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).

  • Attention, Minnesotans! “The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant provides writers with financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans for their artistic endeavors. Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. The total amount that can be awarded is $38,000. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, four writers are awarded grants.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: March 28, 2014.
  • New opportunity! A Public Space (APS) Emerging Writer Fellowships will provide three U.S.-based writers with mentorships, publication in A Public Space, stipends of $1,000, and free workspace in the APS Brooklyn offices. “Please note that applicants from all across the United Stats are encouraged to apply for these fellowships, and that the residency in our offices is an optional element.” They’re looking for writers “who have not yet published or been contracted to write a book-length work, but whose writing shows exceptional promise.” Appears to be a program for fiction and nonfiction writers only. No application fee. Deadline: April 15, 2014. (via @daniellevalore)
  • Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, has announced a contest “for unpublished poems on the theme of ‘Reconciliation’.” No entry fee. Prizes: “First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the Seventh Anniversary Issue of Cha, due out in November/December 2014.” Deadline: September 15, 2014.
  • “ is seeking a serious foodie and top-notch content creator to write full time for our new food & dining section.”
  • “The Overlook Press, an independent publisher based in Soho, has an opening for a Publicity Associate.”
  • Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York) seeks an Online Editorial Assistant.
  • “Publishers Weekly is looking for a copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact-checking….This is a temporary part-time position to commence as soon as possible, with the strong possibility of converting to full-time with benefits in June 2014.”
  • Washburn University (Kansas) is advertising for a Lecturer of English. Required qualifications include “experience and demonstrated success in teaching courses in creative non-fiction writing”; preferred qualifications include “experience and demonstrated success in teaching courses in literature and fiction writing.”