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.

  • Mud Season Review remains open for submissions until December 31. “We may close the reading period early by genre if volume demands.” Compensation: “We pay authors and featured artists $50 for work that appears in our issues. For artists whose images are paired with writing, and for poets whose work appears in The Take: Mud Season Review, we offer payment of $15.”
  • “Are you an Indigenous writer? Are you an enrolled member of a tribal community within Minnesota? Then you’re eligible for the Reclaiming Mni Sota Indigenous Writers Grant. In conjunction with his forthcoming novel, Reclaiming Mni Sota, author Colin Mustful, and his press, History Through Fiction, will award one Indigenous writer a $10,000 grant to pursue the advancement of their creative writing projects, education, and career. To be considered for the grant, eligible applicants must submit proof of membership to federally recognized Minnesota Indian community, a personal essay, and a writing sample.” Deadline: December 31. (Hat tip: @Duotrope.)
  • At the Anderson Center at Tower View (Minnesota), “the Early Career Artist Residency Program is an opportunity for early-career artists living within the state of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City in need of focused time and dedicated space in an inspiring residency work environment that empowers them take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving. Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, a month-long cohort of five artists will each receive a $625/week stipend, a travel honorarium, documentation support, and more.” Deadline: January 9.
  • By this time next week, the January 2024 issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 will have gone out to subscribers. Make sure you haven’t missed any of the opportunities listed in the December issue!
  • Cave Canem is advertising for a Programs Coordinator. This is a full-time/hybrid position (at the Brooklyn office). Salary: $58,000.
  • In New York, “the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University currently seeks an Executive Editor for the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).” Salary range: “$210,000 – $240,000.” (Hat tip: Mandy Hofmockel.)
  • In Boston, “the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College seeks applications for adjunct positions for the Spring 2024 semester to teach courses in literature and creative writing.”
  • In West Virginia, “Davis & Elkins College invites applications for a full-time faculty member to teach Creative Writing beginning Fall 2024.” 
  • For the Helen Lanier Distinguished Professorship at the University of Georgia, applicants are sought who “an advanced scholar or practitioner of writing with expertise and experience in teaching in one or more of the following areas: composition and rhetoric, creative writing (fiction or nonfiction), and literary translation. We particularly welcome candidates whose work cuts across disciplines, genres, field specializations, and modalities, and whose work can expand the field of writing by establishing new directions for collaborative research, teaching, and outreach opportunities.” 

Merry Christmas to all who may be celebrating it today.

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