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

  • Quick reminder that the JUNE issue of The Practicing Writer is in the works and will go out to subscribers later this week. In the meantime, don’t forget to review the current issue one last time for opportunities that remain open.
  • The Furious Gazelle is currently running a contest themed “fury”: Interpret that theme however strictly or loosely you’d like. Is there a subject that fills you with rage? A short story filled with fiery passion? A Nick Fury fanfic you’ve been slaving away on? We want to see the best of your best. We accept all genres of writing, and up to five pieces, totaling 5,000 words or under, from a single entrant. If submitting multiple entries, please send each separately.” Prize: “The Winner of the Spring 2019 contest will receive $50 and a book in the genre of their choosing (the book is US-only, but if you live in another country we will make sure to send you another delightful surprise). All finalists will be published on (which offers a priceless amount in bragging rights) and in a special print edition of the contest winners!” Deadline: June 1. (Thanks to Cathy’s Comps and Calls for pointing me to this one.)
  • From Atlanta Review: “The Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets solicits poems from college-age students, aged 18-23, on any subject or style. Poems with an international focus are especially welcome, but all poems must be written in English.” Prize: “The winning poet will be published in the Fall/Winter issue of Atlanta Review and will receive a $100 prize.” Deadline: June 1.
  • ICYMI when I mentioned this on Twitter a few days ago: PEN America has extended the deadline for Writing for Justice Fellowship applications. New deadline: June 3.
  • “Catapult ( is seeking one full-time (40 hours/week) publishing intern to provide support to our books team beginning no later than July 1, and one part-time (18 hours/week) publicity and marketing-focused intern to start in late summer. These are paid positions and located in our New York office.” NB: “We are seeking a full-time intern to start no later than July 1 and a part-time intern to start in late summer. The four-to-six month terms can last through December 2019, allowing the interns to experience an entire season of the publishing calendar. Our interns earn $15/hour.” Apply by 4pm ET on June 7.
  • “Electric Literature seeks a part time Marketing and Development Assistant to join our team. This position will assist the Executive Director to grow Electric Literature’s membership and donor base, and market its merchandise, publications, and programs to targeted audiences.” NB: “This is a part time 15hr/week position with a $1,000 per month stipend. All candidates must be available to come into EL’s downtown Brooklyn office.”
  • Also in Brooklyn, Melville House is looking for a Managing Editor: “This is not an entry level position. Candidates should have 2–3 years working in managing editorial specifically at a company publishing books, as opposed to other print matter.”
  • “BookPage, a monthly book review based in Nashville, Tennessee, is hiring a full-time children’s and YA editor. This editor will work with our editorial team and a roster of freelancers to commission book reviews, author interviews, and themed features for our website, print edition, and e-newsletters. NB: “Local candidates preferred; no relocation package.”
  • The School of Humanities at the UK’s University of Wolverhampton “is seeking to appoint a permanent part time 0.5 Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. The post will require you to deliver high-quality teaching across the existing suite of courses (and includes the areas of poetry, the novel, and non-fiction), promoting excellent levels of student achievement and satisfaction. An ability to teach humour writing, genre, life-writing and/or American Literature, would be advantageous.”