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 Washington City Paper: “Got stories? Let’s have ‘em. We’re running our third annual Fiction Issue on Jan. 8, 2015, so if you’d like to kick off 2015 with a little Washington City Paper ink, this is your chance. The skinny: We’re looking for good, unpublished stories about the District that are no longer than about 2,000 words. (Will we pay for the stories we run? Yes. Barely, but yes.) To get a sense of what we’ve liked in the past, check out the last two issues. But past performance is no guarantee of future results, as they say: We want to be surprised and impressed. We’re looking for fresh ideas, new voices, clever conceits. And great writing. So dust off that draft and start polishing its prose. Send your unpublished story…by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1. And good luck.” (via
  • Canada-based Ryga welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry, prose and short plays that coincide with our editorial mission….” Pays: $100 (presumably $CAD). (via
  • From the Los Angeles Times: “L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles — and finding romance in a wired world. If you’ve got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at” (via @susanshapironet)
  • The November issue of The Practicing Writer–filled, as per usual, with info on upcoming no-fee contests and current calls from paying litmags/publishers–has gone out to subscribers. You can also find it online.
  • Boston magazine is advertising for a senior-level full-time writer.
  • “The Post and Courier, a growing family-owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., is looking for a talented writer and journalist to cover local entertainment and pop culture.”
  • “Salon, the pioneering news and culture website, is hiring an assistant social media editor.” NB: “Strong candidates will live in New York City.”
  • From Columbia University (New York): “The Writing Program seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Writing (tenure-track) in creative nonfiction, beginning Fall 2015.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fiction.”
  • Princeton University (New Jersey) is also advertising for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a fiction specialty.
  • “The department of English, Theatre, and Communication at Adams State University [Colorado] is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor of English / creative writing position (fiction).”
  • “Utah Valley University’s Department of English and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing to begin August 2015. A PhD or ABD in Creative Writing is required at the time of appointment. Preference is given to candidates with significant publications in fiction or poetry, or both. Experience managing/ publishing a literary journal is also desirable.”
  • “The School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) invites applications for a full time nine-month faculty position in fiction.” This appears not to be a tenure-track position.”
  • Sam Houston State University (Texas) is looking for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English (creative writing-poetry; two-year position).
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

    1. Anne McDermott says:

      Thank you!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        You are welcome!

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