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Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

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).

  • Four Way Books is currently considering manuscripts in English “by a New York City resident (5 boroughs) emerging writer for a first or second collection of poems.” No reading fee. Deadline: December 15, 2014. (Thanks to CRWROPPS-B for the reminder.)
  • Latterly, an online magazine for narrative journalism, is looking for compelling stories about people — that is, their thoughts and actions in the context of a plot. In particular, we’re a little short on stories from outside the United States, but we accept pitches and submissions from anywhere.” Pays: “Negotiable.”
  • “The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) encourages submissions from promising Canadian writers for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence, a ten-month residency at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts from September 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This is a unique opportunity for early to mid-career Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers. Applications for the position are encouraged from writers from diverse genres—including literary fiction or non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and playwriting. Candidates will have one to four published and/or performed works to their credit; community engagement experience, such as teaching or mentoring writers; and are expected to propose a project or projects that they will undertake during their term as Canadian Writer-in-Residence. They will preferably, but not necessarily, hold a university degree.” No application fee. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
  • From Columbia College Chicago: “The Department of Creative Writing is seeking candidates for the position of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Writer-in-Residence in the genre of Creative Nonfiction. This two-year position starts August 2015.” NB: “Writers from underrepresented communities and/or those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply.”
  • “The Braiser is hiring freelance writers! Are you passionate about food, food culture, and celebrity chefs? We’re looking for strong, funny, and intelligent writers who are as excited by the idea of working in a fast-paced, new media environment as they are by the James Beard Awards and whatever Top Chef spinoff is about to air on Bravo. This is a great opportunity for aspiring journalists hoping to enter the wide, weird and fast-growing world of food media.” Pay: “Negotiable.” NB: According to the announcement, telecommuting for this job is “okay.”
  • Crazy but true–the DECEMBER issue of The Practicing Writer will go out to subscribers before the next Monday Markets posts appears. It’s never too late to subscribe!
  • The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University (Massachusetts) is looking for a Staff Writer.
  • The Humane Society of the United States (Maryland) is looking for an Assistant Content Creator.
  • “Hofstra University’s English Department [New York] is seeking applicants for an anticipated tenure-track position as director of its undergraduate publishing studies program and specialist in creative nonfiction.”
  • “The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Georgia Regents University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing specializing in Creative Non-Fiction at the Assistant Professor level.”
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