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. 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!

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Markets and Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

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!

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Speaking of my desk: At long last, I’m beginning to plan a “refresh” for my home office. And I’m contemplating all kinds of desk possibilities. I’m interested in surface space and storage, but I’m also interested in learning more about adjustable/standing options. I’d love insights/recommendations from other practicing writers. Please share (with links, when possible) in comments. (And if you have the perfect, ergonomic, assembled or easy-to-assemble desk chair to recommend as well, feel free to add that!)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. In case you were wondering: The critique session that I mentioned last week did happen on Sunday, and IT WENT WELL. There’s a lot of work to do on my picture-book ms. (A lot.) But everyone was so constructive with their feedback, and the idea behind my project received so much validation. I’m extremely encouraged to continue.

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Markets & Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

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!

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. There’s always a first time. Over the decades, I’ve submitted my work—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for comment to countless workshops, classes, and critique groups. But this week brings a milestone: For the first time, I’ve submitted a children’s picture-book manuscript for group feedback. (The online class I was part of in September, though interactive, did not feature a “workshop” component.)

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