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.

  • UK-based Sick, “a thoughtful magazine by sick & disabled people,” is open for submissions until April 20. “While contributions are only accepted from chronically ill and disabled people, your work does not have to explicitly be about illness or disability, but informed by it in some way.” Payment: “Writers will be paid 11 pence per word; poets & artists will receive £50 for selected work,” via Paypal.
  • Based in Ireland, The Four-Faced Liar is open for submissions until April 30. “We are delighted to pay €200 for short stories or creative nonfiction (cnf) pieces, €100 per poem, €100 for flash fiction, and €100 per visual art piece published. Each contributor also receives a free copy of the magazine.” (Hat tip: @Duotrope.)
  • Sand is also open for submissions until April 30, and, at last check, still had windows open for fee-free submissions in fiction (including flash) and poetry. Pays: “semi-professional rates that vary according to our funding.”
  • For an anthology forthcoming from HarperCollins/Harper Perennial, Undocupoets has issued “an open call for submissions of poems by undocumented and formerly undocumented poets to be considered for an anthology forthcoming from HarperCollins/Harper Perennial.” The deadline is April 30, and contributors will receive an unspecified honorarium.
  • Publishers Weekly “is looking for experienced freelance book reviewers for both traditionally published and self-published works.” Pays: $25/review. 
  • Poets & Writers is hiring an Assistant Editor. “This is a full-time position in our New York City office. Annual salary: $45,000.”
  • Faber Academy “is looking for an organised, empathetic digital professional with a demonstrable interest in creative writing to join us as our new Academy Online Assistant….The role is a one year fixed term contract, part-time, 21 hours a week (0.6 time) reporting to the Director of Faber Academy. Location: London, with at least part of the week working from the Faber office in central London.” Compensation: “£27,700 per annum (pro-rated).” Apply by May 7.
  • At the University of Oregon, they’re advertising for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry.
  • Goddard College “is seeking affiliated faculty members for our innovative online program and for our Low-Residency program in Plainfield, Vermont.”
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. W A H Chen says:

    Erika, what a tremendous service you are doing for worldwide poets and people that are authentically interested in words (hopefully not autogenerated by artificial intelligence). Thank you so much! Ever your faithful reporter under your editorial guidance, W A H

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Wah! I can’t believe this! Thank you so much! Warmest wishes.

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