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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).

  • Condensed to Flash: World Classics will be “an electronic anthology for the people who love concise writing that is intense, entertaining and educational. This anthology will feature world classics condensed to 500 words or fewer. Interpret the theme broadly and imaginatively. We are not interested in summaries, but in literary stories that stand on their own, with a beginning, middle and end. You can add a twist or two-a preferable option-but the plot has to be well-recognized. Classics from the public domain only, please. They can be either novels or short stories, but you must identify the source in the story file itself. Editors: Mark Budman and Susan O’Neill The payment: $15 and a digital copy for an original story and $5 and a digital copy for a reprint. The deadline: January 31, 2015.”
  • A reminder from WinningWriters.com about the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. “Now in its 14th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work.$2,000 in prizes.” Deadline: April 1, 2015.
  • The Chicago Tribune’s paid internship program seeks college juniors, seniors and graduate students to work on Printers Row Journal, a Sunday book section. Interns will work 40 hours a week on a variety of editorial and clerical projects. Internship requires careful attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates with previous internship experience at a news organization other than a college paper.”
  • “The Week magazine is seeking driven, enthusiastic web editorial interns to work out of our Manhattan office for 2-3 days a week starting immediately. The ideal candidate is a bright undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in journalism who possesses solid research and writing skills and a knack for all things web. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a digital newsroom by assisting The Week’s team of editors in producing, pitching, writing, and promoting stories. Other responsibilities include photo editing, building articles in the CMS, and other aspects of basic web production.” Pays: “$8.75/hour (minimum wage)”.
  • GEORGIA magazine (Atlanta) seeks an Associate Editor.
  • From the Santa Fe University of Art and Design [New Mexico]: “This Creative Writing and Literature Faculty position is a full-time appointment with teaching responsibilities to begin Fall 2015. Applicants must have an MFA (or equivalent) or PhD in Creative Writing, at least one published book in fiction, and college-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with some expertise and record of publication in creative nonfiction.
  • California College of the Arts “is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor in modern or contemporary American literature with an interest in world literature and expertise in creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre), to begin August 2015. Course load is 2/3.”
  • “The Scripps College [California] Writing Program seeks a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2016. The successful candidates will serve as Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (from mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will teach one writing workshop course of his or her own design and will give two public readings or talks. We are looking for candidates with a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability.”
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