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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).

  • Black Balloon Publishing has news for novelists and short-story writers: “We’re thrilled to announce the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, an award for a previously completed manuscript which comes with an award of $5,000 and a Black Balloon Publishing deal. Submissions for entry will be accepted between April 1 and May 6th. Only complete, previously unpublished works of fiction of over 50,000 words will be eligible. Please submit an excerpt of up to 4,000 words in a .doc or .docx file between April 1 and May 6th.” There is no entry fee. (via GalleyCat)
  • A quick check-in with the Chicken Soup for the Soul website reveals a number of upcoming deadlines for anthologies-in-progress, including “a book for Canadians about everything winter,” a book on dating, and “a multitasking Mom’s survival guide.” Paying projects.
  • The low-residency MFA program at the University of California, Riverside, is looking for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry.
  • “The Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a nine month tenure-track Assistant Professor (R97278) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in professional writing, including grant writing.”
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction).
  • Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York), is looking for a Development and Marketing Associate.
  • The April issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this weekend. You can also read the current issue–replete with no-fee competition listings and paying calls for submission–online.
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    5 Responses »

    1. Thanks, Erika. Always helpful. Sorry I missed you at AWP.

    2. This is such a wonderful resource, Erika. Thanks for doing it.

    3. I’m a new subscriber but want to add my thanks, too. This newsletter must take you a lot of time to do. Very appreciated. Thanks.

    4. Thanks! It’s always nice to be appreciated. 🙂

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