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.

  • Open for submissions year-round, Fahmidan Journal will close for summer-issue subs March 15. Pays: “$25 per piece, delivered on publication. We issue payments via bank transfer and Paypal.”
  • A little something happening over on Threads (where I am not) from Thread Lit Mag (“an experiment in poetry and micro publishing,” connected with Chill Subs): a call on the theme of “life as a creative,” paying $20 per piece. Deadline: March 31.
  • New award program: In partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), Humanities Tennessee (HT) is proud to present the inaugural Tennessee Book Awards in 2024….The inaugural prizes will be awarded to books published in calendar year 2023. Authors must live in Tennessee to be eligible. The postmark deadline for submissions is April 15, 2024.” Awards will be conferred in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. “The award recipient in each category will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and be announced in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books, Oct. 26-27, 2024.”
  • “Are you a writer who lives in or has a connection to Lincolnshire? Then you are invited to submit a reinterpretation of a Lincolnshire folktale for a chance to be included in the Lincolnshire Folk Tales, Reimagined anthology. The anthology is edited by Anna Milon & Rory Waterman and is due to be published by Five Leaves Publications, in November 2024. We are offering £400 to all submissions that are accepted into the book.” Deadline: May 1. (Hat tip: Freelance Opportunities.)
  • In Illinois, “Millikin University’s English Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing to teach courses for our English major and innovative general education writing program, beginning August 2024.” Deadline: “Review of applications will begin April 1, 2024, and will close once the position is filled.”
  • In New York, “Columbia University School of the Arts invites applications to fill the position of Lecturer in the Discipline of Writing to begin July 1, 2024. This is a one-year term appointment, with possible renewal for a total of three years. The Writing Program offers an undergraduate major in Creative Writing, and the MFA in Writing with concentrations in Fiction, Poetry and literary Nonfiction. Candidates with at least one publication by a nationally recognized press, or several published stories, essays, or poems are encouraged to apply. The Program invites applicants who work in one genre, or whose work is cross-genre, and who have a strong commitment to teaching and service.” Deadline: “Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is filled.”
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