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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 the National Federation of State Poetry Societies: “All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors of an accredited university or college are eligible to enter the NFSPS College/University Level Poetry Awards competition for the Edna Meudt Memorial Award and the Florence Kahn Memorial Award. Two students will receive an award of $500 each plus publication of their winning manuscripts as chapbooks (printed paperback booklets).” No entry fee indicated. Deadline: February 14, 2014.
  • Bourne: A Magazine for Literature of Ideas, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, scheduled for Spring 2014.” Pays (via Paypal): “We pay the following honoraria (in US dollars): Fiction and drama: $15 for fiction and drama up to 5,000 words and $25 for works longer than that. Poetry: Ten dollars per poem. Book reviews, scholarly non-fiction and interviews: please inquire.” (h/t @Duotrope)
  • ICYMI: Our January newsletter went out to subscribers last week. As always, it’s packed with no-fee contests/competitions and paying calls for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
  • From the University of Texas-Pan American: “The Department of English welcomes applications for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2014. We seek a colleague with an interest in developing innovative writing initiatives and curricula that emphasize student engagement and creative and/or public writing. The successful candidate will be expected to help meet the teaching needs of the First-Year Writing Program, as well as contribute to undergraduate course offerings in creative writing and a thriving MFA program.”
  • “Wabash College [Ind.] invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement with specializations in 20th century American Literature and Fiction Writing to start July 1, 2014.”
  • 826NYC seeks a Programs Associate for its satellite site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • “Mid-sized independent trade publisher in Manhattan seeks part-time royalties manager. Flexible schedule and negotiable hourly rate. Creative atmosphere and a dynamic list of titles.”
  • Pacific Standard is advertising for an articles editor; a books & culture editor; and an associate editor, digital. The associate editor job is based at the magazine’s offices in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Regarding the two other jobs: “These positions are flexible: We are looking for either a new full-time staff editor, or experienced editors interested in contract work, managing a specific portfolio of pieces for the magazine….We would prefer our editors to be located in California, but we are open to other options.” (h/t Anna Clark)
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    1. I spent an interesting few minutes exploring the “Bourne” magazine site. Right now the title seems to be a one person show.

      The fellow has one of the best definitions -with examples- of what he wants in fiction that I can remember. Plus he manages not to bash any, or all, genre stories as so many magazines of “thought provoking” content do.

      If my schedule was not already overflowing, I’d give Bourne a try.

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