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.

  • “In recognition of Juneteenth, The Maine Review is offering free submissions from June 13 to June 19 or until we reach our allowed free submission maximum.” Pays: “Fiction and Nonfiction writers receive a $25 honorarium per published flash (1,000 words or fewer) and a $50 honorarium for work 1,001 words or more. Poets receive a $25 honorarium per published poem.”
  • “PEN/Faulkner is seeking a fiction writer with teaching experience for its newly-expanded Lisa Page Literary Education Fellowship. The Fellowship, which is named after a former long-time PEN/Faulkner board member, is a one-year, part-time opportunity—potentially renewable for a second year—to join the PEN/Faulkner staff and work with DC public school educators and students in grades 3-12.” Apply by June 21.
  • England-based writers: You have until June 24 to apply for this writer’s residency in Brussels, Belgium. (Hat tip: Freelance Writing Jobs.)
  • Reminder: We’re just past June’s mid-month point. Make sure you haven’t missed any of the still-open opportunities in our latest monthly newsletter and the most recent weekly supplements.
  • In Ohio, “The Kenyon Review is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to serve as Managing Editor. The Managing Editor of The Kenyon Review is a full-time position responsible for overseeing the production schedule, assigning materials to the editorial team and Associates, and liaising with writers and agents. The Managing Editor is also responsible for grant applications and working as a part of a team to execute the organization’s strategic plan. The Managing Editor position often works in collaboration with the Editor, the Director of Operations, Assistant Managing Editor, as well as with other staff members and contractors. In-person or hybrid work is preferred.” Position is “open until filled.”
  • “The English/Creative Writing Program at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing beginning August 2024. Join a vibrant, committed writing and literary community dedicated to developing and empowering women’s voices through creative writing and literary scholarship. The program seeks an engaged teacher who is also an active writer. Candidates should be able to teach a broad range of literature as well as creative writing workshops, including multi-genre introductory creative writing. “
  • Some news received from Nomi Eve, director of the low-residency MFA program at Drexel University: They have merit funding available. “All applicants are considered for merit scholarship funding,” and there’s no application fee. Additionally, the program “is now giving up to 15 credits for published novels. The credit equivalency is 3 credits per novel for up to 5 books. This reduces the credit load from 45 to 30 credits, and reduces the cost of the degree by a third.  We are piloting this ‘work experience for credit’ initiative for the university! We already have three novelists matriculating this fall. Many universities require an MFA to teach. So, if a writer is aspirational about teaching, the Drexel MFA is a great way to open doors in academia.”
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