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. The 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!


Finds for Writers

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Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • ICYMI: The first issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 for 2021 went out to subscribers yesterday. It’s filled with 35 fee-free, paying opportunities for those of us who write fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction.
  • Another reason to check out that newsletter issue? Its featured resource is a PEN America series of free online workshops on the business of writing. Again, you’ll find the info in the newsletter.
  • And please check out 2021’s first set of Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog.

Please forgive this abbreviated edition of “Finds,” friends. It is a holiday, after all. Happy New Year!