Markets & Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

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. The 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!

  • Until August 31 (tomorrow!): Bordighera Press welcomes prose manuscripts. “We are seeking fiction, essays, critical studies, creative nonfiction, works in translation, graphic novels, sui generis, and beyond relating to Italy, Italian diasporas and migration, or are written by Italian Americans.” (Via email, I was able to confirm that the press pays royalties.)
  • Also requiring fast action: Edinburgh-based Neon Books seeks three small-press reviewers, one for each of the following areas: poetry, short fiction, and “immersive forms (interactive fiction, games, immersive theatre)”. They’ll want one review per month (350-550 words), to be published on their blog, and they’ll pay £50/review. Apply by 23:59 tomorrow (31 August).
  • Sarabande Books invites poems “for consideration in A Sarabande Anthology of Louisville Poets (working title), edited by Joy Priest. This anthology is slated for publication by Sarabande in spring 2023.” Payment: “Contributors to the anthology will receive a small stipend and a copy of the finished anthology in thanks.” Deadline is September 30; “contributors whose work is selected for the anthology will be notified on a rolling basis.”
  • If you’re a North Carolinian, you may want to check out the N.C. Artist Support Grant program (deadlines vary throughout September and October depending on your county). “Statewide, most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2022.”
  • Announcing the return of Jewcy (a Tablet sister site). Pitches welcome. Payment: “All writers are paid.”
  • Reminder: Several dozen fee-free and paying current opportunities (that aren’t limited to residents of a single city/state/province) will be shared with The Practicing Writer 2.0‘s subscribers when our September issue goes out (which should happen tomorrow, if all goes according to schedule).
  • “Teachers & Writers Collaborative seeks one person to fill two unique roles at T&W: Communications Manager and Poetry Out Loud Manager, reporting to the Executive Director.” Note: “Currently T&W staff members are working remotely out of safety concerns related to COVID-19. As risk of exposure decreases, staff will be returning to the [Brooklyn] office on a hybrid/staggered schedule.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor faculty position in the area of Poetry Writing.”
  • “The MFA in Creative Writing program in the Department of English at University of Minnesota seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing – Fiction beginning in August 2022.”
  • “The English Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing, beginning Fall semester 2022.”
  • In Vermont, “Bennington College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Literature beginning in the fall of 2022. We seek to add a poet, nonfiction writer, literary journalist or biographer, or hybrid genre writer to teach undergraduate literature courses covering different historical periods and styles and focused on postcolonial literature and/or critical race theory in literature. The successful candidate will also have the option of teaching creative writing classes in regular rotation with colleagues. All members of Bennington’s Literature faculty are teacher-practitioners, and applicants should be dedicated to student-centered teaching and have published or have under contract (with a nationally recognized press) at least one book-length work of poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre literature, literary journalism, or literary biography.”
  • From St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY: “Creative writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2022-2023. Publications and teaching experience in two genres are preferable.”
on a tabletop: a keyboard, a mug of coffee, and a wallet with cash, plus a text label announcing Markets and Jobs for Writers

2 thoughts on “Markets & Jobs for Writers

  1. Barbara says:

    All applicants for college and university jobs are required to watch “The Chair” before submitting their cv’s 😉

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Good idea! 😉

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