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).

  • The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize “is awarded biennially to a United States author whose written work makes an impact on a critical social issue in the tradition of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.The Stowe Prize is presented at the Stowe Center’s Big Tent Jubilee, a fundraising event traditionally held in June, following Real Stories of Social Change, a free public program featuring the Prize winner and other activists. Recognition also includes a $10,000 award.” Nomination deadline (self-nominations are acceptable): September 8, 2014. No fee indicated.
  • “The Rusty Toque is an online literary and arts journal from Ontario, Canada. Our editors are situated in London and Toronto. While we serve both cities, we also reach out to the literary and art communities nationally and internationally. We strive to publish diverse, innovative literary writing, reviews, and visual art from Canada and around the world. We welcome submissions from both new and established writers. Please check out our submission guidelines.” Pays: “We pay an honorarium of $50 per contributor.” (h/t Selene MacLeod in this Facebook Call for Submissions group)
  • “Poets & Writers has selected the state of Nevada for the 2015 Writers Exchange Award. Aracelis Girmay will judge poetry and Marie Myung-Ok Lee will judge fiction. Nevadan writers are invited to apply by December 1, 2014.” No application fee.
  • “The Rag lit mag ( is looking for guest bloggers to contribute compelling articles for its blog page. The content of these articles should be related to the world of contemporary lit–i.e. interviews, events, lit news, reviews, your own personal ideas about the state contemporary fiction, the economic state of the writer’s market, etc.” Pays: $.05/word. (h/t The Review Review)
  • Housing Works (New York) is looking for a part-time Events Assistant. (via @LaurieMuchnick)
  • Job in Seattle: “The Writers in the Schools (WITS) Program Associate supports the WITS Program Manager to effectively run all aspects of the WITS program. This is a part-time position.”