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).

  • New prize from The Poetry Foundation: “The Poetry Foundation is pleased to introduce the new Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. This annual award will honor the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year, including biographies, essay collections and critical editions that consider the subject of poetry or poets. The 2014 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism will honor the author of a 2013 title with a $7,500 prize.” No entry fee. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
  • From Words and Images: “Submissions are open for the 2014 issue of Words and Images, and will remain open until January 1st, 2014. All accepted submissions will receive $25-$30 for their work as well as a copy.”
  • Commons Magazine is open for poetry submissions through December 31st at 11:59 p.m. PST. “The current theme is ‘water,’ one of our most essential commons.” Consider previously published material. Pays: Poets will receive a flat rate of $50 for work published in the Poet of Month column; payment is made upon publication.” (h/t CRWROPPS-B)
  • Latest announcement for the Emerging Writer Lecturer position at Gettysburg College (Penn.): “One-year appointment, beginning August 2014, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer’s genre, as well as to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are essential. Successful candidates in recent years have had a new or forthcoming book.”
  • “Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism, seeks an experienced, ambitious, and dynamic Associate Editor. We’re looking for a journalist with a knack for cutting through the politics and the PR and interpreting current events as they’re experienced; for an editor eager to work with nonprofessional writers on telling the stories that are often overlooked by traditional media; and for a person with a deep curiosity about people, place, and big ideas.”
  • Smithsonian Magazine seeks a versatile and enterprising feature writer….You should be an excellent writer with a keen sense of storytelling, someone who knows how to craft a 4,000-word narrative—and can easily knock out a 200-word blurb….You’ll be based in our Washington, DC office but occasional travel, sometimes to remote locations, is part of the job.”
  • “826DC–a nonprofit youth writing center located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC–is looking to add 2 new program staff members, a Full Time Program Director and a Part Time Program Assistant.” (h/t @MikeScalise)
  • “The dean’s office at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), is seeking a versatile and experienced writer/editor to produce well-written, informed, and highly polished communications for the dean.”
  • From The Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis): “It’s time for our seasonal call for teaching artists! We are currently looking for proposals for summer 2014 in-person classes, online classes, and youth classes. Want to teach a class? Take a look at the RFPs. Deadlines vary.”
  • Ripon College (Wisc.) is advertising: “Tenure-track assistant professorship, specialist in creative writing (poetry); terminal degree required MFA preferred, PhD considered. Position begins August, 2014.”
  • Keystone College (Penn.) “invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of English with specializations in creative writing (fiction, creative non-fiction and other modes) and World Literature to start fall 2014.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Colleges is delighted to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its UW Rock County campus to start in the fall of 2014. We are excited to recruit a colleague with demonstrated experience teaching first-year college writing courses, and preferably in creative writing and/or a range of composition courses developmental to advanced.”
  • “The College of Idaho invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning 08/25/2014. We seek a broadly prepared colleague to teach fiction and non-fiction creative writing classes and first-year seminars; secondary focus in ethnic literature welcomed.”
  • “The Department of Humanities and Media Studies in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Pratt Institute [N.Y.] invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in the new MFA in Writing program (, and secondary teaching duties to BFA in Writing students.”
  • The University of South Florida is advertising for “Assistant Professor. Creative Writing: Graphic Narrative and Digital Storytelling, with the ability to teach introductory courses in creative writing such as poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction.”
  • The College of the Holy Cross (Mass.) is advertising for the Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters: “Candidates for this prestigious position should be distinguished writers and teachers in any genre of contemporary literature. The Jenks Chair teaches three undergraduate seminars per year, sponsors two public lectures or readings annually, and conducts an annual seminar for College faculty.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers

    1. Ann-Louise Truschel says:

      I noticed, on the Webpage for “Words and Images,” that “Guidelines” was misspelled everywhere it appeared. Shame on them!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        You’re right, Ann-Louise!

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