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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).

  • Virginia Quarterly Review is open for submissions! They’ll consider fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (and nonfiction pitches) until August 1. Pays: “For poetry, we pay $200 per poem; for poems longer than 50 lines, the payment is higher. For prose, we generally pay approximately 25 cents per word, depending on length. For investigative reporting, we pay at a higher rate, sometimes including pre-approved travel expenses.”
  • “NerdWallet Investing is hosting a writing contest with first, second, and third place cash rewards in order to find out your answers to [questions about Roth IRAs].” You can submit “opinion pieces, analytical articles, or anything in between.” The prizes run $500/$300/$200. There’s no entry fee, and the deadline is 9:00pm PDT/midnight EDT on May 12, 2013. Be sure to read all of the fine print, including the note that “NerdWallet Investing will publish all submissions that we deem relevant to our readers….”
  • Printerpix is holding a new poetry contest: “Anything based on ‘Sunshine’ is acceptable as long as you can create some warmth and comfort to all those who read your poem. It can be written in any style, in no more than 45 lines and must be 100% original. When you enter the Printerpix poetry competition, you stand a chance of winning an Amazon voucher worth $100! And a 20″x 16″ canvas!” There is no entry fee, and the deadline is Friday morning, May 24, 2013. Open to entrants from the US/UK/Europe.
  • In case you missed it, the May 2013 issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week. You can find this issue, replete with no-fee competitions and paying calls for work, right here.
  • Poets & Writers magazine (New York) seeks an Editorial Assistant: “The editorial assistant researches and writes the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies sections of the magazine and provides editorial and administrative support to the editorial office. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week, days and hours negotiable). Reports to the editor in chief.”.
  • “The Low Residency MFA Program at Oregon State University Cascades seeks creative, innovative teacher-practitioners with significant professional accomplishment to serve as instructors on a term-by-term basis for the 2013/2014 Academic year.”
  • “University of Cincinnati Clermont College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of English, Writing Generalist, beginning August 15, 2013.”
  • “The Department of English at Shippensburg University [Penn.] invites applications for a full-time one-year position in Creative Writing-Poetry beginning August 2013.”
  • “The British Centre for Literary Translation is seeking to appoint a Director at Reader or Professor level. The Centre, which is part of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, supports the art and profession of literary translation nationally and internationally and has a growing role in teaching and researching translation.” (via @bjepstein).
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