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).

  • From Rattle: “Every Sunday we’re publishing a new poem about the news. Poems must be written during the previous week, in response to a news event from the previous week. The goal is to make poetry more relevant to mainstream culture, and the results have been incredibly moving. You can read all the poems we’ve published since we began in June at this page: The chosen poet each week receives $25.”
  • There’s a new online journal in town: JSTOR Daily. As noted by The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The idea is to create a publication ‘that bridges the gap between news and scholarship,’ says Catherine Halley, the new journal’s editor. That means turning smart writers loose on topics that intrigue them and letting them draw on JSTOR’s deep historical archive of journal articles as they explore those subjects.” Pays: “Prospective contributors (see submission guidelines here) will be glad to know that the journal pays its writers, though Ms. Halley won’t say exactly how much. ‘We don’t pay what glossies pay,’ she says, ‘but it’s very respectable.'” (I discovered this one via a Facebook group I’m part of as a “Thinking Writer” alum.)
  • JTA is hiring a full-time editorial assistant. (New York)
  • “ is looking for a Social Media Moderator to help manage our Twitter, Facebook and overall social media strategy, oversee comments on the website and manage user-generated content from our headquarters in Melville, Long Island.”
  • The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) “now seeks a part-time Membership Assistant with an appreciation of creative writing.” This is a part-time position based in Fairfax, Virginia. “The assistant would also be asked to work our annual weeklong conference. This year’s conference will be held the second week of April in Minneapolis, MN.”
  • MFA Program Director sought: “The Department of English at Augsburg College seeks a vibrant leader with significant professional accomplishment to help build its growing low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. The appointment is a tenure-track teaching appointment at the advanced assistant or associate professor level and includes a 50 percent administrative assignment that is subject to renewal in three years. Credit toward tenure (up to three years) is available, based on previous teaching experience.”
  • “The Iowa Writers’ Workshop seeks an accomplished poet and teacher for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.”
  • From the University of Central Arkansas: “The Department of Writing invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in creative writing with a concentration in poetry.” Also: “The Department of Writing invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to teach both professional writing and creative writing. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). The successful candidate must have experience in digital media, creative nonfiction, and teaching college writing.”
  • “The Department of Writing in the School of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College invites applications for two tenure-eligible positions in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction beginning in August 2015.”
  • California State University, Northridge, is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English: “Tenure track. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, with a specialization in narrative, awarded prior to August 19, 2015.”
  • “The English Department and The Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University [New York] invite writers to apply for the position of assistant professor in fiction to start in Fall 2015. We seek a candidate with a devotion to literary excellence, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a willingness to play an active role in our program. This is a tenure track position.”
  • “The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in creative writing (fiction), beginning August 2015.”
  • From Dalhousie University [Nova Scotia]: “The Department of English and Creative Writing at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program…. Under the terms of this award, the successful candidate must be a writer who self-identifies in at least one of the following designated groups: Aboriginal persons; and persons of African (Black) heritage.” (via @RohanMaitzen)
  • “The English Department at Rhodes College seeks to hire a specialist in Creative Non-Fiction at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), starting August, 2015.”
  • “The Department of English and Theatre Arts at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2015, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching the writing of all forms of prose fiction and creative nonfiction.”