Markets & Jobs for Writers

Don’t worry—it’s not Monday yet! These posts usually go out on Mondays, but with the Yom Kippur holiday starting at sunset on Sunday, September 27, I’m sending this one early (admittedly–I didn’t intend to send it THIS early—glitch!). I’ll be offline for the holiday from sunset, Sunday, September 27, until after sunset Monday evening. I’ll address any comments thereafter.

Also! Expect a heaping helping of calls and contests to arrive in the October issue of The Practicing Writer, which will go out to subscribers on Wednesday. In the meantime, give one more glance to the still-open opportunities listed in the September edition.

  • From Kaj Tanaka: “Hey everyone! I’m the new reviews & interviews editor at @Gulf_Coast. We pay $50-$100 for web features, more for print, even more for bigger projects DM me with your ideas for interviews, book reviews, craft features, roundups etc think big…we will make your work look good!” (Via Opportunities of the Week.)
  • Canadian citizens/landed immigrants: You’ve still got a couple of days to send poetry manuscripts to University of Alberta Press. Deadline: September 30.
  • “On account of COVID-19 and the extenuating situations of this year, EX/POST is opening applications for a microgrant opportunity. We will select two BIPOC winners, who will each receive $100 and the publication of a portfolio. Regardless of whether or not your work is chosen, all submissions will be considered for publication in EX/POST’s regular issues.” Deadline: October 1.
  • From Bright Wall/Dark Room: “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: the theme for our November issue is ‘Farce,’ and we’re looking for thoughtful analysis of movies and TV that deal with the madcap, the zany, and the world’s all-too-real absurdity.” Deadline: October 3. Pays: “We pay $100 per essay upon publication.”
  • “Creative Nonfiction is seeking a Virtual Events and Education Fellow. This yearlong position will begin in October 2020 and require a time commitment of approximately 30 hours/month. This is a fully remote position.” Confers a stipend of $5,000. Apply fast—deadline appears to be Friday. (Thanks to Chelsea Biondolillo for leading me to this one.)
  • “Bookends & Beginnings in Chicago’s North Shore university town of Evanston is expanding, adding an additional new storefront around the corner from our original cozy down-the-alley store. We seek experienced booksellers prepared to assume responsibility in one or more of the following areas: concierge customer care, inventory management, backlist ordering, used book processing, event planning, and/or website curation.”
  • “The University of Notre Dame seeks a tenure-track fiction writer at the assistant professor level for a joint appointment in Notre Dame’s new center for the comparative study of race that will be launched later this year and the long-established Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. We seek a writer with an M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and teaching experience who has published at least one book with a nationally recognized press and who has expertise in Black (including African American, African, and African diasporic) fiction. The writer will have teaching opportunities in creative writing, literature, and/or critical race theory at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and will join a thriving community of venturesome writers. The course load (2:2 per year) will be divided between the Creative Writing Program and the new center.
  • “The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Creative Writing, Fiction or Nonfiction. We seek a writer whose work speaks to, or engages with, one or more communities of color. We also seek a writer who can teach both fiction and nonfiction.”
on a tabletop: a keyboard, a mug of coffee, and a wallet with cash, plus a text label announcing Markets and Jobs for Writers