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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).

  • The Sockdolager is a quarterly internet magazine for original adventure fiction. We’re looking for short genre stories in which Things Happen—stories about lives saved, discoveries made, worlds changed, days seized, and hearts broken or mended. We want tight plots, snappy dialogue, and smart, engrossing prose—pieces that you can’t help but devour in one sitting, but which reward coming back for a second look. We like to be challenged and we love clever stories that make us think, but above all else it has to be fun to read….We strongly prefer science fiction and fantasy, but will consider just about anything that you think we might enjoy.” NB: “We will consider reprints, particularly if they didn’t receive a wide audience in their original venue, but we prefer stories that have not been previously published.” Pays: $.02/word for new stories and $15 for reprints. (via @Duotrope)
  • “The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), is open to students attending allopathic or osteopathic schools of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.” Deadline: December 31, 2014. No entry fee. “The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and will be invited to visit NEOMED on Mar. 27, 2015 to read their poems. Their travel expenses will be paid by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.”
  • Applications are now open for the Center for Fiction’s NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship. Each fellowship includes an array of benefits and carries a $4,000 grant. NB: “Applicants must be current residents of one of the five boroughs, and must remain in New York City for the entire year of the fellowship. Students in degree-granting programs are not eligible to apply.”
  • The Jewish Week (New York) is offering a paid editorial internship.
  • National Novel Writing Month (Berkeley, California) seeks a Director of Programs.
  • Mount St. Mary’s College (California) is looking for a Director for its MFA in Creative Writing program.
  • Midwestern State University (Texas) is advertising for an Assistant Professor with the following qualifications: “Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing. At least two years of full-time teaching experience in creative writing (primarily fiction), on-going record of high-quality fiction publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.”
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