Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

Monday 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).

  • Room, “Canada’s oldest journal by and about women,” is planning an issue on the theme of “Crime”: “Sin, wrongdoing, injurious acts, murder, deceit, contraband. Poison, theft, larceny, lust, fraud, family and foreclosure. It is not a CRIME to admit that we love to read it all. This is your chance to become a CRIME writer. For the first time in its 35-year history, Room will investigate CRIME in an issue of chillingly good writing about seriously bad things. We are looking for CRIME poems, non-fiction, and short stories: shameful and heroic, terrifying and grand, falsi and injuria, noir and passionnel. We are also looking for frightfully powerful art.” Pays: “We pay $50 for up to 2 pages, $60 for 3 pages, $80 for 4 pages, $100 for 5 pages, $120 for 6+ pages, and $250 for cover art. Contributors also receive two copies of the issue in which the work appears and a year’s subscription to Room.” Deadline: January 31, 2013. (via
  • Who pays writers? is a new resource: “A place to list whether, and how much, magazines and websites pay their writers. We’ll post ’em as you report ’em. Intended to be informational, not judgmental.”
  • From “We’re out of features! We pay $60 for around 600 words; non-exclusive electronic rights only. Our guidelines are here:”
  • The University of Glasgow is looking for a Lecturer in Creative Writing (poetry specialty).
  • The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Creative Writing Program, to begin July 1, 2013. Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a Masters degree in a related discipline and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in writing in one or more of the following forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s writing; experience in the teaching of university-level creative writing courses preferred; experience in teaching in online settings an asset; two major publications or productions required.
  • “The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Chatham University [Penn.] seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Associate Director with special focus on the Low Residency program. Chatham’s innovative MFA program offers both a full and a low-residency option; we seek to hire an Associate Director with experience in distance learning to work with the Director to facilitate the continued growth and vibrancy of the low-residency aspect of the program and contribute to building a sense of community between the two programs.”
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (“especially fiction”).
  • “The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2013. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate creative writing and first-year writing courses.”
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

    1. Who pays writers? may be intended to be helpful, but it’s an embarrassment …. decades ago writers of articles for major magazines were getting $1-2 per word. Per word.

      10,000 words? $10,000. You could actually make a living that way.

      Now $10 for an entire article? Or even $250 with slate is peanuts. Making about $2 per hour. Just saying …

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        All true, but isn’t it better to have the information out there?

    2. Kelly says:

      There are still some magazines that pay extremely well, but I find that writers are less likely to share that info. It’s easy to want to be protective of a lucrative resource.

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