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.)

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  • Thread from Lior Zaltzman that begins: “CALL FOR PITCHES: It’s summer and @Kveller is looking for new writers & pitches! We’re a site for people raising Jewish kids and we’re looking for a wide range of JEWISH content — from how a Jewish TV character makes you feel seen to how a Jewish word or concept helps you parent.” Pays: “Kveller’s standard rate is $100 per piece and we’re looking for pieces that are 700 – 1000 words.”
  • Fourteen Poems, which aims “to represent all that’s thrilling about the new wave of LGBTQ+ poets,” accepts rolling submissions, but the deadline for consideration for its next issue is June 15. “We’re based in London, but you can be from anywhere. We pay £25 for each poem published.” (Hat tip: AuthorsPublish.)
  • The Bureau Dispatch, which “publishes short stories between 500 to 1,500 words,” is open for submissions until June 17. “The focus for Volume 03 is epistolary stories and/or found things.” Note that “we are open to all kinds of stories, but are partial to ones that explore this quarter’s narrative focus.” Pays: US$50.
  • The Los Angeles Review of Books seeks a part-time senior editor to work closely with the editor in chief and managing editor on production of The LARB Quarterly, as well as coordination and development of the online magazinePrimary duties will be developmental editing, copy editing, acquisition of new voices, and coordination of the online publication scheduling. The candidate should also possess a strong interest in literature, publishing, and independent literary production; excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills; and a proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment. This position is based in Los Angeles.”
  • BOMB Magazine “seeks an Online Film and Theater Editor to commission 1200-1500-word interviews in film and theater as well as other performing arts. The Online Film and Theater Editor is a six-month, part-time contract position available for renewal. The editor will produce one piece—an interview or review—each week. The editor will be overseen by BOMB’s website editor. This is a competitive position. We are seeking an editor who has experience writing about, or editing writing about film and theater. The monthly stipend is $1,000.00. This is a remote position, but BOMB’s offices in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, are available for those who would like access. All applicants can not currently be enrolled in university programs.”
  • For “applicants based anywhere in the UK”: Disability Arts Online seeks a Content Assistant to work part-time, remotely. Pays: “£22,000-£24,000 (pro rata, depending on experience).” (Hat tip: Freelance Writing Jobs.)
  • From Maya Cade, creator and curator: “i’m looking for a part time assistant. $30/hr, 5 hrs/wk (to grow!) nyc preferred, remote ok! email + calendar + research + other administrative tasks.”
  • Poetry in America seeks an Archival Data Entry Specialist who “will assist with uploading archival images, used in instructional videos for three Poetry in America courses, onto our server and inputting metadata along the way. Meticulous data entry skills, and patience in working with a disorganized legacy archive, are required. This hourly, 1099 contract work is based 10–20 hours per week at Verse Video Education. This position is possible to do remotely, or from our Brighton office, depending on the candidate’s needs and availability. The position pays $20-25/hour, commensurate with experience, and reports directly to the Post Production Manager at Poetry in America. The position has a term of three months. The employment term will begin on or before Friday, July 1st, 2022 and end on Friday, September 23rd, 2022.”
  • In New York, Sarah Lawrence College is advertising for an Assistant Director of MFA Writing Program.
  • In California, “Chapter 510’s lead Teaching Artist at Westlake Middle School (Oakland) will offer a fiction writing course for up to 30 youth in a mixed class of 6–8 grade students during both semesters of the 2022-2023 school year. Students will learn about various forms of fiction writing and fiction writing techniques with the goal of writing their own flash fiction stories that will be published into a perfect bound and illustrated anthology of fiction by the end of the year.”
  • “Cedar Crest College seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach undergraduate creative writing courses for the Fall 2022 semester. Courses to be covered include a 100-level introduction to creative writing, a 200-level fiction course, and a 200-level creative non-fiction course. All courses are scheduled to be delivered in face-to-face format on our Allentown, PA campus. We are also interested in inviting an adjunct faculty member to be our Fall 2022 Visiting Writer as part of Cedar Crest College’s Visiting Writers Series. The Visiting Writer will give a reading of their work to the campus and community and will be paid an honorarium separate from teaching duties.”
  • Cedar Crest College also “seeks a published poet to teach an online asynchronous undergraduate course for the Fall 2022 semester. We are also interested in inviting an adjunct faculty member to be our Fall 2022 Visiting Writer as part of Cedar Crest College’s Visiting Writers Series. The Visiting Writer will give a reading of their work to the campus and community and will be paid an honorarium separate from teaching duties.”
  • In Tacoma, Washington, Pacific Lutheran University is advertising for a Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of English, Creative Writing (Fiction and Nonfiction) & Composition.
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