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).

  • Coming very soon: the October issue of The Practicing Writer, filled, as usual, with no-fee competitions and paying calls for submissions.
  • The A-Frame Residency Program, at the Al Purdy House, offers writers “a time and place to work in a location that is attractive and of historic significance. Each year between April 1 and November 30 the house will be open for the residency. Writers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply for a term of one to three months. The residency will be open to all writers, but preference will be given to poetry and poetry projects. Each year the jury will also consider proposals for a one-month project in critical writing about Canadian poetry and will be open to unusual and creative ideas for residencies. Travel to Ameliasburgh will be paid. Those awarded the residency will be given a stipend of $2500 dollars ($2,000 honorarium and $500 travel) a month [“pending successful fundraising”] while living in the A-frame, and will be free to spend their time on their writing. Residents will be expected to participate in one public event for each month of their stay—the event could be a reading, lecture, workshop, an event in a local school or some other literary activity—and to consider other reasonable requests.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: October 17, 2014 (for 2016 residencies).
  • “The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from writers living in Los Angeles County for the Writer’s Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Writer’s Residency Program offers writers a large, private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House for six weeks to complete a work-in-progress.” Pays an honorarium of $1,500. NB: “The Residency is non-residential; no room/board is offered.” Open to writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays with works-in-progress who reside in LA county. No application fee. Deadline: “Applications are due and must be received in the Cultural Affairs office by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This is not a postmark deadline.” (via @lmecham)
  • Canada-based Arc Poetry Magazine has reopened for submissions of poetry, reviews, and essays. Pays: “You will be paid at the rate of $40 per page upon pub­li­ca­tion and will also receive one free copy of the issue in which your work appears.”
  • Denison University (Ohio) is looking for a Social Media Producer/Staff Writer.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) seeks a Senior Coordinator for Internal Communications.
  • “The School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU [Southern New Hampshire State University] invites applications for the position of Administrative Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Nonfiction degree program. This is a full-time, 12-month professional position that carries with it participation in the full benefit package. The starting date is January 15, 2015.
  • “Attention all published fiction writers: Do you love kids? Are you excited by the idea of helping children learn to write short stories with beginnings, middles, and (drum roll) endings? Writopia Lab is an award-winning, 501(c)3 non-profit that runs creative writing workshops for a diverse group of kids, ages 8-18. We are looking for teachers for our Upper West Side Location.[New York City].”
  • “The Department of English at Auburn University [Alabama] invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in creative writing (one in Poetry, one in Fiction) to begin Fall 2015. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments mainly in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses-we offer a graduate concentration in creative writing-as well as some teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. Individuals joining our creative writing faculty will be working with us to strengthen and grow our undergraduate creative writing major, as well as to enrich our offerings at the graduate level.”
  • “St. Edward’s University [Texas] invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment in creative writing to begin in mid-August, 2015. Applicants should have at least one published or forthcoming book of poetry.”
  • “Harvey Mudd College [California] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing beginning Fall 2015. We are seeking a creative writer with experience teaching in multiple genres, e.g., fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including 2-3 courses in creative writing, 1-2 courses in a related academic area, and one course in our first year academic writing program. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. (preferred) or M.F.A., have a strong record of creative writing publications including a book, and have experience teaching at the college level.
  • “Pacific Lutheran University [Washington] invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the writing of creative nonfiction. The primary responsibility of faculty is teaching; faculty are also expected to be productive scholars and university citizens. We seek candidates who also are able to teach poetry and fiction writing. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute courses to one of the following interdisciplinary programs: Environmental Studies, Children’s Literature and Culture, and Global Studies.”
  • “St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position in fiction writing [this appointment is potentially renewable for two years]. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our introductory and advanced fiction writing courses, and may also be expected to offer a section of the department’s research methods/theory course. Ability to offer contemporary literature coursework or a second genre of creative writing is also desirable. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. Teaching load is three courses per semester.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

    1. Christine says:

      Thanks for compiling this great info!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        It’s a pleasure, really. Thanks for reading it and commenting!

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