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).
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

  • I’m briefly back at my desk, with just enough time to post and distribute (a tad earlier than usual) the May issue of The Practicing Writer. SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES THERE. If you’re a subscriber, check your email! This issue will also remain online until June’s replaces it.
  • “Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine is excited to announce a call for submissions for our first all-fiction issue! This special issue will feature a dozen or so illustrated short stories of the magical and fantastic. Publication is anticipated some time in 2020, with a release date to be announced closer to the time….There is no required theme for the stories, although anything to do with the themes usually explored in Fiddler’s Green—such as magic, individualism, or iconoclastic approaches to spirituality—will be most welcome. Stories with word counts between 1500 and 3000 will be considered. Narrative or thematic poetry of any length will also be considered, but we will only be publishing a few poems at most.” NB: “Stories may be new or may have been previously published elsewhere, as long as the author has the rights to offer their work for reprint in Fiddler’s Green.” Pays: “For each story or poem published in the special issue, the creator will be offered compensation in the form of either $100 or a half-page advertising credit in this or a later issue of Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine. Fiddler’s Green will retain non-exclusive rights to publish the story or poem for the duration of this special issue’s print run.” Deadline: July 1. (Discovered this publication via @Duotrope.)
  • “ accepts pitches for essays, reported work, features, and more. Below, you’ll find a few general tips for pitching to our Managing Editor and staff. All assignments will be contracted and paid. Writers from outside the United States are welcome.” NB: The guidelines indicate some specific editorial interests for the month of May as well as a number of evergreen topics.
  • The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA) provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.” Deadline for the first stage of their application process is May 15.
  • At the University of Pennsylvania, “The Wharton School is seeking a Senior Interactive Fiction (IF) Writer/Designer to join Wharton Interactive, an exciting team at the Wharton School that is actively developing new gaming platforms to transform learning. The Senior Interactive Fiction Writer/Designer position is responsible for developing, writing and updating games on Alternate Reality Courseware (ARC), a flagship product offering of Wharton Interactive. ARC is a highly sophisticated story engine, providing a role-playing game (RPG) and IF experience, and immersing our students in a realistic world where they learn by doing. Sometimes the ARC world we create is a traditional corporate setting, other times it could be a trip to Saturn. This position is responsible with creating the gameplay experience—the worlds, characters, story lines, and challenges that link to the learning outcomes.”
  • 826NYC is looking for a part-time After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator. The position includes supervising Park Slope tutors and interns, “20-25 hours a week, Mon-Thurs 2:30-6:30pm plus some weeknights required during school year for parent meetings, special events, and workshops (subject to change for summer programming).”
  • Syracuse University is hiring an Assistant Teaching Professor and Creative Writing Coordinator. “This is an up to 3-year appointment, non-tenure track faculty appointment, with the potential for renewal. Responsible for both instruction and administrative duties in the Department of English, Creative Writing Program.” NB: “MFA in Fiction required. Previous teaching experience.”
  • “The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego…invites applications [for temporary part-time lecturers]….Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, and to have demonstrated outstanding teaching experience in all of the following genres/areas: Prose, both Fiction (especially Screenwriting and Young Adult) and Nonfiction; Poetry; and Theory/Stylistics and Grammar. Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching qualifications in the above detailed areas, and experience managing diverse classrooms. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic setting. Appointments will most likely be part-time, but may be full-time, from one quarter up to one year in duration.”
  • From New England College: “Online PT Faculty needed for graduate program in Professional Writing. Course topics include brand development, digital portfolios/platforms, editing and publishing, business and technical writing, new media, public relations, creative nonfiction, communication theory.”