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.
A computer, coffee mug, and other items on desk, with a label announcing "Opportunities for Writers."

  • In case you haven’t seen it, the January 2019 issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers earlier today. It’s packed with no fewer than two dozen no-fee opportunities that will pay you for your work. A copy of this issue will remain online until the February issue replaces it.
  • In Britain, “submissions are now open to find a black, British female contributor to add a final essay to [what appears to be a forthcoming British version of] Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, an anthology of inspiring essays by black women writers, curated by Glory Edim, the founder of the popular book club and online community, Well-Read Black Girl, about the importance of recognising ourselves in literature.” For this essay contest, the winner “will receive £250 on the signing of the contract and following publication will receive 2 complimentary copies of the book.” Deadline: 11:59 pm GMT on Sunday 6th January 2019.”
  • A 2019 Puerto Rico Artist Residency at MASS MoCA is available for “at least 6 artists from Puerto Rico. The normal residency fee will be waived, and additional support will be provided for travel and meals.” Deadline: January 10, 5pm (presumably Eastern time).
  • Logic, “a magazine about technology and society,” seeks pitches for an upcoming issue on “Bodies”: “This issue will look at ‘bodies’ in their many contexts—asking how technologies are rewiring us and how to make an Internet where everybody thrives. Possible topics for pitches include: Violence, Prosthetics and implants, Haptics, Sports and Fitness, Pleasing Bodies, Vile Bodies, Reproduction, Reproductive Justice, Resurrection, Reincarnation, Life after death, Funerary technology, Synthetic biology, Medicine, Mind-brain interfaces, Drugs (pharmaceutical and recreational), The Quantified Self, Gender reassignment, Texts and Corpora, (Other) Animals, Robots, Cybernetics, Nutrition, Agriculture, VR and proprioception, Sex, Self Care, Governing Bodies, Bodies of Water, Astral Bodies, Viral Stars, etc…” Deadline: January 10, 2019. Pays: “We pay $150 for shorter essays of 1000-1200 words, and $400 for longer features of 2000-3000 words and up.”
  • great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies.” Next deadline: January 15, 2019. Pays: “One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. To help towards shipping costs, international writers receive one copy.”
  • Kirkus Reviews is looking for an intern who is interested in the publishing industry, cultural journalism, and criticism for a paid internship starting January 2019. The intern will work with Kirkus’ editors, as well as the rest of the Kirkus staff. Duties include, but aren’t limited to, receiving and cataloging submissions for review that arrive at the Kirkus office in both the fiction and indie departments, assisting the editorial staff in fact-checking and maintaining editorial calendars for the Kirkus site and its bimonthly print issues, and contributing to Kirkus’ social media channels. The intern will have clerical duties but will also be given the opportunity to write for the publication. The intern would be expected to be at the Kirkus office in New York, 15-25 hours per week.”
  • Winter Tangerine is growing and we’re looking for ambitious and dedicated writers, editors and thinkers to join us as we continue to craft platforms of radical imagination, creation and growth. Winter Tangerine’s staff is composed of folks who approach their work with initiative and self-motivation; there is a large degree of both creative liberty and personal responsibility within our working environment. Within the WT ecosystem, we work collaboratively towards a collective vision and mission….All Winter Tangerine positions are based entirely online/remote. Though we are a small, independently run organization with no outside funding, we are pleased to offer modest stipends to most of our staff.”
  • “The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Chicago seeks to hire a full professor who will help shape the future of its Program in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be a distinguished writer of literary fiction whose work engages questions of race and ethnicity, particularly in relation to African American and Caribbean contexts. Applicants must be a professor, have a national and international reputation of prominence, and have a record of success teaching and program-building in the academy.”
  • Happy New Year, all!

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