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).

  • From PANK Magazine: “We are open to free magazine submissions in February, March, April, September, October, and November, unless otherwise noted. ‘Tip Jar’ submissions to the magazine are open year-round.” Pays: “Acceptances for publication in PANK Magazine, both in print and/or online, are unceremoniously rewarded with a US twenty dollar bill, a 1-year subscription to the print edition of PANK Magazine, and a [PANK] t-shirt.”
  • For the Lex Allen Literary Festival awards, “undergraduate college students are invited to submit up to three poems and/or up to two short stories” for a poetry prize ($100) and a fiction prize ($100). “All entries must include the author’s name and contact information (e-mail or phone number) and the name, city, and state of the author’s college or university. All fiction must be double-spaced.” There’s no entry fee. Deadline: February 14, 2014.
  • Run by the Hemera Foundation, the Tending Space: Contemplative Practice Fellowship for Artists program aims “to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are – and to live and to create from this insight. Toward this end, we will support artists with opportunities for both contemplation and creation. Application is open to those who are deeply engaged with, and have a demonstrable commitment too, an art form and who *also* have an interest in beginning or deepening a spiritual practice….Fellowships will be open to visual artists, performing artists, and writers. Compensation will be provided to 10 fellows for a residential meditation retreat, an art retreat or workshop, a meditation mentor, an art mentor, and a stipend for a two-week period where fellows can focus only on their art. (See also Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships for Educators.) No application fee indicated. Deadline: April 1, 2014.
  • “ is looking to hire (1) freelance researcher/ blogger to help with composing new literary market listings. Established in 1997, is a free resource that helps prose and poetry writers find editors and publishers who are actively seeking submissions and pay writers for their material. This position requires an experienced blogger and researcher who is embedded in the industry to find new opportunities for writers, connect with editors and publishers to find out their current needs, and network with other writers and professionals to cull leads. You must have strong interests in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and other literary genres. You should also have a strong social media presence. You will be assigned 8-12+ hours weekly to perform the above tasks and write 4-5 new market listings or relevant posts. We do not rehash existing market listings, but provide market listings based on primary/secondary source materials. An existing Rolodex of contacts is a big plus. Payment: hourly, to be discussed individually.”
  • “The National Humanities Center [N.C.]—a private, non-profit institute for advanced study—seeks a writer/researcher to develop instructional material for high school teachers of American history and literature.”
  • Northwestern University (Ill.) is looking for a Coordinator of Dean’s Communication.
  • Wellesley College (Mass.) is advertising for an associate editor for its alumnae magazine.
  • From The City University of New York: “Queens College’s the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute seeks to fill one Communications Publications Writer. Reporting directly to the Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the Calandra Institute, the Publications Writer performs various activities to support the mission of the Institute such as writing and preparing written material on a variety of topics covering students, alumni, faculty, campus facilities, academic programs, and/or events.”
  • From the University of Central Oklahoma: “The Department of English invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment as a Writer in Residence for the 2014-15 academic year. We are seeking an individual with a strong publication record in fiction and creative nonfiction who has demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level.”