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).

  • Our November newsletter went out to subscribers last week. It is filled, as always, with plenty of listings for no-fee contests/competitions & paying calls for work from poets, fictionists, and writers of creative nonfiction. Go check it out, if you haven’t already.
  • “The Tapestry of Bronze is sponsoring a series of international poetry contests to celebrate Greek and Roman mythology and the Olympian gods. The subject of the current contest is Dionysus (also known as Bacchus), the God of Wine. The deadline is November 30, 2013.” There is no entry fee. A prize of $50 will be awarded to the winners in each of two categories: entrants under and over 18 years of age.
  • “The public affairs fellowship at Mother Jones is a great opportunity for upstart changemakers looking to learn the tools of the media trade….Fellows assist in all aspects of promotion and outreach for Mother Jones reporting including tracking impact, researching new opportunities, and generally tending to all of the department’s little-but-vital things. This opportunity includes ongoing skills-building in media relations and communications and broader trainings in all aspects of nonprofit publishing. This fellowship is full-time and is based in San Francisco. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,000/month supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations (and by the generosity of our nearly 39,000 contributors). The fellowship lasts six months, with the opportunity to apply for an additional six months as a senior fellow (at an elevated monthly stipend rate).” No application fee. Deadline: December 15, 2013.
  • “Other Press [New York] seeks a paid intern to join our ambitious and growing team. This intern will gain exposure to and assist in backing up a variety of departments including Editorial, Rights, Publicity, Marketing, Production and Human Resources….Candidate should be detail oriented and highly motivated, with an interest in literary fiction and serious nonfiction. Proficiency in FileMaker is a plus. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuit of) is required. Competitive hourly-wage offered.”
  • The University of Northern Iowa is advertising for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach creative nonfiction.
  • Southeast Missouri State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor who will teach “equivalent of 12-credit hours per semester in undergraduate creative writing (poetry and fiction), advanced fiction writing, and rhetoric and composition courses.”
  • “Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English, with a major concentration in Creative Writing and an emphasis in poetry.”
  • “The Department of English at Oakland University [Mich.] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with primary expertise in modern poetics and instruction in poetry writing to begin August 15, 2014.”
  • “The Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, is searching for a Chair to begin July 2014.”