Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

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).

  • Special note: The Practicing Writing blog will be on a brief hiatus for the remainder of this week. Never fear: Assuming that I am indeed able to access the Internet at week’s end, the August issue of The Practicing Writer will go out to subscribers on time. As usual, it will include plenty of no-fee, paying opportunities.
  • Deadline for autumn-issue submissions for Jaggery is July 31. “Jaggery, a DesiLit arts and literature journal, connects South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; we also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.)….We publish art, essays, fiction, poetry, reviews, and an advice column. We prefer original, previously unpublished submissions; we solicit reprints only in exceptional cases….We follow a blind submission review process for all departments aside from Art, and pay $25 for prose/poetry/art.” (via
  • From Tablet magazine: “Tablet is hiring two paid, part-time fall editorial interns. If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you.Interns will contribute blog posts and full features as well as assist the editorial staff with research and administrative tasks.” New York City. Deadline: August 15.
  • From Princeton University (New Jersey): “The Council of the Humanities welcomes proposals from writers and journalists who wish to teach seminars in journalism as Ferris Professors of Journalism and other kinds of non-fiction related to journalism as McGraw Professors of Writing. Applications must be received by November 3, 2014 for the fall or spring of the 2015-2016 academic year. The selection committee tries to complete its work by the end of December.”
  • “The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction. The position is a full-time, three-semester position, with a proposed start date of January 1, 2015 and extending through May 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The teaching load is two courses per semester; the successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops, and may teach additional classes according to his or her interests and experience.”
  • “Franklin Pierce University [New Hampshire] is seeking an enthusiastic and creative person to join our part-time/adjunct faculty team to teach two creative writing courses for the fall semester. The courses will consist of teaching Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Workshop and possibly a third course on American Poetry.”
  • Georgia College & State University is advertising for an MFA Administrative Assistant: “[S]upports the MFA in Creative Writing Program and key aspects within this Program, which is part of the Georgia College Department of English and Rhetoric. Position is no more than 19 hours per week with specific times determined by mutual agreement. This is a temporarily-funded position. Continuation of the position is dependent on renewed funding. Essential functions are office management, journal support, MFA applications and document management, and support of the Visiting Writers Series.”