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.
The mission of The New Southern Fugitives “is to ‘tell a million tales of y’all means all’ and we especially encourage submissions from people of color, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, current or previously incarcerated, women, and non-binary people.” They seek previously unpublished writing and art. Pays: $100 per book review, essay, or short story; $40 per poem; $40 per flash/micro fiction (under 800 words); $40 per photograph or piece of visual art.”
Catapult‘s Lilly Dancyger is seeking personal essays “that engage with some external artifact to make sense of something in the writer’s life. There should still be a narrative arc, but also that extra spark that comes from using a work of art or a historical figure/event as a lens.” Check the Twitter thread for more info about this paying opportunity.
Copper Nickel will close for submissions (for a month) on December 15. Pays: “$30 per printed page + two copies of the issue in which the author’s work appears + a one-year subscription. (Per-page payment could vary slightly from year to year based on funding.)”
Deadline extended to December 31: Jera Brown, editor of the SacredandSubversive.net, “is seeking personal essays for a book-length anthology. Sacred and Subversive: Queer Perspectives on the Future of Faith Communities will be published in print and ebook formats. The anthology will be longer, more in depth versions of the kinds of content you can already find on the site: personal reflections on the intersections of sexuality, gender, and spirituality.” Pays: “Because I am prioritizing queer writers of color and writers with marginalized faith identities, I am committed paying all writers $75 out of my pocket for submissions accepted to the anthology and $50 for all submissions posted on the blog.”
Good list of upcoming no-fee poetry contests from Trish Hopkinson. (Some of these you’ve seen me mention before/in the past, but others I haven’t yet cited.)
“ArtsWestchester is looking for a proven writer and editor with an interest in the arts to join our communications team during the maternity leave of our ArtsNews Editor. This is an opportunity to manage the production of a monthly arts newspaper and weekly arts(e)newsletters focused on cultural events and arts news of Westchester County, NY. We are seeking a flexible candidate with strong writing, copyediting and research skills.” NB: This job is based in White Plains, NY; “some remote work may be possible.”
“Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W), a fifty-year-old literary education organization based in New York City, seeks a visionary, hardworking, resourceful, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Executive Director (ED). The ED serves as the chief executive officer of the organization, responsible for the supervision of educational programs, publications, operations, finance, and development. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, developing strategic plans to expand access to creative writing residencies and publications, to raise money from institutions and individual donors to support these goals, and to support a diverse and vibrant roster of teaching artists.”
Writers and Books (Rochester, New York) is also advertising an Executive Director position.
In New York City, “the Baruch College Writing Center anticipates openings for 4–5 professional writing consultants for the Spring 2019 semester. Review of applications will begin immediately.”
Rowan University (New Jersey) “welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach and help develop courses in the graduate and undergraduate writing programs in the area of creative nonfiction and will also teach undergraduate introductory creative writing courses.”
“Hendrix College [Arkansas] invites applications for a Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language, to begin in August 2019 for a two-year term position. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. The Foundation seeks applications from post-doctoral or post-MFA scholars whose teaching and writing focus on creative writing with a primary field of poetry and a secondary field of open specialty, creative nonfiction writing preferred. Experience teaching introductory literature and writing courses is also desirable. The Fellow may have the opportunity to teach an Oxford-style tutorial course in literature or creative writing; if so, appropriate training in that pedagogy will be provided by the college.”