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.

  • Regular submissions for the online literary journal mojo are open until November 12. They accept works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art/comics. Pays: “mojo pays a $15 USD flat rate per poem, nonfiction piece, fiction piece, or comic.” NB: “If a piece is selected for publication in Mikrokosmos, an additional $15 USD will be paid.”
  • “Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger, the founders and editors of The HerStories Project — a writing community for Gen-X women and publisher of four previous popular anthologies for women — are seeking submissions for a new essay collection. A Fury of Her Own: Midlife Women on Embracing Anger and Changing the World will examine the reasons for women’s anger at this current moment and celebrate the ways (big and small) they are using their rage to create lasting change.” They’re looking for unpublished essays. Deadline: November 25. Regarding payment: Here’s info received from one of the co-editors via private message: “We are paying all contributors $25. Then if our basic expenses (interior design, cover design, distribution costs, etc) are met, we’ll pay an additional $25.”
  • Minnesotans: Tofte Lake Center has announced the new application cycle for the Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship. “TLC will host its fifth annual weeklong artist retreat for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. In 2019, this will be the week of September 16 – 22.” NB: “Lodging is subsidized: the Fellowship provides a solo cabin with kitchen and bath facilities. The Fellowship provides an honorarium of $200 to cover meals and travel. Once at TLC meals are the responsibility of the artist.” Deadline: November 30.
  • Reminder: A new issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week, and it’s filled with two dozen more no-fee calls and competitions that will pay you for published/winning work. This issue will also remain online until the December edition replaces it. Be sure to spend some time with it, if you haven’t already.
  • “Tin House Books seeks an Assistant Editor to work from our headquarters in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The ideal candidate is passionate about literature, experienced in editorial work, highly organized and detail-oriented, self-motivated and eager to take initiative, and a top-notch writer and critical thinker.”
  • “The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a talented, dynamic, and experienced leader for the position of Editor of The Georgia Review.”
  • In Washington, “Writopia Lab, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs creative writing workshops for kids and teens, ages 6-18, is looking for a warm, detail-obsessed, full-time Registration Coordinator and Creative Writing Instructor for our Tenleytown DC location. Writopia Lab is a mission-driven organization, and those on our administrative team are no less committed to our mission than our workshop leaders and executives. This position is an both an administrative and teaching position.”
  • At Emerson College in Boston, “the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fiction Writing.”
  • “The Program in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas welcomes applications from published fiction writers to fill a tenure-track position starting in the Fall of 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing in the Department of English. Secondary interests in nonfiction, screenwriting, or translation are welcome, but not required.”
  • “The Department of English at Georgia College invites applications for a distinguished poet to teach in the Creative Writing Program.”
  • In Iowa, “Drake University’s English Department seeks an outstanding teacher and poet specializing in African-American and/or Latinx poetics to teach courses in reading, writing, creating, and performing poetry, including performance, slam, and spoken-word Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, full-time, starting August 2019).”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Pat Tompkins says:

      Hi, Erika:

      As always, thanks for your useful weekly reports on markets and monthly newsletter. I came across your Prufrock piece in The Offing yesterday. Witty indeed! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

      Thank you,


      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank YOU, Pat!

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