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).

  • Coming soon: the July issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter. In addition to the typical surfeit of no-fee competition listings and announcement re: paying litmag/press calls for submissions, this issue will feature a Q&A with debut novelist Celeste Ng. It’s never too late to subscribe to our free e-newsletter!
  • From the Virginia Quarterly Review‘s Writers’ Conference: “A limited number of $350 scholarships will be made available based on the potential for literary excellence.” There appears to be no application fee; apply by July 15. “Our 2014 conference is focused on Southern literature. We welcome participants from across the country and abroad who want to learn about the writing craft from our internationally distinguished faculty. Participants are encouraged to workshop writing set in the South or about Southerners, but it is not a requirement for attendance. Enrollment is based on the potential for literary excellence regardless of subject matter.”
  • Apprentice House, a student-run, campus-based book publisher at Loyola University (Maryland), seeks manuscripts for review. They review manuscripts twice each year, with deadlines of October 1 and February 1. Check the website for details on the manuscripts that they’re actively seeking, including travel stories, memoirs/autobiographies/biographies, “supernatural events or folklore,” “locally or regionally-related narratives,” and “stories that provide insight into one’s personal understanding and/or connection with current social, environmental, or political issues.” Pays: “Apprentice House offers industry standard royalties for all forms of the published work. Because of its non-profit nature and budgetary limitations, Apprentice House cannot offer advances.” NB: I discovered this publisher because I recently received one of its new releases, a review copy of Zackary Sholem Berger’s new poetry book, which looks lovely.
  • Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine “is currently OPEN for submissions.” Pays: “For previously unpublished work, we pay a flat fee of twenty dollars per poem regardless of length for first world rights, non-exclusive archival rights in perpetuity, and non-exclusive anthology rights in perpetuity.” NB: The E-zine is published quarterly; there is also a Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, which publishes “(nearly) daily,” but offers no payment.
  • “Lilith Magazine ( and the Lilith Blog are looking for thoughtful contributions that touch on the Jewish female experience or are of interest to Jewish women (genderqueer/LGBTQA/female-identified perspectives included, of course). Our slogan: ‘Independent, Jewish and frankly feminist.'” Pays. Full announcement here.
  • The Department of English at Humboldt State University “invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Writing Practices.”
  • The University of California, Riverside, is looking for a Lecturer. ” Undergraduate courses in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, including workshops and literature-based courses in craft. Active program of creative activity.”
  • The English Department at Santa Clara University (California) seeks candidates for a position as a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer to teach one fiction writing course to undergraduate students, for the fall quarter and for the spring quarter.
  • Carnegie Hall (New York) seeks an Assistant Editor.