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 sometimes include those more restricted opportunities).
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  • Tin House Online, “featuring previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more,” remains open for submissions until April 14. Pays: $100 for Flash Fiction, $100 for Broadside Thirty (Poetry), and $300 for Nonfiction, up to 3000 words.
  • ICYMI: West Branch has extended its submissions deadline to April 15.
  • The Glen Workshop is “pleased to be able to offer 15 partial scholarships and 5 full commuter scholarships” for this summer’s gathering. Application deadline: April 15.
  • Structo is hosting its fifth Lenten Psalms Contest. The basics: pick a psalm and translate/rework/rewrite/reinvent it. Feel free to upend, reverse, riff on, and transform. Yank out a single thread from a psalm and watch the tapestry unravel. Re-knit it. Have fun. Take chances. You don’t have to be religious or an expert in dead languages – just dive deep into this timeless poetry. We’ve had a variety of submissions over the years from people with creeds from Catholic to agnostic, atheist to Hmong traditionalist, and all sorts in-between. The contest’s goal is to give space for reflect and writing.” Deadline: “Submissions are open until Easter Sunday (that’s Sunday 21st of April, at midnight UK time).” Prize: “The winning psalmist will receive $200 and a subscription to Structo.”
  • Applications for the position of Seattle Civic Poet are due April 24. (Seattle residency required.)
  • There’s a new contest to tell you about! Jewish in Seattle is now accepting submissions for its first Short Fiction Contest. The winning work will be published in the August-September 2019 issue (two runners-up will be published online). “Stories must be original, have a Jewish theme and a connection to the Northwest, and be 5,000 words or less” (entrants may, however, live anywhere). Deadline: May 15, 2019. Prizes: $250 cash for first place; dinner and a show in Seattle for second place, and chocolates for third place. (Thanks to Anca Szilágyi for the lead.)
  • In New York, Poets & Writers magazine is hiring an Associate Editor.
  • Also in New York, The New Yorker seeks an Editorial Assistant.
  • The Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington, is looking for a Program Manager, Writing.
  • “The Department of English at Utah State University seeks applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellow who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in its Creative Writing program, specifically a fiction writer focusing on the portrayal of underrepresented communities. Areas of interest might include Afrofuturism, Black science fiction, and/or speculative fiction by and about historically marginalized groups. The position will begin in August 2019. This one-year fellowship (2019-2020 academic year), with the possibility of renewal, will foster the career of a writer who has earned a terminal degree in creative writing (Ph.D. preferred) by August 1, 2019.
  • The Department of English at Tulane University seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor in creative writing specializing in poetry with a starting date of July 1, 2019. Candidates who have published a book of poems, a chapbook, or other poetry publications, and have an MFA in poetry are preferred.
  • “Houston Baptist University seeks Adjunct Professors to join the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing with expertise in Fiction and/or Poetry.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Thank you, Erika. Always grateful for these useful suggestions. They spur me into action, especially when I have been too busy (writing, or not writing enough but seizing whatever free moment to write). You do us all a great service.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you for saying so!

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