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Monday Markets for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • Big news from Barrelhouse: “It’s been a dream of ours since we started Barrelhouse in 2005, so we’re proud to announce that beginning with issue 12, Barrelhouse will pay contributors $50 each, along with contributor copies….We hope this marks the beginning of a new chapter for Barrelhouse and we hope you’ll join us. When the time is right, send us your best stuff (we’re open right now for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and a special comedy issue). Come get your fifty big ones!”
  • Wesleyan Writers Conference Scholarships & Fellowships have a deadline of March 22, 2013 (received). There is no application fee; “if you are certain you will attend the Conference, however, do send the $75 deposit and registration form immediately, before completing the rest of your application. The deposit guarantees you a place at the Conference if you should not win an award.”
  • “Lake Forest College [Ill.] seeks a writer of fiction to fill a three-year visiting (non-tenure track) position in the English Department teaching courses in creative writing and developing courses in the design, production, and publication of books and journals.”
  • From Columbia College Chicago: “The Department of English is seeking candidates for the position of the Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Writer-in-Residence in the genre of Creative Nonfiction. Two-year position starts August 2013. Writers from underrepresented communities and/or those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate will teach, give a public reading, advise a student-curated reading series, and possibly supervise a small number of graduate theses.” Application review begins March 15. (Click “Careers at Columbia College Chicago” and look for Job #100540.)
  • Part-time lectureships are available in fiction, poetry, and literary translation at Princeton University (N.J.).
  • The Brooklyn-based Girls Write Now organization is looking for a part-time, temporary anthology managing editor and for a full-time digital program manager. (via WomenArts)
  • From WritersWeekly.com: “We’re out of Success Stories! Have a Freelance Success Story to share? We pay $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we’re very flexible. Our guidelines are here: http://writersweekly.com/misc/guidelines.php.”
  • Subscribers received their copies of the March issue of The Practicing Writer late last week. But anyone can access the current issue (and all of its no-fee contest listings and paying calls for manuscripts).
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