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.
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  • “Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Funding rounds will open for applications two times each year; applications take approximately 8-10 weeks to process after the application closes on February 25th. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.”
  • For its spring 2019 issue, Eastern Iowa Review plans an online-only edition for which it seeks lyric & hybrid essays, prose poetry, and cover artwork and will pay $10 per accepted piece/cover.
  • From Catapult: “In case you missed it, our classes program is giving a scholarship to two black writers in honor of Black History Month.” Deadline: February 28.
  • Although it typically charges residency fees, Craigardan, in Keene, New York, administers a Creative Writing Fellowship (scroll down that page) that is awarded to two artists each year: one for a summer and one for a winter residency. “Interested writers may submit an application by March 1st for a Summer session (between June 1 and October 1) or by August 1st for a Winter session (between November 1 and May 1). Fellows will be selected based on merit by a jury of professional writers. The Fellowship fully covers all residency fees for a residency of up to one month. We welcome applications from writers at any stage of their career.” NB: For similar residency opportunities, see this page.
  • “To celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth on May 31, 2019, Brooklyn Poets invites you to submit a poem to our Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest in response to the bard’s indelible question from ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’: ‘What is it then between us?’ Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Mark Doty and Rowan Ricardo Phillips will judge the contest, selecting three winners from three different age brackets: 13–17, 18–22, and 23+. First prize in each bracket will win $250; second prize $100; third prize $50. Entering the contest is free. Please submit one previously unpublished poem only. The winners and judges will read at our bicentennial celebration on May 31 and have their poems published in a commemorative chapbook.”
  • Image is hiring a director of marketing to strengthen our public stature as an institution committed to exploring the interplay of contemporary art, faith, and mystery. This is a full-time position located in our Seattle office.”
  • In Brooklyn, Greenlight Bookstore is looking for an Events and Marketing Assistant.
  • In Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Press is advertising for a Marketing and Sales Assistant.
  • “The Writers Circle is looking for published authors to teach the joy of the creative writing process to young people and adults in one of our five suburban New Jersey locations.”
  • At Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, “the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a professor who will be responsible for curriculum leadership in the area of Creative Writing for the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program. In addition to a strong knowledge of diverse literatures, genres, and voices, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of creative writing publications and of excellence in creative writing teaching. Experience in the field of publishing , including genre fiction or literature for younger readers, would be considered a definite asset.
  • In Indiana, “Goshen College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of English to teach literature and writing courses beginning in August 2019. Candidates with one or more of the following specialties preferred: Global Anglophone, World Literature, Multi-Ethnic literatures, British literature, American Literature before 1900, or Shakespeare. Experience teaching Creative Writing, especially fiction, is also desirable.”
  • In Connecticut, “the English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for the full time administrative and teaching position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction/Creative Writing and Acting Assistant Director of Creative Writing for the 2019/2020 academic year. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory and advanced workshops in fiction writing. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise two honors theses. Administrative duties include helping to coordinate the [email protected] reading series and otherwise contributing to a lively undergraduate community in Creative Writing.”
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