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).

  • “Flavorwire is excited to announce our 2014 short fiction contest. For the second year in a row, in honor of May’s National Short Story Month, we’re offering a prize of $500 for one outstanding short story.” Deadline is May 16th; no entry fee. “We’ll publish the winning story, along with a handful of honorable mentions, on Flavorwire throughout the final week of May.” (h/t Heather Brohman, on the Call for Submissions Facebook group)
  • Also with an imminent deadline on May 16th: opportunities from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop: “We’re excited to accept applications for two different year-long fellowships for emerging NY-based Asian American writers to serve as writers-in-residence with our online magazines. The Open City Fellowship, now in its fourth year, gives five writers the opportunity to write and publish short-form and long-form narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City. This year we’re excited to announce The Margins Fellowship, an all new opportunity for three emerging creative writers (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction), aged thirty and under, to establish a home for their writing and a space to develop their careers.” These fellowships confer cash awards and other benefits, detailed on the website. No application fees.
  • “The Journalism Center on Children & Families presents a new opportunity for emerging and established U.S.-based journalists to get funding for their reporting. The 2014 Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship and Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Marguerite Casey Foundation, aims to increase the public’s understanding of poverty in the U.S….Professional journalists can apply for an Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship which provides a $4000 reporting stipend plus up to $1000 in travel reimbursement. College-enrolled student journalists may apply for the Equal Voice Journalism Scholarship which offers $1000 and up to $800 for travel.” Deadline: May 31, 2014. No application fee. (via
  • “In an effort to pursue its mission to foster understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway and nurture the importance of the written word and the value of thoughtful reading and writing, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park seeks a writer-in-residence to offer educational programming in exchange for writer-in-residence recognition and office space in the birthplace home….The Writer-in-Residence will provide an educational program on a quarterly basis for a period of one year. Program content, dates and times will be agreed to by the writer-in-residence and theFoundation’s president.” Application deadline: June 1, 2014. No application fee. (via Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, also discovered thanks to Heather Brohman on the Call for Submissions group mentioned above.)
  • “Politics & Prose is looking for a Print-on-Demand Specialist to manage all aspects of our print on demand machine, Opus.” The Politics & Prose bookstore is located in Washington.
  • Poets & Writers, Inc., seeks a Program Assistant, Readings & Workshops (East), for employment in the New York office. “The program assistant manages the Readings & Workshops program online grants management system, processes applications, liaises with the accounting department, assists literary presenters and writers, and provides clerical and administrative support for the program.”