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.

  • Last call to check out the opportunities listed in the May newsletter! June issue coming to subscriber inboxes soon! (It’s never too late to join us—the newsletter is FREE!)
  • Act fast for this one: The Seventh Annual H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest remains open for entries through tomorrow (May 31). Cash prizes and publication. (Hat tip: @Duotrope.)
  • Canada-based Minola Review, which “accepts poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction submissions from all those who identify as women and non-binary writers,” similarly has a deadline (for fiction and creative nonfiction) of May 31; poetry submissions remain open through June. They also publish and pay for reviews (contact them as instructed if you wish to pitch a review and/or be added to their pool of reviewers). Pay rates, which are changing this year, are detailed in the guidelines. (Hat tip: WOW! Women on Writing.)
  • long con magazine “is a digital arts & literature quarterly that publishes art about art. While based in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (known by settlers as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), we welcome submissions from established & emerging artists across the world.” To be considered for issue 11, work should be submitted by May 31. Payment: “$50 Canadian for most contributions, and $25 Canadian for all short literary contributions (poetry under 50 lines total or prose under 1000 words total). Please note that compensation is delayed: we are in the process of paying all of our past contributors but will reach out as soon as our payments catch up to the issue in which your work appears.”
  • This one, from the magazine published by Hack Publishing, is just for UK writers between the ages of 18 and 35. The theme is “resilience,” the deadline is May 31, and payment is £10.
  • Hennepin Review, which publishes women/nonbinary writers of color with priority given to Black creatives, is particularly interested in fiction submissions. Pays: $70.
  • The Paris Review is advertising several open positions (including a paid internship), in New York City.
  • Poetry Northwest is hiring “a new Publicist, a role central to our work as a community-based literary magazine dedicated to supporting the writers that we publish. Our new Publicist will be part of a two-person publicity team, their role in this partnership being to develop, coordinate, and implement the magazine’s social media strategy.” Compensation: “an annual honorarium to be paid in the winter.”
  • The South Carolina-based Converse University Low Residency MFA “seeks an Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program to work closely with the Director of the MFA Writing Program in planning and overseeing all aspects of the program, participate in the planning of all events, oversee MFA teaching assistants and scholarship students, provide guidance and oversight to writing program student assistant and/or administrative assistant, oversee MFA alumni outreach and MFA alumni workshop reunion, manage and produce material for MFA social media pages and proposed MFA blog, and oversee and supervise MFA residency session during residencies in which the director is actively teaching workshops.”
  • At the University of California, Davis, the Department of English “seeks lecturers in all areas of writing instruction, creative writing, and literature for classes to be offered during the 2022-2023 school year. Ability to teach courses in British and American literature before 1900, ENL 183: Young Adult Literature, ENL 3: Introduction to Literature, and ENL 5F/5P/5NF (introductory creative-writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction) is particularly welcome.”
  • At Michigan State University, the Department of English “is seeking a part-time instructor(s) to staff several courses in our Creative Writing program for the 2022-23 academic year, including introductory courses in creative writing, creative non-fiction, and poetry.” 
  • In New Jersey, the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Monmouth University “invites applications for the position of Visiting Writer in Creative Non-Fiction.”
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. Cathy Bryant says:

    Thanks as ever, Erika. xxx

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      You’re so welcome, Cathy. I hope that you’re doing well!

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