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).

  • Virginia Quarterly Review is open for submissions. They’ll take submissions in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry until August 1. According to their Submittable page, they’ll also consider nonfiction pitches until December 1. Pays: “For poetry, we pay $200 per poem; for poems longer than 50 lines, the payment is higher. For prose, we generally pay approximately 25 cents per word, depending on length. For investigative reporting, we pay at a higher rate, sometimes including pre-approved travel expenses.”
  • “RædLeafPoetry-India announces RL Poetry Award 2014 after its successful debut in 2013.” No entry fees. Cash prizes. Awards conferred for haiku and other poetry. Detailed guidelines available. (h/t @amsler_lisa)
  • “The Department of English at Monmouth University [New Jersey] seeks an established fiction writer for a one-year position as Artist-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. The candidate would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester, including undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, and one general education literature course.” NB: Closing date is coming up fast: July 10!
  • “The Department of English at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with demonstrated expertise to teach creative nonfiction and fiction writing workshops and form-and-technique courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have published at least one book of nonfiction, preferably memoir or personal essay, and have a record of significant fiction andnonfiction publications in magazines and journals. The applicant hired will teach a 2-2 load and is expected to produce a strong body of scholarship. Candidates must be willing to work closely with the corps of writers that comprise the department’s writing faculty. Candidates must also be willing and able to supervise M.F.A. theses and senior honors theses. M.F.A. required.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon wishes to maintain a pool of potential part-time, limited duration, instructor positions for courses in fiction and poetry, which might occur in the current or following academic year. There is a possibility of renewal (up to three years) based on program needs, funding, and job performance.”
  • At the University of Arizona: “The Poetry Center in the College of Humanities seeks a highly motivated and energetic individual to coordinate events and programs such as the Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, Summer Residency Program, University of Arizona poetry contests, and various other events. The successful candidate will manage the front desk and event volunteers as well as room scheduling. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work.” (h/t @mathitak)
  • mental_floss magazine is hiring an assistant editor. This is a full-time, in-house position based in New York City. We are published 10x a year and there are some late nights involved. Also, accordingly, some pizza. We are a small team and we all wear many hats—therefore looking good in a variety of hats is a prerequisite.”
  • A Public Space is seeking a part-time circulation and marketing manager. This position will be tasked with growing the current readership for the print magazine and expanding the readership for our digital editions and our online content at” Job location: Brooklyn, New York.