Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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, where you’ll always find more listings.

  • Deadline extended to October 31: “Submissions are now open for the first Brine Literary Salt & Vinegar Award presented by The Pickling Poet! The contest will be held semi-annually, with rotating genres and special guest judges. The inaugural contest will focus on translations (both poetry and prose), and our first guest judge is Rajiv Mohabir….The overall winner will receive $250 and publication in the upcoming 2nd issue of Brine. In addition, the winning author will be interviewed and featured on our blog and at Runners up will be considered for publication as well.”
  • has announced its sixth annual Flash Suite Contest, for “flash fiction in suites, not a short story. Prizes include $75 for a winner and $60 for a runner-up. Contest closes November 1.
  • “Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine are encouraging writers to enter to win one of the state’s great literary honors: The Vermont Writers’ Prize. Winning entries are published in Vermont Magazine’s March/April 2019 Issue. The prize is a collaboration between GMP and Vermont Magazine and is a chance for writers in Vermont to share their creativity, perspective and love for Vermont. The award was created as a way to honor Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. who was a Vermont historian, author, and long-time GMP Board member….The contest is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. You can be a professional or amateur writer….Submissions need to be essays, short stories or poems on the themes of ‘Vermont––Its People, Its Places, Its History or Its Values.'” Deadline: November 1, 2018. Prize: “The winning entry will be selected by an independent panel of judges and will be published in a special section of the March/April 2019 edition of Vermont Magazine. The author will receive a cash prize of $1,500.”
  • Attention, North Carolinians: “Since 1980, the North Carolina Arts Council has awarded fellowships to artists in a variety of disciplines who have been selected through rigorous panel screening processes. The Arts Council supports artists in their development and the creation of new work because they play an essential role in the creative vitality of the state. Fellowship recipients receive $10,000 to set aside time to work, purchase supplies and equipment, or pursue other artistic goals.” November 1 is the deadline for literary fellowships, which include “playwrights, prose writers, screenwriters and literary translation.”
  • The Creative Arts Institute (CAI) at the University of Buffalo “accepts proposals for residencies for sessions from as short as a few days up to four months. All fields of creative art are eligible to participate: music, film, plastic arts, visual arts, drama, writing, architecture and so-called emerging disciplines. Companies and collaborating artists may apply. Both emerging artists and established artists are invited to participate.” Purpose: “CAI residencies are intended to bring artists from outside the Buffalo area here to enhance the experience of the UB and Buffalo communities.” Applications must be received by November 11, 2018. “CAI is not able to provide accommodations for out-of-town artists at this juncture. Artists may request honorarium, travel expenses, housing expenses and other expenses.” NB: “This is the final year of CAI funding. For this last funding cycle, CAI hopes to fund only few projects, each of which has the promise of significant artistic and community impact.”
  • The Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s Langston Hughes Fellowship “is available to poets who identify as African American and wish to apply to attend the 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival….The fellowship covers Application Fee and Full Participant Tuition as well as lodging near the venue. The approximate value of the fellowship is $2000. Please note: transportation and food are the responsibility of the fellowship recipient….Before you apply, please carefully consider your availability for the festival dates to be sure you will be able to attend January 21-26, 2019, in Delray Beach, Florida, if selected.” Deadline: November 12, 2018.”
  • “The Wall Street Journal’s Book Reviews and Arts in Review departments are seeking beginning journalists – juniors, seniors or recent graduates with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere – for 10-week paid summer internships in our New York City office. Our internships – formally, the Bartley Fellowships – are in honor and memory of our section’s former Editor, Robert L. (Bob) Bartley. Opportunities will be awarded to young thinkers and writers who intend to pursue a career in journalism or cultural criticism. Several fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior editors. Bartley Fellows will be assigned to a department within the Opinion section – Arts in Review; Book Reviews; or Features (Op-Eds and Columns). The fellow(s) selected to work with the Books and Arts teams will assist in commissioning reviews, researching, fact-checking and editing content for the print and digital editions of the Journal, contributing to social media and digital production, and will be encouraged to submit their own ideas for works to review. They may also submit ideas for articles or projects to editors in any part of the Opinion section. Internships are paid, and generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.”
  • In Seattle, “Lakeside School is looking for a creative storyteller and editor who will lead the production of a twice-yearly alumni magazine. The communications associate/alumni magazine editor is a part-time (.60), year-round staff position at a highly regarded nonprofit that is setting the bar in education. You’ll be part of a dynamic, collaborative team working to communicate the mission and work of the school to alumni, parents and guardians, faculty, staff, donors, and the public.”
  • Remote position: “ADDitude magazine, a leading digital and print publisher of service journalism in mental health topics, seeks an experienced freelance health and parenting journalist for ongoing assignments. Print or digital magazine experience is a prerequisite.”
  • “Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic leader of the Creative Writing Program. This 12-month position reports to the Vice Provost of Academic and Arts Education. The creative writing programs at Interlochen help young writers cultivate their talents and broaden their command of the writer’s craft at all levels, preparing them for the increasing variety of writing experiences and opportunities presented by the digital world of the 21st century.”
  • At the University of Arizona, “the Departments of English and American Indian Studies, in conjunction with the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing (with a preferred focus in poetry) and American Indian Studies, beginning in Fall 2019.”
  • St. Mary’s College of California seeks a Visiting Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction).
  • “Indiana University seeks a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing to teach graduate and undergraduate workshops as well as craft courses.”
  • “The Division of Humanities at New College of Florida invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, beginning August 2019. One-year renewable.”