Monday Markets for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday 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).

  • First things first: If you haven’t seen the May issue of The Practicing Writer yet, you’ll find a slew of no-fee competitions and paying calls for fiction, poetry, and cnf within.
  • “Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) seeks submissions for a sixth print anthology. Mississippi Profiles will showcase biographies of interesting people strongly associated with Mississippi.” Pays: “GCWA will pay $50.00 plus one copy of the book plus discounted author purchase rates.” Deadline: May 30, 2014.
  • MOSS is now accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions for its first issue, to be published this summer. Submissions are limited to current residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia and those with a substantial connection to the region.” Pays: “MOSS pays every writer it publishes. There is no fee to submit. We purchase first serial rights; author retains copyright.” (According to a classified ad at NewPages, “MOSS pays $125 for each accepted piece; h/t Selene MacLeod/Calls for Submissions).
  • JTA, the global Jewish news service, is looking to hire summer and fall editorial interns in our New York City office. The editorial interns will perform various editorial tasks, including writing and reporting news and feature articles, as well as work related to our website and newsletter products.” This is a paying internship opportunity. NB: “For the summer internship, the application deadline is Monday May 5. For the fall internship, applications are due by the end of May.”
  • “UVa’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies seeks applicants to fill non-tenure track part-time lecturer positions in 1) American Literature, African-American Literature, Writing, 2) Classics, 3) Science and Technology in the Liberal Arts, 4) Managerial Finance, Personal Finance, 5) Philosophy, Ethics – particularly in sustainability, 6) Commercial Law, 7) Creative Writing, Poetry, beginning in Fall Term 2014. Most positions include some travel to various program sites (Charlottesville, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Alexandria, and Loudoun) and/or online as well as in person instruction.”
  • “The School of Arts and Sciences at NDMU [Md.] has ongoing needs for the services of adjunct faculty who are available to share their particular expertise with our undergraduate and graduate students. The English department is looking for adjunct faculty to teach courses in College Writing, Short Fiction, and World Literature.”
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Chemistry (Penn.) is advertising for a part-time Writing Consultant.
  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (New York) is looking for a Marketing/Media Associate.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks an Arts Research Writer.