are open. If you cannot afford to pay to submit, wait until the first of the next month and it’ll be free again.” Pays: “We pay a token $10 per accepted publication out of our own pockets.” NB: “All submissions should relate to chronic illness in some way.” (Thanks to @Duotrope for the lead on this one.)
  • Shade Mountain Press is seeking literary fiction, either novels or short story collections, by D/deaf and/or disabled women.” Deadline: November 30, 2018, for projected publication in May 2020.
  • For those in the vicinity of the University of Arizona Poetry Center: “The Mary Ann Campau/Will Inman Scholarships program now provides four full, need-based scholarships to community members to defray tuition for a course offered through the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops program. Four full scholarships (ranging in value from $132 for a four-session class to $324 for an 8-week workshop or seminar, according to recipient interest) are awarded each term (fall, spring, and summer).” Apply by August 10 for one of the scholarships, which will be awarded by lottery for use in the upcoming term.
  • New prize alert: the Paul Torday Prize: “Paul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60. The family have decided to set up this new prize in Torday’s honour, celebrating first novels by authors aged 60 or over.” Prize: “The winner will receive £1,000, with a set of Paul Torday’s collected works. Runners up will receive one specially selected Paul Torday novel with a commemorative book plate.” Administered by the Society of Authors, this prize program has a deadline of November 15, 2018. Although there are no residency/nationality restrictions, the novel “must have been first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018.” (via Shelf Awareness)
  • Don’t forget that the August issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers just last week; you’ll find still more timely opportunities for writers listed there.
  • And a reminder (especially for freelancers/essayists) that Sonia Weiser’s new-ish newsletter is pretty great. Here’s last Thursday’s edition.
  • “The Greater Good Science Center is looking for a writing fellow to produce content about bridging the divides in our modern world, with a particular focus on effective strategies for fostering constructive cross­-group dialogue, relationships, and understanding.” This 18-month position “pays an annual salary of $75,000 and provides the full UC Berkeley health benefits package.”
  • New Hampshire Public Radio’s fellowship with The Exchange “is a ten month fellowship for those with a strong interest in politics and public policy who aspire to a career in public media. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience in radio show production working on our public affairs show, The Exchange.” NB: “The fellowship is a part-time (32 hours per week), ten month position. Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000 plus benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation and holidays.”
  • Job in Chicago: “The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking an Editor to manage the Books for Youth department of Booklist Publications, a unit of ALA Publishing.”
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center is looking for a Digital Editor (New York).
  • Also in New York: “Behind the Book seeks a part-time program coordinator to run our innovative programs in schools.”
  • “The English Department and the Residential College at the University of Michigan expect to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of Creative Nonfiction to begin September 1, 2019. This is a university-year appointment. We seek applications from emerging writers who have achieved distinction in one or more genres of long-form, narrative nonfiction broadly understood, including literary journalism, travel writing, and digital storytelling, and who can demonstrate excellence in teaching.”
  • In Minnesota, “the Macalester College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing–Poetry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Ideal candidates will also have the ability to teach Native American or Latinx or Asian American literature.”
  • The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia is advertising for two positions: Assistant Professor (Indigenous Creative Writing) and Assistant Professor (Rogers Chair in Creative Non-Fiction).
  • “The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts English Department is seeking applicants for a full­-time, 9­-month, term-funded Assistant Professor of English – Creative and Technical Writing with a specialization in fiction writing beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate must have substantial publications in fiction with additional publications in a secondary genre, either nonfiction or poetry.
  • “The English Department at Rhode Island College invites applications for a one-year temporary Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Fiction to teach the department’s creative writing offerings in fiction, 200-level introduction to creative writing, and general education literature and/or first-year writing courses.”
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