Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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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).

  • Hermine is a print-only journal of short stories, published annually and distributed by mail. Edited by S. Kennedy Sobol, issue number one arrives in spring 2020.” Pays: “8 cents a word (CAD).” (HT @Duotrope)
  • Attention, South Carolinians: November 22 is the deadline for “$5,000 FY21 individual artist fellowships for South Carolina resident artists working in prose, poetry, dance performance and dance choreography.”
  • Minnesotans may be interested in the Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship, which provides “an annual week-long residency for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. This year’s residency [at Tofte Lake Center] week will be September 14-20, 2020.” NB: “Lodging is subsidized: the Fellowship provides a solo cabin with kitchen and bath facilities. The Fellowship provides an honorarium of $200 to help with meals and travel. Meals are the responsibility of the artist.” Application deadline: November 30.
  • The city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is looking for its next Poet Laureate (“term begins January 2020 and ends December 2020”). Confers a $500 award. Must work or reside in Murfreesboro to be eligible. Deadline: November 30.
  • An opportunity for writers based in the five boroughs of New York City: Noting that “It’s No Contest,” Four Way Books is receiving book-length manuscripts “for a first or second collection of poems, stories, or a novella.” Deadline: December 15.
  • Reminder: We’ve just crossed the halfway mark through the month. Plenty (in fact, MOST) of the opportunities listed in the November newsletter remain open—and nothing listed there is limited to the residents of a single city/state/province.
  • At The New York Times, “the Book Review has an opening for a preview editor, responsible for assigning and editing both fiction and nonfiction reviews.” (HT MEOjobs)
  • The New York Public Library is hiring a publicist: “While the Publicist’s list of projects may vary, the most significant responsibility will be The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, an NYPL research library and one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The publicist will promote the collections, exhibitions, programs, priorities, and staff of the Schomburg, and spend 1-2 days a week at the institution in Harlem.”
  • Girls Write now is looking for a Community Coordinator (New York).
  • In Brooklyn, “Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab is looking for a full-time bookseller and event coordinator to work in our Bergen Street shop and on our off-site events and book fairs.”

2 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

  1. Sara Sutler-Cohen says:

    Hi! The link for “Hermine” is broken.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Well, it still took you to the journal’s site (which was hopefully enough), but I’ve fixed it now. Thanks for letting me know.

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