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.)
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- November 14 is the deadline for submissions at matchbook: “We look for works of short fiction and indeterminate prose. Like our name suggests, we are interested in literary art that manages brevity without sacrificing fullness. We like narrative, but we also like work that uses form to express something about the time in which we live. We are most interested in works fewer than 1,000 words, but we will publish works with higher word counts if they are exceptional. If we fancy your submission, you’ll be asked to submit a companion piece to be included in matchbook’s ongoing critical discussion, postings of which appear alongside prose submissions.” Payment: “At this time, matchbook is able to pay $20 per accepted website submission.”
- November 15 is the deadline if you want to submit poetry or fiction for possible inclusion in the next annual print issue of The McNeese Review. Pays: “We are pleased to offer a $50 honorarium to all contributors to the print journal.”
- UPDATE on Monday morning: They’ve just closed submissions. New publication: “Kanstellation is launching its first issue this December. We’re an online publication presenting multi-genre material that explores what it means to be human in the digital age.” They’re receiving poetry submissions until November 15. Payment: ” We are currently offering a $65 honorarium for pieces we publish, paid via PayPal upon acceptance.” (ht @Duotrope)
- “Scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway writers’ conference.” Deadline: November 15.
- The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, “a literary nonprofit organization that discovers, mentors, and honors Black writers,” is looking for a Social Media + WordPress Specialist: “This contract position will contribute to helping the foundation solidify our content creation strategy and streamline our messaging across the Hurston/Wright website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). This opportunity is a great fit for an entrepreneurial/creative freelancer, who loves literature and is looking to expand their portfolio. Applicants located in the DC metro area are preferred but not required as the duties of this position will be primarily remote.” Pays: “$35/hour @ ~ 30-40 hours/month.”
- In Brooklyn, “the Center for Fiction is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the Managing Director and the Executive Director.”
- “Southern New Hampshire University’s traditional campus is seeking an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits at the residential campus of SNHU, starting September 2020. We seek a candidate with a passion for creative writing, an excellent record in teaching undergraduates, and a minimum of one book (or the equivalent in published shorter works) from a nationally recognized publisher. The ideal applicant must be qualified to teach fiction, nonfiction, publishing, and rhetoric and composition.”
- “Western Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position in English and Creative Writing at the rank of assistant professor.”
- “The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing, with expertise and publication experience in at least two genres, or in hybrid forms that cross genre boundaries.
- In Georgia, “Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Rank of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing faculty position in the Department of English, which begins August 2020. The position will require teaching courses in creative nonfiction in the Undergraduate Program in English as well as the MA in Professional Writing program and carries a 3/3 teaching load.”
- In Texas, Sam Houston State University seeks an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing-Poetry).
- New Mexico Highlands University is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English: “Teaching responsibilities (24 credit hours annually) include undergraduate and graduate creative writing (poetry), technical writing, freshman composition, and other courses as assigned by the department.”