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.

  • “The media plays a critical role in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recognizes the importance of outstanding cancer journalism for the lay public with the AACR Biedler Prize, funded by a major bequest from pioneering cancer researcher June L. Biedler, PhD. Submit Your Best Work on cancer for an opportunity to win a $5,000 award, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 30-April 3 in Atlanta, Georgia.” Deadline has been extended to December 19.
  • From The Forge: “Because we know how frustrating it is to have our best work published in good journals which then cease to exist, our Managing Editor, Sara, is offering a chance this holiday season (until December 25) for you to submit your favourite work which was published in now defunct journals. Submit such work here and mention the previous publication. Normal terms & conditions apply. One piece per writer, please.” NB: “Normal terms and conditions” would suggest that only fiction and nonfiction are welcome; payment would be “upon publication, $50 flat regardless of length. We request exclusive worldwide English language rights to publish in the Forge Literary Magazine, an online journal, for a period of three months, after which all rights revert to the author. Authors outside the U.S. must be able to receive payment via Paypal.”
  • Fireside is currently open to short story submissions from the 15th to the 31st of December, 2018 (midnight to midnight, all times EST)….We accept short stories up to 4,000 words. Our budget allows us to pay for up to 7,000 words per month, which means we are always going to buy more shorter fiction than longer stories. We especially love to see very short pieces that still tell great stories and make us laugh, cry, or transport us to new worlds.” Pays: “12.5 cents per word in payment for accepted stories.”
  • Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships “are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA, Canada and the greater Caribbean).” Welcomed: “not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.” NB: “It is worth noting that applications will be considered on all subjects covered by the Library’s North American collections. However, the Centre also operates a set of research priorities each year” (which are detailed on the website). Note also: “It is expected that this award will support around a month’s work in the Library, either taken continuously, or as a number of smaller trips. The awards last for 2 years so the research trip(s) will need to take place between April 2019 and March 2021.” Deadline: 17:00 GMT on 4th January 2019.”
  • “The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas, is pleased to announce its 2019 writer-in-residence position. The residency will be for the month of June 2019 and includes lodging at a beautiful loft apartment on the downtown square in Piggott over the City Market coffee shop. The writer-in-residence will also have the opportunity to work in the studio where Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms during an extended stay with his wife’s family in 1928. The residency includes a $1000 stipend to help cover food and transportation. The writer-in-residence will be expected to serve as mentor for a week-long retreat for writers at the educational center. This retreat will be held June 10-14 and will be open to 12-14 writers from the region. The recipient will be expected to hold one or two readings of his/her own work in the region. The remainder of the month will be free to the writer-in-residence to work on his/her own work.” Deadline: February 28, 2019.
  • In Pennsylvania, “Gettysburg College invites applications for the position of Managing Editor of The Gettysburg Review, the College’s award-winning national quarterly literary journal. The Managing Editor is responsible for all aspects of the journal’s production, including creation of a production schedule, manuscript preparation, copyediting, author negotiations, and coordination with printer and other vendors. Additional duties include budget management, acquisition and administration of grants, marketing and promotion, supervision of student workers and interns, office management, and other tasks as assigned by the Editor.”
  • In Massachusetts, the Yiddish Book Center seeks a Communications Content and Projects Editor.
  • In Nashville, “BookPage is looking for a nonfiction editor to help select and highlight the best books published each month. The ideal candidate is an AP Style whiz with 3+ years of experience as an editor or copywriter. (Familiarity with the book publishing industry is a plus!)”
  • “Stony Brook’s Creative Writing and Literature Program seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to start September 1, 2019.” They are looking for candidates who have “a strong record of publication, including at least one memoir or creative nonfiction collection of literary merit from a respected press; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or the equivalent, such as a B.A. with an exceptionally strong record of publication of creative nonfiction or a PhD with a strong record of publication of creative nonfiction; and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.”