Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee contests/competitions and paying gigs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • Reminder from Ploughshares: “Our submission manager is open. In addition to stories, poems, and essays, we are also looking for longer work (Pshares Singles) and literary essaysPshares Singles is our new e-book series for pieces from 6,000 to 25,000 words. Our literary essay series (called Look2) will begin in the Fall issue with an essay on John Neihardt by the novelist and screenwriter Barry Gifford. If you have a beloved author you would like to share with others, our critical essay query guidelines are here.” NB: There’s a fee for using the submission manager, which is waived for subscribers and can be avoided by submitting via postal mail.
  • “A Blade of Grass is seeking bloggers! We are looking for exceptional bloggers of all backgrounds to write posts that speak to our mission and support the work that we do as an organization. ABLOG ( aims to engage its readers through writing that is conversational, informal, non-academic and incorporates images. We are a non-profit arts organization that focuses on art and social change. We give grants to organizations and individual artists who are working in this vein. We also organize public programs that address issues of social engagement, collaboration and public space.” Pays: “Compensation: $100 per approved post.”
  • “A brand new Latin food site is seeking writers/contributors to pitch articles surrounding recipes, chefs, entertaining ideas, how-to’s, food travel and more. Writers must have experience in the food space and be able to quickly turn around copy for accepted pitches. Writers will be paid $40-50 per post, based on length & experience.”
  • “The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Creative Writing. The Department is seeking a poet with secondary expertise in fiction, non-fiction, cross-genre, and/or other media (for example, journalism, book arts, performance, internet publishing), with an ability to teach both poetry and fiction at the intermediate and advanced undergraduate level. We seek a writer who will participate fully in our undergraduate program while also helping us to envision an innovative future in our Literature graduate program.”
  • Heyday Books (Berkeley, Calif.) is looking for an Assistant to the Publisher/Development Associate, the Poetry Society (London) seeks an Education Manager, and Poets & Writers magazine (New York) is advertising for a Production Editor.