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).

  • The deadline is approaching for this year’s Naomi Long Madgett Poety Award. Offered by Lotus Press, this competition “is open to African American poets only.” The contest recognizes a book-length manuscript with publication and a $500 cash award. Manuscripts must be received by March 1.
  • The John Holmes Award, “for a poem by a student enrolled in a New England college,” is administered by the New England Poetry Club. It confers a prize of $100. There is no entry fee for full-time students. Deadline: March 18, 2013.
  • From the Modern Greek Studies Association: “The MGSA is pleased to announce the 2013 Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize Competition for original, new translations into English of a literary work published in Modern Greek. A prize of $500 will be awarded for a piece of Modern Greek literature (poetry, prose, theatre) translated into English.” There is no entry fee indicated. Deadline: April 15, 2013.
  • Ongoing deadlines from Fiction Attic Press for short story collections (pays a $250 advance against royalties) and novels and novellas (by authors who have previously published a novel; also pays a $250 advance against royalties). No reading fees. (via FlashFictionFlash)
  • “Western State Colorado University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing in the department of Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature”; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville “is seeking a specialist in Creative Writing (poetry) for a tenure-track position“; Iowa State University is advertising for an associate professor, “a nationally distinguished fiction writer to teach undergraduate English courses as well as graduate courses in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment”; and there’s a new visiting assistant/associate professor position available with Truman State University Department of English and Linguistics, which “invites applications for the inaugural Clayton B. Ofstad Writer-in-Residence position.”
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers

    1. Thanks, as always, for the updates, Erika. When I went to the Fiction Attic Press site, they only listed two contests: one for a first novel by a previously unpublished novelist and another contest for an individual short story (rather than a collection). Perhaps I missed something. Do you have any more information to pass along, or any other suggestions for where I might look?

      Thanks again!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        John, thanks for the comment. I wasn’t pointing you to the contests (which charge fees), but rather to the press’s ongoing deadlines for fee-free submissions. Check and scroll down to “Short Story Collection” and “Novel or Novella (for authors who have previously published a novel).” Hope that helps clarify.

        1. Hi Erika,

          Thanks for the clarification. I should have figured that out.


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