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).

  • “Barrelhouse is looking for our next poetry book! Maybe our next poetry books! First books, second books, whatever books, we’re open to your submissions. Want a sense of what we like? Read You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored by Justin Marks. Read the magazine. We hope you’re the kind of person who likes to read.” Deadline: November 30, 2014. “Selected manuscripts will be published by Barrelhouse Books in an initial run of 1,000 copies. Authors will receive $500 at the time of publication and royalties later on.”
  • Remember the news about Roxane Gay leading a new sister site to The Toast? Well, The Butter is now open for submissions. “Yes, we pay all contributors, though admittedly, we cannot pay writers as much as they deserve.” Submission categories include essays, book reviews, and short fiction.
  • Jaggery, a DesiLit arts and literature journal, connects South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; we also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.) Our hope with Jaggery is to create a journal that offers the best writing by and about South Asians and their diaspora. Dark, complex, intense—and totally delicious.” Current submission window closes November 30. Pays: $25 for prose/poetry/art.
  • Sycamore Review is looking for original poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art….We accept unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Please query for art and book reviews. At this time we are not able to accept outside interviews, previously published works (except for translations) or genre pieces (conventional science fiction, romance, horror, etc.).” Pays:”For unsolicited printed work, Sycamore Review pays each contributor two copies, and $50 per short story or non-fiction piece, or $25 per poem.”
  • Sought: “a Web-savvy intern to support the opinion section of Education Week, the respected, independent newspaper of record for K-12 education. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain online (and print) experience in a busy news organization. The internship entails working closely with the editors in expanding and promoting the Commentary (opinion) section of our award-winning website,” This internship is located in Bethesda, Maryland and pays $10/hour.
  • “The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram/ seeks an outstanding journalist with superior news judgment for the role of social media coordinator.”
  • The MacDowell Colony is looking for a Development Assistant. (This job is located in New York.)
  • Princeton University (New Jersey) is looking for a Social Media Coordinator and Writer to “develop and maintain the Woodrow Wilson School’s electronic communications using various social media platforms.”
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale seeks a part-time, non-tenure track Lecturer in Poetry Writing.
  • “Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Creative Writing at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department beginning August 2015.”
  • “Fiction or creative nonfiction writers with teaching experience and significant publications are invited to apply for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at The Ohio State University for the academic year 2015-2016.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

    1. Marilyn Freedman says:

      Oh, Ericka, thank you so much for mentioning The Butter. I bookmarked it in my Important Stuff to Read folder, but it might also have gone in the Food for Thought folder. I’m too serious to submit anything there, but I know I’ll enjoy reading it. And who knows, maybe I’ll develop a humorous side. Also, thank you for Grace Paley.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Marilyn, you are so very welcome!

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