This Magazine Wants a Virtual Writer-in-Residence — and It Will Pay $500

Updated August 30, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Contributor

Short of publishing your own book, opportunities to make money writing fiction are hard to come by, especially for new writers.

A writing fellowship can be a great career booster, offering invaluable experience, publication and resume fodder. Oh — and you usually get paid to write, too.

Usually a fellowship requires you to be a resident for a few months or a year, and often requires a college degree or enrollment.

But we found a virtual writing fellowship open to any writer over 18 years old that allows you to be a “writer-in-residence” and gain all of those benefits — without leaving your home.

Apply for the Kathy Fish Fellowship With SmokeLong Quarterly

“SmokeLong” is a quarterly online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction (stories of 1,000 words or less). It’s accepting applications for a 2017 virtual writer-in-residence through its Kathy Fish Fellowship.

As the Fellowship winner, you would:

  • Be considered a “writer-in-residence.”
  • Have one piece of flash fiction published in each quarterly issue (March, June, September and December 2017).
  • Receive $500: $100 on announcement of the winner and $100 for each published piece throughout the year.
  • Work with “SmokeLong” staff and attend online writing workshops.

You’re eligible to apply if you:

  • Haven’t previously been published in “SmokeLong”
  • Haven’t previously published a chapbook or book-length work in any genre, including self-publishing or any works under contract
  • Are at least 18 years old

To apply: Submit your application via Submittable before September 15.

You’ll need to answer a few questions about yourself and include four samples of flash fiction, including at least one unpublished. The application is free with a $5 suggested donation to support future fellowship awards.

Your Turn: Have you seen any interesting virtual writing jobs lately?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

by Dana Sitar
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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