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).

  • For our friends who are resident in the United Kingdom: “The Jane Martin Poetry Prize…is delighted to invite entries for the 2013 competition. The competition will be judged by experts drawn from across the literary world and academia. We are thrilled that this year the panel will include Gillian Beer and Caroline Bergvall. Building on the success of 2012, the 2013 winner will receive not just a cash prize of £1000, but the opportunity to give a reading at a high-profile poetry event at which the prize will be awarded.” No entry fee. Deadline: March 15, 2013.
  • Based in Canada, “Sterling is a literary journal for everyone’s stories. We accept fiction, poetry and graphic content from writers at all levels. Each issue of Sterling has its own look and feel because we love printed material. It’s also a way to celebrate our ongoing triumphs over the blank page.” Pays: “Contributors can choose between $25 or two copies of the journal.” Submission deadline: March 24, 2013. (via
  • “Oxford University Press and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University are pleased to announce a call for contributors to the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB).” Pays: “Entries range from 500-2500 words and come with an honorarium of 10 cents per word (in OUP product) or 5 cents per word by check.”
  • From Austin Peay State University (Tenn.): “Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor-English with a specialization in Creative Writing-poetry. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August, 2013.”
  • The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University (Mass.) is advertising for a staff writer.
  • The Poetry Foundation (Chicago) is looking for an Editor for Poetry magazine.