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).

  • “St. Francis [College] is proud to once again offer its support and encouragement to the literary community by sponsoring the biannual $50,000 Literary Prize to a mid-career author who has recently published their 3rd to 5th work of fiction.” Self-published and translated works eligible. Will consider works published June 2011-May 2013. No entry fee. Deadline: May 1, 2013.
  • Bancroft Press publishes trade fiction and non-fiction, “and we publish, quite simply, what we like. We’ve done literary and commercial fiction, books on finance, sports, parenting, humor, history, biography…No topic is out of bounds for us if we think it’s done well and will make an important contribution to society.” See also the recent Publishers Weekly article on the press.
  • File this away, freelancers: a list of 45 websites that pay writers (I’m not sure about the “instantly” that’s part of the post’s title, but still, it’s an interesting collection).
  • Also of interest: Opportunities for writing about history.
  • From “We’re out of features! We pay $60 for around 600 words; non-exclusive electronic rights only. Our guidelines are here:”
  • “The English Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a full-time (9 month) tenure-track faculty member in English, with a focus in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Creative Writing – Poetry beginning August 2013.”