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).

  • “Flavorwire is thrilled to announce its first-ever short fiction contest. In honor of May’s National Short Story Month, we’re offering a prize of $500 for one outstanding short story.” Deadline is soon: May 17. No entry fee indicated. (h/t @taniahershman)
  • New contest from Cha: An Asian Literary Journal seeks unpublished poems on the theme of “Void.” Cash prizes (payable via Paypal) and publication in the journal. Deadline: September 15, 2013. No entry fee.
  • From Salt Publishing: “Salt is actively seeking novel submissions directly from authors. Please carefully read the guidelines [linked below]. We only wish to receive fiction submissions that meet these criteria….All works must be in English. All works must be aimed at a British market. You do not require an agent to submit to Salt. We prefer works of less than 80,000 words. Please note we are not currently accepting submissions of short stories, poetry or memoirs.”
  • “Bloomsbury Spark is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA and new adult readers. Launching in Autumn 2013 our outstanding list will feature multiple genres: romance, contemporary, dystopian, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, and more. If you’re an author, Bloomsbury Spark is the premiere place to publish your work.
    Why? Because we are a hands-on, full-service publishing house We will publish you globally but market you locally. We are not just interested in publishing your book; we want to help craft your career. If you have a manuscript between 25 and 60k words long, then send it to us.” (via @Duotrope)
  • Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York) is looking for a Web Editor.
  • Teaching positions in poetry and fiction writing are available at The Putney School Summer Programs in Vermont. (Thanks to my friend Lené Gary for sharing this information.)