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, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does include those more restricted opportunities).
tabletop with computer keyboard, coffee, and wallet; text label that reads "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply and Paying gigs only

  • The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program was established to help build the careers of individual artists, increase the sustainability of cultural organizations focusing on black arts, and boost community awareness of the black arts sector.” NB: “Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent before being invited to apply for support in the following funding streams: Planning Grants, Individual Artist Support, Culturally Relevant Residency Support, Festival Support, Advancing the Field Support and Special Project Support.” The deadline for letters of intent is March 15, 2019.
  • The Ireland Funds Monaco Residential Bursaries have been established to enable literary and academic writers born or living in Ireland to pursue a current project during a one-month residency at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. The Bursaries are aimed at writers in each category who have already published some work of note and are current engaged in work-in-progress which would benefit in some regard from holding the award. The literary and academic bursaries are held respectively in the months of March and October of each calendar year. In addition to the cost of air flights and accommodation, the Bursary entails an honorarium of €1,300 to be presented to holder on completion of the period of tenure. A daily subsistence will be made available in the form of weekly payments while the recipient remains in the Principality of Monaco.” Deadline: “Those aiming to take up the Bursary in Autumn should be apply by March 30th of the same year and those aiming at Spring not later than September 30th of preceding year. The next Bursary available is for Autumn 2019. Applicants should apply by 30th March 2019.” (HT Funds for Writers)
  • In the UK, “Gladstone Library’s competitive Writer in Residence programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values.” NB: “Four places are awarded to writers working in the English language. The proposed dates of the tenures are February, May, September and November. We like to support writers as best we can and we know that many cannot simply abscond from regular life for a month. Residencies can therefore be taken in two two-week blocks, and residencies of a single fortnight will also be considered. We are also flexible with dates….Writers at all stages of their career should feel able to apply for Residency. We are proud to say that Residencies have supported some of the finest writers in the English language, whether they won for their seventeenth book or their first.” Residency awards include: accommodation, meals, travel expenses (not clear if this includes expenses outside the UK), and an honorarium of £100.00 per week.” The program does appear to be limited to fiction or nonfiction writers. Deadline: April 4, 2019. (HT Literistic)
  • Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a special online edition to be published at in Summer 2019….The theme of this issue is Origins.” Payment: “Authors whose work is selected for this special feature will receive a small honorarium ($25 per poem, $75 per story or essay) and a complimentary 2-­year subscription to Ninth Letter.” Deadline: April 8, 2019.
  • Quick reminder that the MARCH issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers late last week and will remain online, replete with additional opportunities, until the April issue replaces it.
  • Roxane Gay is hiring a deputy editor for a new project. “This is a remote position.”
  • In Brooklyn, New York, the Center for Fiction is seeking both a Director of Public Programming and an Administrative Assistant.
  • “Zócalo Public Square, the innovative blend of live events and ideas journalism, seeks a dynamic and ambitious Senior Editor, with a deep interest in American history. We are looking for an intellectually curious person who is interested in big questions, passionate about democratizing ideas, and has the experience to tackle a variety of challenging projects….The Senior Editor must be able to work out of Zócalo’s offices in downtown Los Angeles, and commit to long hours, occasional weekend and evening work, and some domestic and international travel.”
  • Lewis and Clark College is hiring a Resident Director for its Fir Acres Writing Workshop for high-schoolers. “Fir Acres Writing Workshop runs from June 23-July 6, 2019. The Resident Director will need to be on campus from June 22 – July 7, 2019, for training and debriefing purposes.” NB: “The Resident Director will receive room and board for two weeks and write (and work) alongside a dynamic faculty and community of writers.” Pay rate is $15/hour.
  • “The Department of English at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications, for a one-year position to begin Fall 2019. We seek a creative writer specializing in poetry. Significant creative publications, a terminal degree in creative writing in hand or near completion, and a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching are required. The 3/2 teaching load will include Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Poetry, and topics in contemporary poetry, as well as contributions to the general education curriculum. The writer we seek will become part of a thriving writing community, which includes a Creative Writing track in the English major, a Writers House, and an impressive reading series, including the F&M Emerging Writers Festival.”
  • Two visiting faculty positions are available at Oberlin College (thanks to Tom Hopkins for telling me about them). One is for a poet, and the other is for a fiction writer.