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).

  • “Published three times annually, Moss is an online journal dedicated to bringing Northwest literature to new audiences and exposing the emerging voices of the region to discerning readers, critics, and publishers. Submissions are now open for our second issue, which will be published later this year. There are no length or style requirements, and both fiction and nonfiction are welcome. We are not accepting poetry at this time. Submissions are limited to current residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia and those with a substantial connection to the region. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.” Pays: “Moss pays $125 for each accepted piece. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.” (via Alan Jankowski)
  • Anthology call: “We are pleased to announce we will be accepting submissions for a second installment of It’s Really 10 Months. That’s Right! This time, we want to hear YOUR stories of pregnancy as well as labor and delivery. Make us laugh so hard we cry. Make us nod our heads at your totally relatable story. Make us feel like we are right there with you!” Deadline: January 15, 2015. Pays: $100. (via
  • Coming soon! The November issue of The Practicing Writer. It will be filled, as per usual, with info on upcoming no-fee contests and current calls from paying litmags/publishers. Never too late to subscribe!
  • “The American Booksellers Association, the national trade association representing independent bookstores, is seeking a full-time writer/researcher to join its Content Department in White Plains, New York. The writer/researcher will file news stories and features for the association’s weekly newsletter and website; create content to support ABA’s educational programming; and assist in the development of other resources to help member bookstores operate more successfully and profitably.”
  • “The Fine Arts Work Center seeks a program coordinator for its 11-week series of weeklong workshops in visual arts and creative writing held each summer, other residency and workshop programs conducted during the “shoulder months” of May and September, and its residencies for returning former Fellows and visiting artists and writers, held each fall, winter and spring. The Summer Workshop Program, an important educational offering of the Work Center, is now in its 21st year.” This job is located in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
  • “Friendship Circle is a constantly growing organization providing support and programs to individuals with special needs. Friendship Circle is need of a very talented writer that can help share the message and goals of Friendship Circle with the rest of the world.” This job is located in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
  • Indiana University East seeks an Assistant Professor of English: “This position is for the academic year, tenure-track position in creative writing with a poetry focus, with a secondary specialty in contemporary American literature and/or rhetoric and composition.”
  • “Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, and the School of Communication invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English with expertise in creative nonfiction.”