Monday Markets 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).

  • Canada-based SubTerrain plans a spring issue on the theme of “Heat”: “political, sexual, economic, environmental — whatever the topic or situation, just make sure it’s HOT!” They’ll consider fiction, commentary, poetry, essay, and memoir. Pays: $25/poem and $25/page of prose. Deadline: February 15, 2013.
  • Fellowship program for emerging NYC poets: “Emerge – Surface – Be is a natural extension of The Poetry Project’s program offerings. It formalizes the distinct yet unspoken pedagogical aspect of The Poetry Project’s programs while providing a unique opportunity to support, develop and present emerging NYC-based poets of promise. Three emerging poets will be selected by and paired with poet mentors Anselm Berrigan, Patricia Spears Jones and Edwin Torres, and over the course of nine months be given the opportunity to develop their craft and complete a project. Ideal Fellows will have a project they are working on or want to embark upon, and feel that they would benefit from guidance. Each Fellow will receive an award of $2,500.” No application fee. Deadline: February 18, 2013.
  • And another opportunity for poets in NYC: “Mid-Manhattan Library is pleased to offer a free ten-week workshop with Hermine Meinhard, The Art of Making Poems: Creation and Craft, on Tuesdays, from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., beginning February 12th.” This workshop is open to adults 55+. Check the full description and registration instructions. Limited enrollment.
  • The Anglican Theological Review Poetry Prize competition is open to emerging poets: that is, poets who have not yet published a full-length book of poetry or any other genre of literature. Poets whose work has appeared in chapbook form and/or in journals are eligible. Contestants should submit one unpublished poem, in any form, but not to exceed 64 lines. There is no specific theme, although writers who are familiar with the poetry published in the ATR will see a preference for work that reflects an incarnate sense of the sacred.” Deadline is March 1, 2013, and there is no entry fee. “The winner of the ATR Poetry Prize will be announced in the summer 2013 issue of the ATR, where the winning poem will appear. The poem also will be posted in the ATR website. The winning poet will receive $500.” (via
  • The next issue of The Practicing Writer will be out later this week. If you’re not already a subscriber and you’d like to receive this free, opportunity-packed resource right in your inbox, it’s never too late to join us.
  • Salem State University (Mass.) seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in creative writing, the English Department of the University of Hawaii plans to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in Fiction Writing, the English and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College [N.Y.] is looking for a Creative Writer specializing in poetry for a one-year leave replacement position at the level of Assistant Professor, and the English Department at Sweet Briar College [Va.] is advertising for “a full-time sabbatical-replacement position in Creative Writing at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2013. The position includes the possibility of renewal for a second year, also as a sabbatical replacement, and of a subsidized rental residence on campus for the successful candidate.”