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.

  • UK-based Well Projects, which “produces a yearly anthology book that explores ecology through a broad range of contributions including (but not limited to) academic or visual essays, fiction, poetry and interviews,” has opened for anthology submissions from writers worldwide. “Selected applicants will receive a fee of £300.00 and support whilst writing their texts which will be published later this year. Well Projects invites proposals for texts that engage with ecology in relation to – resurrection, time travel, rewilding, restoration, science fiction, intersectionality, ghosts, hauntings and histories.” Deadline: May 29.
  • The Made in Michigan Writers Series “is a literary book series from Wayne State University Press, a distinctive publisher of exceptional books and journals based in and shaped by the city of Detroit. This series is devoted to highlighting Michigan’s diverse voices, with the aim of encouraging recognition of the state’s artistic and cultural heritage throughout the world. We accept book-length works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, either originally in English or in translation. Graphic narrative and multilingual (in English and one or more other languages) work is also welcome. Authors in the series must currently reside in or have spent formative years in the state of Michigan—but the work does not have to take place in or be about the state.”  Deadline: June 1.
  • Open for submissions: The Wild Umbrella, “an ambitious new journal, eager to publish compelling prose and poetry from Ireland and the world.” Pays: “€10 per poem and €25 per story or essay.” Deadline: June 1.
  • “The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for part-time Lecturers during the 2024-25 academic year. The selected candidate will have part-time teaching opportunities in the Creative Writing program in the genres of poetry, nonfiction, and/or fiction.” 
  • Augsburg University is advertising for adjuncts to “teach MFA students online in poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction.”
  • Austin Community College is also advertising for adjunct faculty, to teach creative writing.
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