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

  • July 20 is the next deadline for submissions to Hot Flash Fiction, “an online literary magazine where the rich and varied voices of womxn from all walks of life are showcased and celebrated.” Pays: “We offer an honorarium equal to your age for each published story. Our stories remain posted on our primary page before joining our archives.”
  • Contest alert: “Lumberloft Press is seeking talented, unpublished authors to feature in our upcoming short fiction compilation. The theme for this year’s compilation is: DEATH FROM ABOVE.” (U.S. residents only.) Prize: “Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 (USD) and publication in the physical and digital copies of the compilation. Up to 15 runners-up will also be selected for publication. All winners will receive a hardcover edition of the release and a contribution credit.” Deadline: July 30, 2019. (Thanks to for the tip about this one.)
  • “Since its founding in 1991, frieze magazine has been dedicated to new, imaginative writing about art and culture. We celebrate criticism that is inquisitive, accessible and jargon-free; that engages with the physical complexities of art while situating it firmly within its broader context. Initiated in 2006, the annual Frieze Writer’s Prize recognizes emerging writers who achieve these qualities in their work. Applicants are invited to submit an unpublished review for consideration by three judges. The winner is commissioned to write a review for frieze and awarded GBP£2,000.” NB: Entrants must “not previously have published more than three pieces of writing on art.” Deadline: August 5, 2019.
  • From Headway Quarterly: “We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our second writing contest. The winter contest was such a success that we have decided to make this a biannual event! For round two, we’re introducing a twist. Entries should explore the theme of color—whatever that means to you—but should also be limited to 350 words in length. All genres welcome. We’re excited to see what you come up with. Sometimes, less is more.” Prize: “The winning submission will receive a cash prize of $100 and will be published in the fifth digital issue of Headway Quarterly, coming in early September. Three runners up will also be chosen, receiving a small prize and the option to be published in the same issue.” Deadline: August 15, 2019 (HT @Duotrope).
  • Remember, the July issue of The Practicing Writer remains online until the August issue replaces it, and we’re only halfway through July—plenty of opportunities listed there remain open.
  • Poets & Writers is hiring an Assistant Editor to be “a key member of the editorial team…responsible for providing vital editorial support for our flagship publication, Poets & Writers Magazine, and our website, Requires at least two years of experience editing for print and/or online magazines. The assistant editor reports to the editor in chief. This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
  • Poets & Writers is also hiring a Development and Marketing Assistant.
  • The search for a new Kenyon Review Editor-in-Chief has begun.
  • At the University of California-Davis, “the Department of English seeks lecturers for classes in creative writing to be offered during the 2019-2020 school year.”
  • “Southern New Hampshire University is currently seeking faculty to teach in our Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) program….Established publication record required, particularly in: Popular Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and/or Fantasy.”