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).

  • From the American Society of Journalists & Authors: “”The ASJA Educational Foundation is delighted to offer aspiring nonfiction writers the opportunity to apply for scholarships that will enable them to attend ASJA2013, Fire Up Your Writing Career.” Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded for the New York City conference. Deadline is April 1, 2013. No application fee.
  • Flash fiction contest for students. “Cardinal Sins is currently seeking submissions of flash fiction to be included in our regularly scheduled Winter 2013 print edition. We accept work from both emerging and established writers from any undergraduate or graduate institution and from across the nation….The winner will receive $150 and inclusion in the journal. Honorable mentions will also be included.” Theme: “Trespassing.” Deadline: March 25, 2013. No entry fee. (via @Duotrope)
  • The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards is a competition open to all adult and high school age Chicago area poets.” Three prizes ($100/$50/$25) in adult category (same for high school category). Deadline: March 8, 2013. No entry fee. (via
  • Extended deadline: “The Scripps College Writing Program seeks two distinguished visiting writers for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing, one during the spring semester of 2014 and the other during the spring semester of 2015. The successful candidates will serve as Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (from mid-January to mid-May). Teaching responsibilities include one writing workshop in the area of his or her choice as well as a presentation of his or her work at two public events. We are looking for candidates with critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability.”
  • The 2013 Paterson Fiction Prize confers a $1000 award for a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2012. Deadline: April 1, 2013. No entry fee.
  • Stay tuned for the March issue of The Practicing Writer, coming your way by week’s end.