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.

  • Attention, Canadian poets! “The Arc Poetry Soci­ety is seek­ing pro­pos­als for the pos­i­tion of Poet-in-Residence. The 2013/2014 pro­gram will rep­res­ent Arc’s 4th vir­tual res­id­ency; Tim Bowl­ing is cur­rently filling the pos­i­tion. This is a vir­tual res­id­ency, so the Poet in Res­id­ence will not be required to relocate.” Pays: “The con­tract fee for the poet in res­id­ence will be $9,000 (sub­ject to con­firm­a­tion of fund­ing), which will be paid on a monthly basis. Stand­ard writer’s fee rates will apply for pub­lic­a­tion in Arc.” No application fee. Deadline: February 15, 2013.
  • Speaking of poetry: The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program “is proud to present an online, seven-week poetry writing course this February. The course will include seven live online sessions and will be conducted via virtual classroom software. The course is free of charge and all sessions will be conducted in English.” Participation will be limited to fifteen writers, and international writers “are encouraged to apply.” Deadline: January 28, 2013.
  • Bronx residents: Applications for the BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Awards are now available. These awards “provide direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity.” There is no application fee. Deadline is Friday, January 25, 2013.
  • The River Teeth Nonfiction Conference “is offering four scholarships to students currently enrolled in writing programs (graduate or undergraduate). Registration fees will be waived for the recipients of the scholarships. All other expenses (travel, room, board) are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.” Apply by March 1.
  • From Carol Tice, of the “Make a Living Writing” blog fame: “[M]y guest-post well is nearly dry, so it’s a good time to pitch me ideas. For those who don’t know, I pay $50 a post (and it’s pretty competitive to get an assignment, so bring your best idea we haven’t covered before!) Read my guidelines first, if you want a chance at getting a post approved.” (NB: I’ve had the good fortune to guest-post for Carol, and I recommend the experience highly!)
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers

    1. Hi, Erika,

      Do you know what Carol’s response time is on average for queries? I didn’t see anything in her guidelines.

      Thanks for all the great work you do!


      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Sorry, Amanda. Can’t answer that. Good luck!

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