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.

  • Submissions for the The World Haiku Review‘s R.H. Blyth Award (for haiku in English or English translation) are open until January 31. Prize: “300GBP (British pound sterling) minus money transfer charges.” Suggested themes: “‘War’ and/or any Seasonal Subjects at your northern or southern hemisphere location during spring (autumn) months (These themes are not obligatory but shown here only as a suggestion. It could be the war in Ukraine or wars in general). The only criterion for selection is quality.” No simultaneous submissions. (Hat tip: @Duotrope.)
  • The Good Life Review‘s call for book reviews is open until January 31. Pays: $25.
  • Applications for A Public Space’s Editorial Fellowship program are open until January 31. “This is a 9-month working fellowship, from March 15, 2023 through December 15, 2023, and is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience as well as mentorship and education in editing and independent publishing. A Public Space is an independent, nonprofit publisher, and the Editorial Fellow will be an integral part of the staff and will be involved with all programs, which include a literary and arts magazine, A Public Space Books, an academy, and APS Together, a series of virtual book clubs.” Note that fellows must be residents of New York City when the fellowship begins. “The Editorial Fellowship is a 9-month position, from March 15, 2023, through December 15, 2023. The Fellow will work 15 hours/week, and will receive compensation of $10,000. A Public Space is based in New York City. The Editorial Fellow is expected to work remotely for 2023, and to attend occasional in-person meetings.”
  • “The New York Times Opinion section is seeking an editorial assistant to support two columnists. The job, which is based in New York, is a great opportunity for someone who is organized, digitally savvy and has broad-ranging news interests, with a special curiosity about the broad topics around legal affairs, faith and culture.” Salary: “The annual base pay range for this role is between $74,816.04 and $75,000.00.” (Hat tip: @MEOjobs.) 
  • “The Creative Writing program at University of the Arts (Philadelphia) seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking Program Director to lead and inspire an inclusive and innovative community of writers and poets. As part of the School of Art, the Creative Writing program provides opportunities for students to work in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment. The program director will serve as teaching faculty, provide leadership for the strategic growth of the program and advance the curriculum through creative initiatives with an eye towards providing a forum for under-represented voices.”
  • In Pennsylvania, “the Department of English at Eastern University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English, with an emphasis in fiction and creative writing, beginning August, 2023. Candidates should have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, with a strong publication record, and be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching creative writing workshops and composition courses at the undergraduate level. Candidates with additional expertise in areas such as Composition and Professional Writing are especially encouraged to apply.”
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