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.

  • August 31 is the deadline to submit work to Consequence, “an independent, international literary magazine. Annually in the spring we publish a print edition that includes short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews focused on the culture and consequences of war.” Payment: “Poetry: $25 per page. Prose: $10 per page ($250 maximum). Translations: $15 per page ($250 maximum).”
  • August 31 is also the deadline to submit work to Chronically Lit: talking loudly about chronic illness, which straddles the literary and mainstream writing worlds. Our vision is to examine and expand the representation of chronic illness in contemporary literature, media, and culture.” Pays: “We pay a token $10 per accepted publication out of our own pockets.” NB: “Note that our first 100 submissions every month are free, then only tip jar submissions are open. If you cannot afford to pay to submit, wait until the first of the next month and it’ll be free again. 🙂 ” [ED note: When I checked over the weekend, free submissions were still available; can’t guarantee how long that will last.]
  • Caught via Twitter: “Real Simple is always looking for those hard-to-find features and profiles of people doing good out there in the world….We’ll go long on something special and pay $2/word.” NB: As always with editor-shared Twitter threads, be sure to read the entire thread for pitching instructions and updates.
  • Via Make A Living Writing: “10 Sites That Pay $75+ for Guest Posts.”
  • Reminder: The September issue of the monthly Practicing Writer newsletter is coming soon (most likely on Friday, August 30). Take a few moments these next few days to check for still-open opportunities in the August edition.
  • September 6 is the application deadline for the 2020 cycle of the Tulsa Artist Fellowships. “We are a program that brings people together from different places, with diverse perspectives and experiences. At Tulsa Artist Fellowship socially invested arts practitioners live, make, and intentionally engage with our city distinctly positioned at the center of coastal cultural conversations. Each year, the Fellowship seeks to build a community of regional and national contemporary art practitioners at different stages in their careers. Applicants may include artists working in multiple disciplines, collaboratives, and arts workers such as but not limited to curators, publishers and community organizers.” What the fellowship provides: “One-year, merit-based, unrestricted $20,000 award; Awardees eligible to reapply for a second year. Fully subsidized housing for one-year in Tulsa’s Arts and/or Greenwood Districts. Fully subsidized studio space for one-year in Tulsa’s Arts and/or Greenwood Districts.” Note: “Designated fellowship spots reserved for Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian arts practitioners.”
  • In San Francisco, the Jewish Community Library, a program of Jewish LearningWorks, is seeking a Program Coordinator, “an experienced professional to develop, expand, and implement a broad range of programs serving diverse segments of the population in order to increase engagement with Jewish culture and ideas and to foster greater awareness of, and use of, the Library’s extensive resources. “
  • In New York, the Public Theater “is looking for a full time Press Manager to work in Joe’s Pub. The Press Manager will strategize and execute publicity for 700+ annual performances, artistic programs, institutional efforts, and offsite events.”
  • In Massachusetts, Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education is hiring a Poetry in America Pilot Director.
  • “The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence.” NB: Minimum qualifications for this position include “M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a focus on gender and/or sexuality.”
  • “The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, a campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a Poet (open rank). Tenure-track specialist in poetry with distinguished teaching experience and publications, with expertise in one or more areas of creative writing: program development and administration; literary publishing; fiction.”
  • At the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Department of Literature “invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing and Literature. The Department is seeking a fiction writer with secondary expertise in creative non-fiction, cross genre experiments, poetry, digital arts, and/or environmental humanities, with an ability to teach fiction at the advanced undergraduate level and multi-genre graduate courses in the Creative/Critical Writing PhD concentration.”
  • In West Virginia, “the Department of English at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in professional writing, beginning August 2020. We are interested in a candidate who can assist in the development of our new minor and major in professional writing and who can contribute to one or more secondary areas in disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, poetry, multimedia composition, and grant writing and editing, and who has experience in advising and curriculum development.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open instruction pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. Potential courses are typically at the undergraduate level.”