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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).

  • From Sharkpack Poetry Review: “Interested in writing a freelance piece for SHARKPACK? Have a poem or (more rarely) a book you’d like to see reviewed?….For those interested, per-article payment is modest ($15-$25), and more acknowledges the editor’s appreciation for your time spent with poetry than anything else. PACK members contribute ten pieces per year, and receive an additional (yearly) honorarium of $150.”
  • Australia-based that’s life! publishes “Fast Fiction,” defined as “humorous, positive contemporary stories of 700 – 2800 words with a strong plot.” Check the guidelines for details on payment (and tips on plots/twists to avoid). (h/t @duotrope)
  • The 2013-14 Charles Causely Poet in Residence “will be based in Launceston, Cornwall, between October and April 2013/14, taking part in a minimum of four public activities on behalf of the Trust while retaining the remainder of their time free for their own writing.” The position carries a stipend of £8400, paid monthly. Accommodation and utilities are included. No application fee indicated. Deadline: July 30, 2013. NB: “The residency is open for applications to any writer living in the UK and European Union who is eligible to live and work in the UK for the period of the residency. The Charles Causley Residency does not offer sponsorship for candidates living/working out of the UK and European Union. There is a non-transferable relocation and advance visit budget of up to £1000 return travel.”
  • The Freeman is now accepting poetry submissions to be considered for publication in the print magazine and online. Each issue is thematic, so please consult the schedule below for the theme(s) for which we are currently accepting submissions. We will give preference to poetry that relates to the theme. We are currently accepting submissions for: ‘Hacking Leviathan’ issue. Please send poems on the theme by August 1, 2013.” Pays: $50/poem. (h/t @Duotrope)
  • Start planning now, because applications for the Kenyon Review Fellowships must be submitted between September 1 and October 1. “This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits.” No application fee.
  • Texas State University-San Marcos plans to hire an assistant professor, specialty in poetry writing.
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