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).

  • ICYMI: The August issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers late last week. As usual, it contains a plethora of listings of no-fee competitions and paying calls from litmags. The current issue remains online all month.
  • The fall issue submission deadline for Contrary is September 1. “For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission. Reviews and Contrary Blog posts are usually unpaid.”
  • is out of features: “We pay $60 on acceptance for features, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Features run around 600 words but we’re very flexible.”
  • “, New York Magazine’s website, is looking for fall editorial interns who can work a minimum of two full days per week (with some openings available ASAP).” Paying (though low-paying) opportunity.
  • Hunts Point Alliance for Children (Bronx, New York) seeks a Storefront Ensemble Writing Instructor: “The Writing Instructor leads the development and execution of writing curriculum for the Storefront Ensemble. He or she teaches a formal writing class to a class of 20-25 students once per week, as well as offers weekly coaching to small groups of students to provide weekly individual attention and feedback.”
  • The Key West Literary Seminar (Florida) is advertising for an Assistant Director: “The Assistant Directorship is a unique position requiring a dynamic individual who possesses a broad range of proficiencies. The ideal candidate is a discerning and enthusiastic reader with strong writing and editing abilities; is adept in a variety of computer programs and online technologies; is comfortable with receiving and recording payments and managing accounts; and displays warmth, generosity, and professionalism in relationships with writers and organizational partners.”