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).

  • Project 387 is taking applications (no fees) for its pilot residency program (two weeks), scheduled for August in northern California. Stipends ($800) to be awarded, too. Deadline: April 15, 2013.
  • From the Kentucky Foundation for Women: “KFW’s 2013 Summer Residency Program offers 5-10 feminist artists one to two weeks at Hopscotch House to deepen their art making, create connections and develop strategies to strengthen the social change impact of their work The supportive communal setting combines individual and collective time for art making and reflecting on the power of feminist art. Modest stipends to cover art supplies, food, travel and other costs are available by request.” Applicants must live and work in Kentucky. No application fee indicated. Deadline: April 19, 2013.
  • SHENANDOAH will CLOSE OFF submissions via both the web and US Mail on April 3 and resume reading in September.” Payment: “will coincide with publication.”
  • “Thanks to our many supporters the Chicago School of Poetics scholarship campaign was a success and we are now able to offer need-based scholarships for up to 4 students, attending our 8-week courses, or up to 6 students attending our Master Classes for the 2013 school year.” (via
  • Attention, Minnesota writers: “The Loft Literary Center invites poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers to apply to the 2013-2014 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose. This program offers advanced criticism and professional development opportunities to twelve writers: four each in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.” NB: Winners “receive a modest stipend to defray the costs of program participation (book purchases, child care, etc.).” No application fee. Deadline: April 17, 2013.
  • By this time next week, subscribers will have received the April issue of The Practicing Writer e-newsletter. It’s never too late to join us!
  • Bay Path College (Mass.) is looking for a Program Director: “We seek a dynamic faculty colleague to lead the development of our newly approved fully online MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. The director will also teach innovative and skills-based courses in Writing and Literature.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers

    1. S. Tael says:

      Project 387 is so amazing – mainly the location OMG! Absolutely beautiful Redwood forest. Get lost in the creative process? Nah get lost in the stunning forest. I fell in love with redwoods there.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Oh, I agree! If I didn’t already have some August plans, I’d apply!

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