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).

  • Earlier this morning, the July issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers. You can also read this current issue online–as always, you’ll find loads of no-fee writing contests and manuscript calls from litmags and presses that will pay you for your work (also without charging fees to read it).
  • Helen is a new literary magazine “presenting a venue for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, spoken word, and artwork capturing the spirit of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. We are now open for submissions. We are currently accepting poetry, short stories, and essays for publication in our inaugural issue.” The theme for the inaugural issue: “strong female lead,” and the submission deadline is August 31. NB: “We seek pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, greater Southern Nevada and the Southwestern US. Submissions do not have to be distinctly set in Vegas, but can contain what we consider to be ‘the spirit of Vegas.'” Pays: “Helen is strongly committed to supporting our contributors’ work. We currently offer a flat rate of $20 for acceptance in our publication with the possibility of royalties based on sales and profit. Artists will also have merchandising opportunities. We also give all contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to our magazine.” (h/t @Duotrope)
  • From the University of Central Arkansas: “The Department of Writing invites applications for a non-tenure-track, visiting assistant professor position to teach both professional writing and creative writing for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). The successful candidate must have experience in digital media, creative nonfiction, and teaching college writing. Related experience will also be considered. Duties include primarily teaching courses for the Professional Writing track and Creative Writing major with the possibility of teaching first-year writing courses during the year depending on qualifications and department need.”
  • “Eastern Washington University is seeking a 50% time Writer/ Editor. The writer/editor is responsible for the clarity, editorial accuracy and ‘voice’ of all written content, print and website.”
  • “The Associated Press seeks a Film Writer for its Entertainment department in Los Angeles.”
  • The University of New Mexico Press is looking for a Marketing Assistant. (h/t Robert Kostuck)