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!

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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. Huge thanks to Sara Lippmann and the other students in two of her recent flash fiction workshops for a lovely “Fall into Flash Fiction” online reading on Monday evening. It was a lot of fun. And the event compelled me to continue working on the story I shared there: To meet the five-minute time limit, I’d trimmed another 250 words from an already slim piece; less than an hour before the event, I was making additional tweaks (somehow, some word repetitions had escaped multiple edits and read-alouds).
  2. If all goes according to plan, I will have a new freelance piece out later this week. I may not share it right away, because….
  3. Tomorrow morning I will be boarding a plane for my first flight in two years. Although I may be scrolling through social media from my phone while I’m away, I am not taking my laptop on this trip! (I am determined to have fun at my destination!) Blog posts will resume on Monday. Catch you back here then!

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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