Markets and 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. 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.

  • From Hennepin Review, which publishes “work is from women/non-binary artists of color”: “The pile of submissions is super thin this month. Go ahead and send in your work, friends! Don’t be shy! (You can even use the contact form on there to submit) If it’s an original poem/work of fiction/essay, we pay $70 for it!” (Thanks to Ellen Wade Beals for the tip about this one.)
  • Gutter, “a magazine of new Scottish and international writing, dedicated to creating space for poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond,” is open for submissions until March 23. Pays: “a flat fee of £25 for work published in the mag, regardless of length or style. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the issue.”
  • Writers “with Indiana connections” may be interested in this call for anthology submissions, which closes on March 25.
  • Also with a March 25 deadline (via and with a helpful intro from Authors Guild): “CRNY [Creatives Rebuild New York]’s Guaranteed Income for Artists program will provide regular, no-strings-attached cash payments for 2,400 artists who have financial need. Each artist will receive $1,000 per month for 18 consecutive months.” Eligibility criteria include primary residence in New York State.
  • From Parks & Points: “We are delighted to announce a call for submissions for our sixth annual poetry series! Every spring, we are fortunate to read so many beautifully written poems that evoke the natural landscapes and cultural histories and legacies associated with public lands; we are so grateful to the writers who submit their work in consideration for this series….In April of 2022, we will again publish an online poetry series in honor of National Poetry Month. We invite poetry submissions that reflect upon nature, outdoor exploration, and accompanying moments of adventurousness or self-reflection.” Pays $10 per poem. Deadline: March 28. 
  • As we approach the mid-month mark, don’t neglect the many opportunities that remain open as listed in our March newsletter.
  • Vestal Review is seeking a contributing editor to read submissions, participate in editorial decision-making, and occasionally handle social media requests. Position comes with an honorarium of $150 per issue. BIPOC applicants strongly encouraged to apply.” 
  • If you caught the recent news of Pamela Paul’s move over to Opinion at The New York Times, you may have also anticipated the posting of a job announcement for her successor as Books Editor there.
  • There are several jobs open at The New Yorker, including one for an editor to oversee “online literary coverage and work on a wide range of pieces, including cultural commentary, reporting, and interviews, in print and on digital platforms.”
  • At Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, they’re seeking both an Executive Director and Publisher and a Development Assistant.
  • Colorado State University’s English department is hiring a Communications Coordinator.
  • In Tennessee, “the Department of English at The University of the South invites applications for a visiting assistant professor who specializes in fiction writing. This position will start in August 2022. While this position is for one year, there is the possibility of extension or conversion to tenure-track.”
  • “The Stony Brook University MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literature invites writers with significant publications and experience teaching creative writing to apply for Visiting Writer positions for the academic year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024….Most opportunities are at our seaside campus in Southampton or our bustling university location in Stony Brook, NY., but some part-time positions are available at our Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film as well.”
  • “The Department of English and Communication Studies at Columbia College, Missouri invites applications for a full-time, fixed two-year visiting position in English. We are interested in applicants who are qualified to teach introductory multi-genre creative writing, composition and fiction writing.”
  • At Emerson College in Boston, the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing “invites applications for a one-year Writer-in-Residence position in Creative Writing. The appointment begins August 18, 2022….The ideal candidate will be a fiction and nonfiction writer with a published or forthcoming book and experience teaching creative writing at the college level. Candidates should have an MFA in creative writing, a terminal degree in a related field, or substantial publications equivalent to a terminal degree. Candidates who can teach in multiple genres, such as creative nonfiction and popular fiction, are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose work explicitly engages with issues of racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference are encouraged to apply.” 
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 and Jobs for Writers

  1. Jean F says:

    Clarifying the Hennepin Review call — not for all women, only Black women/nonbinary artists (and other ‘people of color’). It wasn’t clear to me so I asked them.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Yes, that’s what I had inferred from the info in their Twitter bio—women of color and nonbinary people of color.

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