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).

  • NANO Fiction is delighted to announce that we are now in a position to pay our contributors! Starting with issue 8.1, all writers who have work published in NANO Fiction (including reviewers and contributors to our State of Flash series) will not only receive two copies of the issue in which they are published, but they will now also be paid $20 per published piece.”
  • “‘Talk to Dori’ and ‘The Dragonfly Creative’ are thrilled to announce the release of a most spectacular essay contest. The first-place winner will accompany Sandi Ault, Kerri Flanagan, and Dori Eppstein-Ransom on a yoga/writing retreat in Costa Rica, November 15-22, 2014.” There’s no entry fee. NB: “The recipient will need to cover the cost of airfare, but all accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals a day, and the entire retreat cost is fully covered. Please check the airfare and make sure you can afford its cost before submitting your essay.” Deadline is imminent: June 13. (via FundsforWriters)
  • Liminality is a quarterly magazine of speculative poetry edited by Shira Lipkin and Mat Joiner. We are very pleased to meet you. We’re looking for speculative literary poems that touch the heart as much as the head; poems of the liminal, the fluid, and the fantastic. We’d love to see work that shifts shape, refuses to be to be easily pinned down or categorised. We actively welcome diversity; we want to hear new as well as established voices. Tell us tales we thought we knew, the way only you can tell them. Give us new myths.” Pays: “Liminality pays $10 per poem, for first worldwide publication rights and non-exclusive anthology rights.” This magazine is open to submissions for its fall issue through July 31, 2014. (via @Duotrope)
  • From Poets & Writers, Inc.’s, Galen Williams Fellowship Program: “We are currently accepting applications for 2014-15 Fellows. Three part-time, paid positions are available in our New York City office. Fellowships positions are best suited to a graduate student or an individual who has recently completed a graduate degree; however, other qualified and motivated candidates will also be considered. Each fellow will work twenty hours per week for ten months (September 2014 through June 2015), providing valuable support as well as fresh insight and creativity to our team. In turn, Poets & Writers will provide a comprehensive apprenticeship in one of three program areas. Please review the job descriptions and application instructions carefully. Applicants must indicate which of the three positions they are applying for in order to be considered. The application deadline is June 27, 2014.”
  • “The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a one-semester Visiting Professor (Assistant, Associate or Full) of Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning August 18, 2014. Teaching will include upper-level undergraduate fiction workshop.”
  • “The English Department at Santa Clara University [California], a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks candidates for a position as a Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in English for the academic year 2014-2015. Contract term is one quarter. Successful candidates may teach from one to a maximum of 4 courses spread over one to three quarters. The primary responsibility will be to teach nonfiction writing to undergraduates and to help arrange internships for students in a variety of media; a secondary area of interest may be teaching fiction writing to majors.” UPDATE: I am sorry for posting this one! Here’s why.
  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is looking for a Staff Writer.
  • The Vermont College of Fine Arts has several job opportunities available, including a position as Assistant Program Director (MFA Program in Film) and Webmaster/Digital Administrator (this is a part-time position).