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

  • Fiction submissions are open at Rivet for the month of July (other genres do not appear to be limited to July submissions). “We seek writing that crosses boundaries of form, content, and style — either subtly or radically. Send us works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that are too fabulist, surrealist, or experimental for traditional publishers. We are glad to consider work that uses genre elements in interesting ways (e.g. an urban noir fairy tale), but we are not looking for work that is primarily aimed at a genre audience (e.g. high fantasy or hard science fiction).” Pays: “Rivet pays $25 per author per issue, regardless of genre, length or number of pieces. (These rates can change from year to year as they are based on the amount of funding we receive from supporters.)”
  • Reopened for submissions: “Gordon Square Review will accept submissions for its fifth issue from July 15 through October 1, 2019. Writers will receive $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem.”
  • From Canadian Jewish News: “Are you, or do you know, an accomplished or aspiring writer between the ages of 18 and 29? If so, we’d love to hear from you!Submit an essay (between 500 and 1000 words) about a Jewish theme of your choice to #win our CJN #Prize. Up to $1800 available to be won!” For Canadian citizens/residents only. Deadline: September 6, 2019. (HT: @WordsThatSplash)
  • “Portland State University [Oregon] is seeking an editor of the weekly faculty/staff e-newsletter, the alumni magazine, and other publications and projects of the Office of University Communications.”
  • From Southern Utah University: “The Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position in creative writing, with an emphasis in creative nonfiction.”
  • “The Department of English at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an open-rank tenure track position (at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) that begins in August 2020. We seek a specialist in creative writing (fiction) to teach newly revised undergraduate creative writing curriculum in a large, diverse, and dynamic English department that includes Creative Writing, Literature, Linguistics, and Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates must have a strong background in fiction writing, but we particularly welcome applicants who are also able to teach in a secondary genre. Candidates with a background in teaching and publishing in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and/or speculative fiction are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also have an interest in collaboration and a commitment to issues of social justice, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  • From City Colleges of Chicago: “Malcolm X College is currently seeking a Full-Time Faculty member to teach English. If you have passion for teaching and learning, and are committed to the mission of the community college, consider joining our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and engage the student in critical thinking and problem-solving.”
  • 7 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. I love your new web design! What a refreshing surprise when I suddenly clicked and was taken on a new voyage through your Monday markets for writers! Great job!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        You may well be the first one to see it! I didn’t realize the “voyage” would be different. I hope it wasn’t complicated! Things should look a little different, but hopefully nothing has been changed for the worse in any respect. Thank you so much for the kind words!

    2. Gila Green says:

      Great new look!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you so much, Gila!

    3. Jean F says:

      This week’s Monday newsletter appeared briefly and then disappeared in IE11. I was able to read it in Chrome. Thought you would want to know.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll try to find out! (There is no “Monday newsletter”–I assume that you’re referring to the version of the post that you receive via email? The post itself is based here on the blog, and as you may have seen, the system underwent a big upgrade earlier this week, so there may have been some interruptions.)

      2. Erika Dreifus says:

        Okay–my guru understood your comment and was able to track down and fix a bug. Thank you for letting us know!

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