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).

  • Closing to submissions March 29: Hot Flash Fiction, “a literary website highlighting the work of womxn of a certain age,” which publishes “fiction and other versions of the truth. No Hallmark stories. No self-help articles. Just smart, funny, compelling, and interesting writing. Sorry, no poetry.” Pays: “We offer an honorarium equal to your age for each published story. Our stories remain posted on our primary page before finding a home in our archives.”
  • Reminder: By this time next week, the April Practicing Writer newsletter will have gone out to subscribers. Many of the opportunities listed for March remain open to you, and you can still find them here.
  • From BuzzFeed’s Arianna Rebolini: “Hi! Are you interested in writing deep-dive pieces about book trends & the book industry? I want to hear your pitches!”
  • Something only for parent-writers who are NYC-based (living in the five boroughs) from the Abrons Arts Center: “Abrons recognizes the unique challenges faced by working artists who are also raising children. With support from Sustainable Arts Foundation, Abrons is pleased to announce the launch of its Parent Artist AIRspace Residency, which provides support targeted resources to the needs of working artists and their families. This residency is for 2 individual parent artists working in the visual arts, solo musicians, and/or literary arts. This residency will provide studio space, free tuition to Abrons Arts Camp for 1 child, a stipend, administrative resources, and opportunities for intergenerational interaction in the summer of 2019.” NB: “Applicant must be New York City based and living within 5 boroughs at the time of application submission and during the residency period. Proof of address is required in order to apply. Housing is not provided.” Applicant must also “identify as a parent of a child between the ages of 5 and 13. Only 1 child is eligible to receive free tuition to Abrons Arts Camp in Summer 2019.” Deadline: April 8, 2019. (Thanks to Marjorie Ingall for the tip about this one.)
  • “The Boston Literary District in partnership with Emerson College is offering a residency in downtown Boston between July 15th and August 15th to a writer from New England. This opportunity will afford the resident space in which to live and work for up to one month, as well as access to other benefits from our partners. The resident will live in the provided apartment at no cost and participate in discussions with an online class of Emerson MFA students. Other readings and public opportunities may be arranged at the artist’s convenience. Applicants must be current residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine. Individuals who will be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at the time of the residency are ineligible. Writers of color and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.” Deadline: April 15.
  • The Wellspring House Fellowship “will provide housing and a monthly stipend of $2,000 to an emerging writer, for a term of six months to a year. Fellows will have their own bedroom and workspace at Wellspring House, a gorgeous retreat for writers and artists nestled on the edge of the Berkshires, in the village of Ashfield, MA. The deadline to apply is April 15, for a position beginning July 1, 2019. Fellows will be expected to help out with the running of Wellspring House, which will include a variety of tasks pertaining to the management and marketing of the retreat. The time commitment will be roughly 20 hours per week.”
  • The New York Times is hiring “an Editorial Assistant in the Editorial Department, supporting two columnists, Charles Blow and Nicholas Kristof. This job, which is based in NYC, is a great gig for someone who is organized, web savvy and curious, with a strong interest in national affairs. It entails research, fact-checking, social media and clerical duties. It is a wide-ranging role.”
  • In New York, Hofstra University’s English Department is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach an undergraduate course in creative nonfiction for Spring 2020. The department is also looking for “an adjunct instructor to teach our undergraduate Publishing Studies Practicum for Spring 2020. The course involves producing and publishing a national literary magazine, Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art, as well as introducing students to the history and theory of the literary magazine as a cultural forum.”
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