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.

  • Black Rabbit is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 7 through December 1st. For this issue, the Editors are looking for fiction, poetry, and visual art pieces, as well works including but not limited to installations, public art, GIFs, bathroom graffiti, and other forms that cross disciplines.” Pays: “As always, Black Rabbit offers all artists and authors twenty five dollars for their work.”
  • Into the Void “is accepting submissions of flash fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction to Issue 11 until midnight EST December 7. Submissions of visual art will be accepted until midnight EST December 21. We are not accepting short story submissions this time around as the winners of the Fiction Prize will be published in Issue 11, but we ARE accepting flash fiction submissions of 750 words or less.” Pays: $5/printed page.
  • An opportunity for writers based in the five boroughs of New York City: Noting that “It’s No Contest,” Four Way Books is receiving book-length manuscripts “for a first or second collection of poems, stories, or a novella.” Deadline: December 15.
  • “The Hellebore is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Hellebore Scholarship Award. We welcome poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art submissions….We highly encourage underrepresented communities to submit, including people of color, women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ folks.” Total scholarship value is $250. “A creative nonfiction honoree and poetry honoree will be awarded $100 each. A visual artist such as a photographer or illustrator, will be awarded $50. Finalists will also be recognized and published on the site. Finalists may also be considered for publication in our annual anthology, digital issues, and/or chapbook series.” Deadline: December 1.
  • December 1 is also the deadline for the next round of the Andrews Forest Writers Residency. “Creative writers whose work reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited to apply.” Residency award includes “a comfortable apartment at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest” and “an honorarium of $250,” among other benefits.
  • Coming this week: a new (December) issue of The Practicing Writer. It will be packed with additional calls and comps, none of them charging fees to submit/enter, and all of them offering cash payment/prizes. (It will also feature what has come to be an annual December feature: book recommendations from and for practicing writers. Perfect as you work on those lists of books to give others–or yourself–at holiday time.) Subscribe (if you haven’t already) and be sure to give the current (November) issue a final look for opportunities that are still open.
  • In Brooklyn, Greenlight Bookstore is looking for a Bookstore Office Assistant.
  • The Editorial Freelancers Association seeks a part-time Events and Communications Coordinator in New York.
  • “PBS Books is looking for a creative, organized, and ambitious Social Media Producer to focus on expanding our audience through daily social and digital engagement. PBS Books is produced for PBS and distributed to PBS stations and other national partners by Detroit Public TV. Candidate not required to be based in Detroit.”
  • “West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English, with proven expertise in creative nonfiction.”
  • “The Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts seeks to fill a tenure-track position in poetry beginning Fall 2019. The position will be filled at the level of assistant or associate professor, commensurate with experience.”
  • Able to work in the United Kingdom? Nottingham Trent University is looking for a Writer-in-Residence. Six-month, part-time opportunity that confers £9,000.”This is a great opportunity for a writer to immerse themselves in our diverse community, working across all four of our campuses.There will be opportunities to share your work and practice, providing creative and intellectual experiences for our students and staff. We have a wide range of community partners, which you may choose to work alongside. You will also have time to develop your own work. The ideal candidate will be a published or performed writer with experience of leading workshops or creative sessions. You’ll be confident and curious and enthusiastic to make the most of this opportunity – which you will have freedom to shape. The culmination of the residency will be a commission to create a piece of spoken word to feature in our graduation celebrations. This residency will contribute to Curated & Created, NTU’s extra-curricular cultural programme which includes Bonington Gallery, NTU Music, and our new performance venue, Metronome.” Apply by December 9: Shortlisted writers will be invited to discuss their application on the morning of Friday 14 December 2018.” (Found this one via Sian Meades’s newsletter.)
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