Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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Each week in this space, Practicing Writing shares no-fee, paying markets for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction: competitions, contests, and calls for submissions. These weekly posts complement 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. (But this blog does share those more localized opportunities, including jobs.)

As always, if you’d like to share a specific opportunity listed here, please credit the blog for the find. Thanks for respecting the time and effort that I put into researching, curating, and posting this information! I do notice, and I appreciate the courtesy.

  • Electric Literature‘s “The Commuter” is open for prose submissions for a few more hours (until 11:59 pm tonight). Payment: “If your work is selected, we can offer a total payment of $100.”
  • (“for introverts and highly sensitive people”) pays $40 (via Paypal) for nonfiction posts. NB: Same pay for work published on (HT Duotrope)
  • “The Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association and Montgomery Magazine have teamed up for the fifth year to create a short-form writing contest exclusively for Montgomery County residents. Submit your previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry for the chance to win $250 and publication in Montgomery Magazine. Runners-up will receive $100 and have their work published on” Deadline: August 15. (HT
  • “The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers travel fellowships to cover the cost of attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefings for journalists. The maximum reimbursement provided is $1,200. The deadline to apply for 2019 is August 15.”
  • The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize “is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.  Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome.  The work should be published — in print or online — between August 1, 2018 and August 25, 2019.  The deadline for the 2018-2019 contest is August 25, 2019.”
  • Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance is searching for an Associate Director.
  • In Portland, Oregon, Literary Arts seeks a Communications Manager.
  • “Bennington College seeks to add a creative writer to its undergraduate Literature faculty beginning in the fall of 2020 to teach literature coursework covering different historical periods, styles, cultures, and traditions, with the option of also regularly teaching writing workshops in rotation with colleagues. All members of Bennington’s Literature faculty have published book-length works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, or translation. While applications from writers in all genres are welcome, we are particularly interested in considering fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and dual-genre authors for the position. Applicants should have a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a nationally recognized press.”
  • At Princeton University, the Program in Journalism and the Humanities Council “welcome proposals from journalists who wish to teach seminars in journalism as visiting Ferris Professors of Journalism, or seminars in other kinds of non-fiction related to journalism as visiting McGraw Professors of Writing. Full-time and part-time positions are available for one-semester terms only: fall 2020 or spring 2021.” 
  • “The Writing Program, part of the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, accepts applications for up to five part-time faculty, non-tenure track, positions beginning in the academic year 2019-2020. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. We are interested in instructors who can teach introductory level multi-genre, poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction sections (19 student maximum) in our undergraduate program.”

4 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

  1. Thanks, Erika, for the last-minute notice for The Commuter. I would have missed the deadline!

  2. Erika Dreifus says:

    Good luck!

  3. Maree Collie says:

    thank you

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      You are welcome!

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