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).
Electric Literature’s “The Commuter” is open to prose (flash fiction) submissions until 11:59pm tonight! Pays: $100.
Quick reminder that the current issue of The Practicing Writer includes a number of calls and competitions with mid-May deadlines.
“Poets & Writers presents the Amy Award each year to recognize promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive a modest honorarium and give a reading in New York City. The award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York, in memory of Ms. Trachtman’s daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet.” NB: Per the guidelines, “The NYC metro area is defined to include the five boroughs of New York City and the following counties: Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester (NY); Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union (NJ); and Pike (PA).” Deadline: June 1, 2019.
“Words Without Borders seeks applicants for its editorial fellowship. The WWB Editorial Fellowship program is designed for individuals looking to build a career around the publication and promotion of international literature. The editorial fellow will gain hands-on experience with all aspects of the publication of a digital literary magazine—from issue planning to online promotion. The fellow will become familiar with the special considerations and skills required for editing literature in translation and working within the context of a nonprofit organization. This is a unique opportunity for an early-career publishing professional to be mentored by experienced editors while also making a contribution to one of the premier magazines for contemporary international literature.” NB: “Editorial fellows will work from the WWB office in Brooklyn, NY, and require a commitment of sixteen hours per week for nine months, beginning in September.” Pays: $15/hour. Deadline: May 15, noon ET.” (Thanks to Robin Flanigan for pointing this one out.)
“The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem. This paid, one- to two-year immersion program is designed to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in book publishing. Intended to provide an alternative route to success in an industry where the prerequisite to an entry level position is typically an unpaid internship, this learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come. This position is based on-site in our Minneapolis offices and is full time (non-exempt, 40 hours per week, for 12 to 24 months), beginning in September 2019. Compensation includes a salary of $30,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits.” Deadline: June 6, 2019.
Also in Minneapolis, Graywolf Press is hiring a Publicity Associate.
“Salon.com seeks a full-time culture writer to join our editorial team. We are looking for a culture/entertainment writer with experience writing compelling cultural analysis — both the quick take and the long view — plus reviews, interviews, and reported features. If you’re a passionate culture omnivore with a head, a heart and a point of view, let’s talk. Our writers and editors are highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented professionals who know how to collaborate and communicate effectively using digital tools. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of professional writing experience in a digital media environment and formal journalism training (classroom, newsroom, or both), with SEO knowledge, AP Style fluency and familiarity with a WordPress-based CMS. This is a remote-working, full-time union (WGA-E) position with benefits.”
“Brown University Department of Literary Arts invites applications for a Bonderman Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts, Poetry. This Bonderman Assistant Professorship is a one-year term appointment. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year: poetry workshops at either undergraduate or graduate level, literature courses, and/or electives in a related field, including but not limited to: literary or narrative theory, lyric essay, international literature, translation, digital language arts, film/video, hybrid genre, etc. The appointee will also be required to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate theses, and participate fully in the life of the department. Qualifications must include: at least one published book and experience teaching undergraduate workshops in literary arts; experience working with graduate students is desirable.”
“Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a one-semester guest position in environmental writing for the fall of 2019. We are interested in candidates who are qualified to offer courses in writing that explore a broad range of environmental questions. Applications are welcome from nonfiction writers, fiction writers, and poets. Applicants should have at least one published book and should have teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.”