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

  • Open for submissions now: The Mad Creek Books 21st-Century Essays book series. (Mad Creek Books is an imprint of The Ohio State University Press.) Proposal deadline: April 15.
  • Re-opened for submissions: “The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is looking for, as you might guess, ‘compressed creative arts.’ We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers.” Pays: “$50 per accepted piece and signed contract.” (Thanks to @Duotrope for the reminder.)
  • From Naomi Zeveloff: “I’m guest editing for @Narratively, so send me your pitches of gripping narrative tales, both memoir and reported nonfiction! I love pitches that show the arc of the story, beginning, middle, and end. Rate is $300 to $400. Word count starts at 1,500.”
  • The Ploughshares blog is “currently accepting pitches for critical essays, personal essays, blended longform essays, interviews, book reviews.” Guidelines and pay rates vary by category.
  • “For the first time, Brooklyn Poets is offering fellowships to cover the full cost of its Hamptons retreat for students in need. To be eligible, applicants must not hold a graduate degree in creative writing (MA/MFA/PhD) or be enrolled in a degree program with access to creative writing instruction, and must not have previously published (or had accepted for publication) a book of poems. All applicants are limited to one fellowship lifetime. Winners of Brooklyn Poets workshop fellowships are eligible to apply.” Deadline: March 31, 2019.
  • From Library Journal‘s Meredith Schwartz: “Are you a journalist with experience working in libraries or a related field (government, nonprofits, higher ed, copyright, technology, etc.)? A library worker with experience in journalism? LJ could use a deeper bench of freelance news reporters. We pay $150 per story.” (HT The Freelance Beat)
  • In Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press-Bookstore is looking for an Events and Outreach Assistant, to coordinate the MIT Press Bookstore’s community outreach and marketing efforts, including planning, promoting, and executing the [email protected] lecture series.”
  • In DC, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking a Communications Coordinator. (Apply by March 25.)
  • Texas Review Press is hiring a Managing Editor.
  • Seattle’s Hugo House is currently accepting Writer-in-Residence applications. “Applicants for the position should be practicing, published writers of poetry as well as accomplished and dedicated writing teachers who are experienced working with writers of all levels in a traditional workshop setting, as well as on a one-on-one basis as a mentor offering criticism and professional-development advice.” Pays: “$500 per month stipend for nine months, plus additional compensation for Hugo Classes.” Deadline: March 31, 2019.
  • In Kentucky, “the School of Liberal Studies at Spalding University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of English to begin July 1, 2019. Preferred applicants are generalists in introductory literature courses, American literature, and first year writing. Experience teaching creative writing and fiction is also a plus. Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching first generation undergraduates within both general education and interdisciplinary majors in the School of Liberal Studies.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. EM says:

      Thank you Erika!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        You’re welcome!

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