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

  • Outlook Springs “is a literary journal from another dimension. It is devoted to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange.” Their current submissions period closes July 15. Payment: “$10 per poem, $10 per flash piece (under 1,000 words), $25 for short fiction and essays (over 1,000 words). Payment via PayPal or Venmo.”
  • Summer Anne Burton wants to commission “a series of short personal essays @tenderlymag on movies/books/tv from childhood that awakened your empathy for animals or radicalized your animal rights views — E.G. Charlotte’s Web, Babe, The Rats of NIMH, Bambi.” For pay rates, check Tenderly’s guidelines.
  • From Canada-based The Puritan: “GREAT NEWS: Our no-fee submissions are back open as of July 1 on Submittable and WE CAN PAY YOU MORE NOW! $200 for essays and $150 for fiction!”
  • North American Review is looking for a Managing Editor. (This job is sited at the University of Northern Iowa.)
  • Publishers Weekly, the leading b2b news & reviews platform servicing the publishing industry, is seeking a part-time Reviews Editor with impeccable editing and writing skills to work 20 hours per week. Under the direction of the Executive Editor and in collaboration with a Senior Editor, this individual will primarily be responsible for editing pre-publication reviews of genre fiction books, editing author interviews, and contributing to our twice-yearly announcements issues and other features as needed. There is a strong probability this job will become full-time in early 2020.” This job is sited in New York.
  • The Bay Area Book Festival has positions open for a Program Manager and a Writer and Development Manager.
  • “The Department of English and Creative Writing at Widener University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in English and Creative Writing specializing in Poetry to begin in August 2020. A secondary expertise in global literatures is strongly desired. An MFA in Creative Writing or PhD/ABD in English or Creative Writing must be completed by May 2020. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and advising, have a strong record of publishing, provide evidence of mentoring students in writing and publishing and related career pathways, and be open to working collaboratively in a department and university that values diversity. Since all faculty in the department teach first-year writing, preparation in writing pedagogy is essential.”
  • “The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. We seek a writer with a record of publication in prose, whose work also moves across genres and engages questions of race, ethnicity, and diaspora, particularly in relation to African American, Asian American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Latinx literary lineages. Desirable additional interests might include poetry, translation, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, digital arts, and/or hybrid forms. MFA or equivalent required.”