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.

  • The Pitt Poetry Series annually publishes at least four books by poets who previously have published full-length collections of poetry; we define ‘full-length’ as a book of 48 or more pages.” Deadline to submit a manuscript is September 30.
  • Barnhouse will close for submissions for this cycle on October 1. Pays: “$20 + contributor copy. “
  • From @EstelleSErasmus: “#CallForPitches I’m looking for essays for @Narratively about unusual experiences in aging (midlife and beyond) and what it helped you learn about yourself. The pay is $300 for first person pieces. The deadline is 10/1. Please read this COMPLETE THREAD before pitching. #cnf
  • “As part of its commitment to expanding opportunities for diverse journalists, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is partnering with the National Association for Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Miami Herald Media Company for a fellowship program to start in 2020. The three-month fellowship comes with a $30,000 grant, which can be used for reporting expenses and a stipend. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7, 2019. The winner will be notified by December 31, 2019. The Miami Herald Media Company will provide the fellow with workspace and other editorial support.”
  • FYI: Due to the approaching Jewish New Year, I plan to distribute the October issue of The Practicing Writer a tad earlier than usual (most likely next Sunday, September 29). So if you’re not a subscriber (remember, subscriptions are free!) and don’t have your own copy, please be sure to take a final look at the current (September issue) online this week. Many of the listings included there remain open.
  • In San Diego, DIESEL, a Book Store, is looking for a bookseller.
  • In Washington, the News Literacy Project (NLP) “is looking for a full-time content writer and editor to assist us in our mission: ensuring that the next generation of news consumers has the skills and tools needed to separate fact from fiction and know what to trust, share and act on.”
  • In Los Angeles, Zócalo Public Square, “the innovative blend of live programs and ideas journalism, seeks a creative, experienced, ambitious, and dynamic Associate Editor.”
  • The Houston Chronicle is advertising for both an Op-Ed editor and an Editorial Writer.
  • At Pacific University, the College of Arts and Sciences “is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the MFA in Writing Program, an exceptional low-residency program in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website at The Director is responsible for the pedagogical direction, program mission, strategic plan, and vision, and oversees all aspects of program management. The position begins March 2020.”
  • At Brown University (Rhode Island), the Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Post-MFA or Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be followed by a tenure-track Assistant Professorship. “The goal of Brown’s Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early career development of scholars and artists from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.” They’re currently seeking “a poet with a strong secondary practice, such as hybrid genre, fiction, non-fiction, film/video, new media, language-driven installation, digital mediation/composition, or performance. Supplemental publication in theory, art criticism or translation would also be considered a plus.”
  • “The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a writer-in-residence for a 1-year renewable appointment on the OSU-Tulsa campus beginning in the fall semester of 2020. This position requires teaching three courses and up to two shorter-term community writing workshops per year, with the option of additional summer teaching. Expertise is desired in one or more of the following areas: fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Candidates with a minimum of one published book and an interest in teaching interdisciplinary areas such as Africana Studies, American Studies, or Native American Studies are especially encouraged, as are applicants from historically underrepresented groups.”
  • In Texas, “the English Department at Southern Methodist University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in creative writing beginning in the fall of 2020. We welcome specialists in all genres.”
  • “The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2020.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Poetry. We are especially interested in candidates with additional expertise or publications in one or more of the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, or screenwriting.”
  • In Alabama, the Department of English at Auburn University “invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Poetry and a strong secondary specialization in Creative Nonfiction, to begin Fall 2020.” At the same place, they’re also advertising “a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Fiction, to begin Fall 2020.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track advanced assistant or associate professor of fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis.”
  • In New York, “the Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in fiction writing. This position will start in August 2020.”
  • In California, the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College “invites applications for an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry to teach two poetry workshops….The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching 2 poetry workshops during the Spring 2020 semester, one beginning workshop at the undergraduate level, and one graduate level workshop in the MFA program. They will also give a reading as part of the Contemporary Writers Series.”