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.

  • ICYMI: The April newsletter went out to subscribers late last week, and it features dozens of fee-free opportunities that also pay for winning/published work.
  • Texas Review Press, which “publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works,” is open for submissions during the month of April. The April window also applies for submissions for the press’s Sabine Series in Literature, which “highlights work by authors born in or working in Eastern Texas and/or Louisiana. There are no thematic restrictions; Texas Review Press seeks the best writing possible by authors from this unique region of the American South. TRP seeks full-length poetry collections of 50-100 pages, or fiction manuscripts of 40,000-100,000 words.”
  • From Twin Cities-based TC Jewfolk: “Jewfolk covers more than the news: creative work, personal reflections, and opinion pieces are welcome! Send drafts & pitches to editor(at)tcjewfolk(dot)com and earn $50-100 per article.” Check the tweet for some ideas of their current interests.
  • For applicants “based in the UK”: “Bothy Project is delighted to announce an open call for five, week-long, solo funded residencies dedicated to writing. This initial set of writing residencies is aimed at those who write non-fiction. This includes but is not limited to: literary or creative non-fiction; nature writing, travel writing and place-based non-fiction; memoir; long-form journalism; history and historiography; art writing, theory and criticism. The residencies are open to applicants with between three and six years of writing experience, but who have yet to publish a book or similarly major body of work. You may be starting a new piece of writing, developing an ongoing work, or completing a project. It is not necessary for your writing to engage directly or indirectly with the residency location….Residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg are possible in June,  September or November 2022 and at Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms National Park in October or November 2022.” Awards include one-week residencies, £500, and a travel allowance of up to £250.
  • Open to Rhode Island residents: the 2022 Artist Residency at the RI Executive Offices of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). “This opportunity combines artistic practice and an openness to explore and develop creative solutions to specific public and behavioral health priorities within the context of a health and human services agency. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $15,000 plus supplies, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the EOHHS staff and community members. During this six-month residency, the artist will identify, create, and carry out one or more projects focused on Children’s Behavioral Health System of Care and/or Overdose, Addiction, and Adult Behavioral Health.” Deadline: April 25. (Hat tip: Funds for Writers.)
  • BOMB magazine is hiring an Associate Editor: “This is a full-time position with a $56,000–$60,000 salary, plus health insurance. BOMB offers a four-day workweek—although the editorial staff works longer hours during print magazine production—and two 2-week vacations per year. BOMB’s office is located in Brooklyn, NY, but a hybrid office/WFH schedule is permitted. This is a New York City-based position.”
  • Also in New York: CUNY Citizenship Now! “is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and creative individual to support a busy, fast-paced communications team as a Proofreader/Writer. We are looking for someone with superior writing, proofreading, and time management skills….This position is part-time (19 hours per week) with a $21 per hour salary commensurate with experience. This position is temporary until June 30, 2022, and is a hybrid for the immediate term. However, long-term, it will be housed in Manhattan.”
  • “The Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing Low-Residency Program at Regis University seeks qualified candidates for Affiliate Faculty positions to teach Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and/or Screenwriting in our low-residency program. Teaching responsibilities include graduate workshops and seminars during our 10-day residencies (late July, first week of January), and one-on-one mentoring of students during our 16-week, correspondence-based, writing semesters. The successful candidate will also be prepared to supervise graduate students completing thesis manuscripts that combine creative and critical writing.”
  • SUNY Oswego is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing who “will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester, primarily in creative nonfiction writing,”
  • Also in New York, “the English Department of St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) and First-Year Writing, and potentially additional courses in Literature, Composition, or Literary Publishing and Editing depending on applicant’s qualifications and department needs.” 
  • In Massachusetts, the Department of English at College of the Holy Cross “invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment for the 2022-2023 academic year to begin in August 2022, specializing in creative writing – poetry with a secondary interest in narrative writing.”
  • Also in Massachusetts, the Humanities Division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of Lesley University “is seeking an Adjunct Faculty member to teach a Creative Writing course titled CCRWT 2310 – Art and Craft of Poetry in the Fall 2022 semester.” 
  • From North Carolina’s East Carolina University: “The Department of English seeks applications from emerging scholars in linguistics, fiction writing, writing studies (rhetoric and composition and/or technical and professional communication), or Latinx/Latina/Latino/Hispanic literatures for four positions as Visiting Instructors or Visiting Assistant Professors (depending on qualifications) to begin August 15, 2022. These full-time, non-tenure-track positions are for the fall and spring semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year only. Candidates will teach six courses over the year. Teaching duties are primarily in composition and/or business writing but will also include at least one English or interdisciplinary studies course in the candidate’s area of specialization.”
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