Markets & 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.

Welcome to the first batch of Markets & Jobs for 2024!

  • You actually won’t find individual “markets” featured in this space today, simply because the January 2024 edition of The Practicing Writer 2.0 just went out to subscribers yesterday; go peruse the 55+ fee-free and paying opportunities listed there.
  • At the University of North Carolina, the Creative Writing Program in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature “seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer. The Program requests applicants who specialize in Fiction. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.” Deadline: January 10.
  • The Goethe-Institut Glasgow “is looking for a freelance content writer/blogger (m/f/d) from 1st February to 31st December 2024 to continue and further develop the blog “Literary Tastings” on our website, which recommends German fiction in English translation by pairing an English language book well-known in the UK alongside a German one with a similar feel.” Compensation: “We offer a fee of 225 GBP per blog post and additional fees in the range of 25-150 GBP for additional Social Media formats.” (Hat tip: Freelance Opportunities.) Apply by January 14.
  • “The Cleveland State University Poetry Center hosts the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year full-time visiting faculty position that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first or second book and professional experience teaching creative writing and engaging in community-oriented literary work in collaboration with the CSU English Department and Poetry Center. The Fellow will be a two-year employee of the CSU English department and must live in Northeast Ohio during their two 9-month academic-year appointments.” NB: “The current application cycle is only open to writers who have been residents of Ohio for at least two consecutive years, for any period before the fellowship’s start in August 2024.” Deadline: January 15.
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