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.

  • You’ll find 40+ fee-free, paying opportunities featured in the November issue of our newsletter, which went out to subscribers yesterday.
  • Today (November 1) is a fee-free day to send in work for Iron Horse Literary Review‘s upcoming “Bliss” issue. Pays: “$50 per poem or flash piece and $100 per story or essay.”
  • This one’s just for New York City residents: publishing grant opportunity from Café Royal Foundation for “authors of fiction/creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.” Grant amounts: “up to $10,000.” Deadline: November 15.
  • “The Evergreen Review, an online cultural and political journal with a history going back to 1957, is looking for a part time editorial assistant. Our ideal person is committed to progressive ideals, has a keen eye for detail, a strong interest in contemporary writing, and can write crisp and engaging descriptive paragraphs (for business letters, grant applications, etc.). Three days/week, nine hours total. You may be located anywhere in North America. Ease at working with MS Office and Slack a plus. Fluency in any language other than English a plus but not required.” Compensation: $20/hour.
  • 4Columns, “a weekly online magazine of arts criticism aimed at a general, educated audience,” is hiring a part-time associate editor.
  • In Boston, The Horn Book is advertising for an Editor-in-Chief. Note that (somewhat to my surprise), the job ad alludes to the position being “Boston based – potential for remote.”
  • Salon “is hiring a full-time staff writer to join our editorial team. We are looking for a culture/entertainment writer with experience writing compelling cultural analysis — both the quick take and the long view — plus news, reviews, interviews, and reported features.” Note that “this is a remote position, but you will be expected to work an agreed-upon schedule and be legally able to work in the U.S.”
  • In New York, “the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the century-old news organization covering the Jewish world, seeks an editorial assistant to support our award-winning team of journalists in all aspects of our news production.”
  • Citing a “flexible” location, Jewish Insider is advertising for a social media coordinator.
  • In Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College invites applications for its Emerging Writer Lecturer position.
  • Also in Pennsylvania, The Department of Art, Communication, and English at Carlow University “invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in creative writing.” Note a “preferred area of specialization Fiction and/or Creative Non-Fiction with ability to teach other creative writing genres.”
  • “Western Colorado University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Director of the Poetry Concentration in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing. The position is a full-time, ten-month position at the rank of lecturer.”
  • In Ohio, “Malone University invites applications for a position in creative writing at the rank of Assistant or early Associate Professor to direct our Creative Writing Program, which includes our popular University Writers Series, to start fall of 2022. We seek an energetic writer and program director who can work across genres but with particular strength in poetry and/or fiction, with at least one book (any genre) preferred.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks two poets for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor levels, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with university policy.”
  • From DC’s George Washington University: “For appointment beginning in the fall of 2022, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor of poetry. This individual will join a thriving all-undergraduate Creative Writing program situated in an English department with a strong group of literature specialists.”
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