Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

If it’s Monday, it’s time for the weekly paying jobs, markets, and no-fee competitions for writers. Let’s get going:

  • The Cha Flash Fiction Contest “is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished flash stories in English language on the theme of ‘Misinterpretation.'” You can submit up to two pieces (maximum 250 words each). Cash prizes (via Paypal): £50/£30/£20. Publication in the fifth anniversary issue of the journal. Deadline: July 15, 2012. No entry fee.
  • The Renegade Writer blog is now accepting guest posts: “The Renegade Writer readers are serious about writing, and they’re interested in writing for magazines, online markets, and copywriting clients. Guest posts must be specifically geared for beginning to intermediate writers who are serious about their work. Topics that work for us include the business of writing, marketing your writing, productivity, motivation, query writing, how to diversify your income, deciphering contracts, and the care and feeding of clients. While we’re open to posts on the craft of writing — such as how to write awesome ledes and kickers — we don’t run many of these.” Pays: $50.
  • Live in Wisconsin or Minnesota? You may be interested in the 2012 Short Story Contest: “To enter, write a story about one of the ‘seven deadly sins’ in no more than 300-600 words and send it via e-mail to during the contest period. Stories can be fact or fiction.” Deadline: July 2, 2012. No entry fee. Prize: “One (1) first-place winner will receive the First-Place Prize, which will consist of the story being published in, the opportunity for the author to read his/her story at an upcoming event and $750. Up to 20 runners-up will have their story published in and also have the opportunity to read at an upcoming event. Fan Favorite Prize – One (1) fan favorite submission will also be selected from all stories read during the event, the author of this submission will receive a literary prize pack valued at $250.”
  • “The English Department of Bowling Green State University [Ohio] seeks strong applicants for an instructor to serve as editor of the internationally recognized literary magazine Mid-American Review and instructor in Creative Writing. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal. Duties: Editing Mid-American Review; serving as faculty advisor to the undergraduate literary magazine Prairie Margins; teaching undergraduate course in Literary Editing and Publishing, graduate course in Creative Writing Desktop Publishing, and one additional course in Creative Writing; administering the annual Winter Wheat Festival of Writing.”
  • Poets & Writers (New York) seeks a Program Assistant, Roger Williams College (R.I.) is looking for a Media Relations Manager, and the Constitutional Accountability Center (Washington) is advertising for a Blogger/Writer.
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

    1. Thanks for telling your readers I’m now paying for guest posts! I’ve been getting GREAT pitches these last few days.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank YOU, Linda, for your generosity and your great guidance!

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