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).

  • The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program provides a residency of four weeks in a two-bedroom apartment in the Columbus, Ohio historic home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. For 2013, the applicants should be fiction writers (with a book published by a traditional publisher within the last three years or a book under contract), and the residency will take place in the fall. “The resident will receive a stipend of $4,000 and will be available for at least three community outreach opportunities, such as readings or speaking at writing classes.” There is no application fee indicated, but the deadline is coming up soon: June 3.
  • By this time next week, the June issue of The Practicing Writer will have been distributed to subscribers. It’s never too late to join us!
  • “Poets & Writers offers three part-time, paid fellowships to nurture the next generation of leaders for the literary field. We will select one fellow to work in each of the following areas: Editorial, Online Editorial, and Readings/Workshops. All three positions are located in our New York City office for a term of forty weeks from September 2013 through June 2014.” No application fees. Deadline: June 17, 2013.
  • From Almond Press: “After the great response we got from the participants of our previous contest, we decided to run another! This time Almond Press is going a bit dark…Submissions are now being accepted for our apocalyptic/dystopian short story contest. The end is here. What happened? A melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War? Zombies? The potential destruction is limitless. We will be looking for works of literary fiction with a word count of no more than 5,000 (no minimum). The more original the depiction, the more vivid the imagery, the better. We want to be intrigued and mystified. Scary, macabre, frightening – whatever your style, do your best to intrigue and captivate. What will tomorrow look like After the Fall? First prize is £100. All shortlisted entries will be collected and published in a collection. Contest is not limited to UK. International entries are welcome.”
  • Info about the Poetry for Their Freedom Contest: “Join the Center For Women and Where Writers Win in support of The A21 Campaign – U.S. East Coast office by submitting your best work on the subject of human trafficking and victims’ restoration of hope.” First prize includes $100 and a reading in Charleston, S.C. (travel expenses are not covered). There is no entry fee. Deadline: July 31, 2013. (via @Femministas)