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).

  • I’ve only recently discovered the “Cision Top Ten” lists, but it seems to me that they can be a great resource for freelancers AND for anyone with a book to publicize/promote. Sample lists include “Top 10 Family and Parenting Magazines,” “Top 10 Inflight Magazines,” “Top 10 NPR Affiliate Stations,” and many more. (Links take you to home pages, so you’ll need to dig in for guidelines and contacts, but you can do that!)
  • Level Best Books is an independent publishing cooperative devoted to publishing literature we enjoy and want to share with other readers. The cooperative has published ten anthologies including: Dead Calm (2011) and Blood Moon (2012). The collection is published each fall and introduced at the New England mystery conference Crime Bake. Authors whose work is selected receive $25 and one free copy of the anthology.” Now welcoming submissions for Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold. Apologies for being so late to note this one–submissions must be postmarked by tomorrow (April 30). NB: You must be a New England writer (residing in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) to submit.
  • Coming very soon: the May issue of The Practicing Writer. As usual, the newsletter will be filled with no-cost contest listings and paying submission calls. If you’re not yet a subscriber, the newsletter is FREE and I don’t sell/rent/give away the subscriber list. Plus, new subscribers receive a bonus literary contest guide. More info here.
  • “The University of Florida Department of English seeks a tenure-track full Professor in Creative Writing, with a specific focus on poetry, beginning Fall 2013.”
  • “SUNY Potsdam invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing — Poetry.”
  • “The Department of English at the College of Wooster [Ohio] invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in creative writing (fiction and/or poetry) for the 2013-2014 academic year.”
  • Geneva College (Penn.) “invites applications for an English/Writing faculty member. The current position is a one-year term contract position in the Department of English, Professional Writing Program, with an emphasis on informational and creative writing and is contingent on budgetary approval.”