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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).

  • Belt Magazine, “a new online magazine for Cleveland and the Rust Belt,” is open for business. “If you are interested in writing for Belt, we are accepting either pitches for reported articles or completed essays.” NB: “We pay for long-form articles; we cannot yet pay for essays.” (Check out coverage of the magazine on The New York Times‘s Arts Beat blog.)
  • The Glass Seed Annual seeks poems which emphasize the music of language through alliteration, anaphora, refrain, repetition, and other formal metrical devices. It is edited by Mary Alexandra Agner. The theme for the next issue is superstition and reason. The Glass Seed Annual would like to see contemporary poems on superstition, reason, their interaction, and related themes….Additionally, this issue of the Glass Seed Annual will accept pantoums on any subject. Please read the first issue for a sense of the musicality of language I’m looking for.” Submit by September 30, 2013. Pays: “The Glass Seed Annual pays 20 USD per poem. The Glass Seed Annual will pay 30 USD for pantoums which fit the theme. We pay on publication.” (via @Duotrope)
  • Call for submissions from Salon: “The #solidarityisforwhitewomen conversation about digital feminism and inclusion has made it clear that more publications need to create opportunities for feminists of color to share their perspectives. To help create some of that much-needed, inclusive space, Roxane Gay will be curating work from feminists of color (note that this does not limit gender), to be published at Salon.” (Roxane has indicated on Twitter that writers will be paid.)
  • In Portland, Oregonian Media Group is looking for a full-time Food & Dining Reporter.
  • Film Journal International (New York) seeks an Assistant Editor/Staff Writer.
  • Grub Street (Boston) is advertising for a part-time Literary Cultural District Coordinator.
  • “The Department of English at the College of Wooster [Ohio] invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professorship in fiction writing with additional experience in creative nonfiction desirable.”
  • Texas State University is advertising for a tenure-track assistant professor (specialty in poetry writing) to teach “primarily” in its MFA program. (h/t Lené Gary)
  • Repeating a helpful hint I shared last week on Twitter and Facebook for those searching for academic jobs teaching creative writing: the MLA Job Information List database is now freely accessible to everyone.
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