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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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter (current issue here).

  • From upstreet: “We invite you to submit your fiction and creative nonfiction for the next issue.” Pays: “between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays. Each author will also receive one complimentary copy, and may purchase more copies at a reduced rate.”
  • Cincinnati Review will re-open for submissions on September 5. Pays: $25/page of prose that appears in the journal and $30/page of poetry for the same.
  • Winter Tangerine has announced a new project: “DISPATCHES FROM THE STARS seeks to reimagine citizenship and sanctuary for folks at the intersection of migration and race. DISPATCHES invites work that constructs alternate realities for aliens of color, particularly through the lens of Afrofuturism, magical realism, speculative poetry/prose, or other re-renderings of the imagination. This feature welcomes submissions by all undocumented, noncitizen, and/or 1st generation immigrants of color who have stories about struggling with obtaining documentation or have otherwise experienced violence under the U.S. immigration system.” Pays: “Contributors will be paid.” (via Entropy’s “Where to Submit” list)
  • And in case you missed it: the September issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter has gone to subscribers. As always, it’s replete with additional no-fee, paying opportunities.
  • CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses) seeks a student for a fall social-media internship. (I discovered this one on Twitter, where, when I asked about payment, I was told that there’s a stipend.)
  • Urban Arts Partnership (New York) is hiring a Communications Manager.
  • The Office for the Arts at Harvard (Massachusetts) is hiring a Communications Coordinator. (21 hours/week. Schedule TBD. Some over-time may be necessary.)
  • “The English Department at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry, especially New Media Poetics. Appointment begins September 2019.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in Creative Writing. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence July 1, 2019….The successful candidate will have a strong record of publishing/production in at least one of the following areas: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, television, comics/graphic novels.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in Creative Writing, with expertise also in Indigenous Literatures and Oral Traditions. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence July 1, 2019. We are seeking candidates who have a strong record of what Lee Maracle recently called in Conversations with Canadians, ‘word art.’ This might take the form of written or visual texts such as publication/production in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, television, comics/graphic novels. It might also manifest in an outstanding record of storytelling, oral practice, or related creative and communal contributions. We are seeking candidates with expertise in Indigenous literatures whose work reflects the significance of creative practice to Indigenous communities, cultures, and ways of knowing. This position recognizes the capaciousness, flexibility, and limitations of ‘creative writing’ and ‘literature’ as academic categories.”
  • “The University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education Division is seeking a writing instructor to teach non-credit fiction writing courses that are designed for adult learners. The instructor must be able to adapt to students with multiple skill levels within the class. The courses are designed to provide students with the necessary tools to begin writing a work of fiction. Courses typically meet one night a week.”
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