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Monday Markets for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday 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).

  • The Mesa Refuge is a writers’ retreat located in Point Reyes Station, California. Its mission is to provide a quiet and inspiring space for people writing about ways to create a more just and sustainable world. We have traditionally focused on the environment, economics, and social injustice.” Deadline for fall residency applications is June 2, 2014. No application fee indicated. NB: “The Refuge hosts three residents at a time. Each enjoys a private room in a spacious shared house. Wi-fi and a printer are provided. A single telephone is also available on a limited basis. Room and five dinners a week are provided at no cost. Travel to and from Point Reyes is each resident’s responsibility.”
  • Fifty Shades of Green will be a collection of sexy gardening-themed stories, to be published by Greenwoman Publishing this summer.” Deadline: June 15, 2014. “Payment will be $100 per story, paid upon acceptance. We buy first North American rights, in both digital and print, for a publishing duration of 5 years.” Reprints will be considered: “If we accept a work that has been adapted to fit our guidelines from a previously published or self-published, we will pay half the payment only, or $50.” (h/t @Duotrope)
  • Call for submissions in the May/Summer 2014 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle: “The AWP Job List welcomes well-researched articles that will help our members succeed in the academic and nonacademic job sectors. Our online career advice articles typically range from 2,000 to 2,500 words and must include quotes from 2-3 interviewed sources. We pay $14 per 100 words. Send a submission of 2,000 – 2,500 words to joblist(at)awpwriter(dot)org.”
  • St. Edward’s University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (poetry).
  • The University of Idaho is advertising for a director for its Creative Writing Program. (h/t @rgay)
  • The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Neb.) is looking for a Program Director “to manage the operations of its artist-in-residence program.”
  • Another Nebraska job: Prairie Schooner‘s latest newsletter includes some info on a managing editor position with the journal.
  • The Metropolitan Opera (New York) seeks a Website Coordinator.
  • The New York Athletic Club is looking for an Assistant Editor/Social Media Coordinator.
  • And in Washington, “The Atlantic is seeking a resourceful, entrepreneurial editor to provide the magazine with ambitious, sophisticated, high-impact stories. The editor will be expected to generate feature-story ideas, match them effectively with writers, and ensure that the resulting stories have depth, integrity, and style. The editor will also contribute to ongoing efforts to reimagine the magazine, devise new standing features, and create occasional editorial packages.”
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