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

  • Electric Literature’s “The Commuter” feature is open for poetry submissions until June 12. Payment: “If your work is selected, we can offer a total payment of $100.”
  • Check out this Twitter thread calling for “new voices in environmental writing over at Sierra Magazine. Pay is $1 word for print, $300 per story for web.” (Note also information for anyone with a relevant book for possible review.)
  • Attention, writers based in England: “The National Centre for Writing is collaborating with Passa Porta and the Flemish Literature Fund to offer a one-month writing residency in Brussels in 2020. The residency is part of an exchange, with the National Centre for Writing hosting a writer from Flanders in Norwich. This residency will offer the writer a quiet place to write. There will also be opportunities to take part in public events in Flanders and Brussels, as well as to meet and collaborate with fellow authors and translators. This opportunity is open to England-based writers of novels, short stories or poetry, children’s or young adult literature or literary non-fiction. The author must have had at least one work published by a literary publisher (not self-published).” NB: “The writer will be offered free accommodation in a self-catering flat at the Passa Porta house of literature. This distinctive and comfortable flat has a floor area of 90 sq. m. and looks out over the picturesque Oude Graanmarkt (Old Grain Market). Its entrance is separate from that of Passa Porta and is on the Oude Graanmarkt, close to the Grand Place. The flat comprises a living room, a study, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen. It is equipped with an internet connection, printer, television and if required a laptop. A telephone is available at the guest’s expense. The National Centre for Writing will cover the cost of travel to and from Brussels and will pay a small stipend towards living expenses.” Deadline: June 17, 2019.
  • “Massachusetts-based artists [including writers] are invited to apply for a free 4-week residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, 2020. Applications must be received by Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:59 PM.” NB: “The selected artist(s) must be available to register for at least 2 weeks, and up to 4 weeks, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, 2020.” Also: “The full value of the 4-week residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA is more than $650 per week. The artists selected for this opportunity will receive a full fee waiver. Applicants will be responsible for their own travel costs, artistic materials, and meals (other than one group meal per day provided by MASS MoCA) while in residence.”
  • Words Without Borders is pleased to announce a new contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around the world today and to celebrate the art of translating poetry. The contest is open to contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. Four winning translated poems will be co-published on Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature, and in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month. The winning poems will be selected by acclaimed poet, translator, and scholar Mónica de la Torre, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each.” Deadline: June 28, 2019.
  • The Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers applications are now open! A series of three-month intensive writing fellowships, the goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. All fellows will work under the guidance of Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. The fellowships were created in order to cultivate and amplify new voices. If you are a writer who has minimal publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a writer still figuring out what subjects obsess you, we strongly encourage you to apply.” Included with each fellowship is a $2,000 stipend. Application deadline: June 30, 2019.
  • In Brooklyn, Teachers & Writers Collaborative is looking for an Education Director, “an innovative self-starter with a passion for inspiring others through the arts to manage its creative writing programs for youth and adults in New York City.”
  • Strategic Communications Manager sought in Cleveland: “[email protected] builds community by deepening social connection. Through facilitated discussions of narrative literature in the workplace, [email protected] strengthens cultures of of trust, respect and inclusion.”
  • The Los Angeles Times is looking for a Books Editor, who “will oversee the paper’s literary coverage on all platforms and will be responsible for commissioning and editing reported features, breaking news and book reviews. This person will also collaborate on planning the L.A. Times Festival of Books and other live events.”
  • “OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking an MFA Program Manager.”
  • California State University-East Bay is advertising a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing (via CRWROPPS-B).
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