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).
From Electric Literature: “For this round of Novel Gazing, Electric Lit’s personal essay series about the way stories shape our lives, tell us about a book (or movie, or show, or other narrative media) that shifted your opinion. This could be a huge change—the book that convinced you God existed, or didn’t; the play that altered your political perspective; the movie that convinced you to have kids—or a small one. Tell us about the stories that revolutionized your outlook on your family, on your career, on your own creative output. Tell us about the opinions you thought were unshakeable, until you encountered the story that turned everything upside down.” Payment: $100/piece. Deadline: “Submissions will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on March 24.” (HT @weischoice)
In April, the Parks & Points project “will host an online poetry series in honor of National Poetry Month. We invite poetry submissions that reflect upon nature, outdoor exploration, and accompanying moments of adventurousness or self-reflection.” To that end, they’re inviting poetry submissions (deadline: March 30). Payment: “We will offer an honorarium of $10 per poem.”
Announcement from The Sunlight Press: “As we move toward spring, we’re excited to announce our first Essay Contest for 2019. We will accept submissions starting on Monday, March 18 and continuing through Wednesday, May 1. The winning entry will receive $100 plus our regular payment for accepted pieces.”
“Beginning with our Summer 2019 cohort, Milkweed Editions will relaunch its internship program as a paid program. While the gateway to working in publishing has typically been a brief, unpaid internship (or several), Milkweed seeks to address this significant barrier to entry by offering a more viable and equitable internship experience, which will include a $1,500 stipend, free books, extensive mentorship with staff, and a range of professional development opportunities.” (Hurry: Applications for the summer session are due March 15.)
Seattle Arts & Lectures seeks a Writers in the Schools Program Associate.
Part-time Program Coordinator position with Lambda Literary: “The Program Coordinator supports the successful implementation of all of Lambda Literary’s programs for LGBTQ writers. In this multifaceted role, the Program Coordinator ensures smooth membership operations, supports a variety of programs for writers at all stages of their careers, and maintains our Los Angeles office. This is a perfect role for someone looking to develop the skills needed to build a career in the nonprofit literary arts.”
In West Virginia, the Department of English at Marshall University “invites applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in fiction writing, beginning August 2019. We are seeking a candidate who can contribute to one or more secondary areas in disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, poetry, multimedia composition, and grant writing and editing.” The same institution “invites applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in professional writing, beginning August 2019. We are interested in a candidate who can assist in the development of our new minor and major in professional writing and who can contribute to one or more secondary areas in disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, poetry, multimedia composition, and grant writing and editing, and who has experience in advising and curriculum development.”
At Austin College (Texas), “the Department of English invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor in fiction writing to teach introductory writing and literature courses, fiction writing and/or creative nonfiction, and topics courses in literature. The English department values a diverse and flexible curriculum, and welcomes topics courses in literature on any area of interest, including courses that engage issues such as gender; power, privilege, and inequality; or interdisciplinary approaches to literature.
“The English Department at Tufts University invites applications for two part-time lecturer positions in Creative Writing. One lecturer to teach three courses per academic year in fiction, and one to teach three courses per academic year in poetry.”