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 February issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 went out to subscribers last Tuesday. Don’t miss the dozens of opportunities listed therein.
  • Flash Frog, which publishes flash fiction only, has re-opened for submissions. Pays: $25 (via Paypal).
  • Baltimore Review has also re-opened for submissions (of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction). Pays: “$50 via Amazon gift certificate or $50 through PayPal, if preferred.”
  • Posted by Arts & Letters on Twitter: “We love CNF! Our submission fee has been waived for a limited time, so send us your best!” Deadline: February 14. Payment (per their guidelines page): “$10 per printed page (minimum payment: $50), and one contributor copy, plus a one year subscription. Arts & Letters is published twice a year, in Spring and Fall.”
  • Mark your calendars for this call from Ecotone: “February 14 is our annual Valentine’s Day reading day, on which we ask for work we love and would like to see more of. We’ll be open to fee-free submissions of metrical poetry, debut fiction, and nonfiction that engages with scientific research ONLY.” Pays: “Contributors receive an honorarium upon publication, two copies of the issue in which their work appears, and a one-year subscription beginning with the subsequent issue.”
  • The Jewish Review of Books is looking for wonderful, zany, smart humor writing to share with our readers on Purim. We are currently soliciting humor writing on all things Purim as well as flash submissions on the theme of ‘Jewish review of –ooks.'” Deadline: February 15. Pays: $200.
  • The Texas Review Press Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series “highlights a first full-length collection by emerging authors from each state in the southern U.S.” Currently, this opportunity is “open to any poet born in South Carolina, currently residing in South Carolina, or who has lived in South Carolina for five consecutive years at any point, who has not yet published a full-length collection of poetry. The author may have published chapbooks or books in other genres.”
  • Remote internship alert: “Laura Gross Literary Agency is seeking an enthusiastic, driven, and innovative intern for 12 hours/week from June 12 – July 21, 2023 to bring fresh ideas and experience to the agency, in exchange for mentorship and payment for their time. We are looking for a candidate who is eager to learn more about the publishing business from the agency side. Candidates should be widely-read, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and team players. They should have proficiency in writing crisp evaluations of written work, as well as in social media and Microsoft Office.” Compensation: “$20/hour, 12 hours/week for 6 weeks.” NB: “This is a remote position. Accordingly, we are accepting applications for the internship from across the USA. Candidates should be able to work legally in the country.” Apply by March 3.
  • Cave Canem, “a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets,” is hiring a Communications Coordinator.” Currently remote, the full-time position will be based in Brooklyn, NY. Salary: $58,500.
  • The Michigan-based Binc Foundation, “a nonprofit that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling and comic retailing communities,” is advertising for a Communication Coordinator. “This is a fully remote, full-time role at 30 hours a week. The compensation range is $19 – $24/hour and is commensurate with experience.”
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