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 Work Stew: “Your stories, please! Is there a moment from a work holiday party that is, for good reasons or bad, seared into your memory? If not, can you *imagine* one?” The winner of this quick-turnaround contest (deadline is midnight [PST] on December 31) wins $200. No entry fee.
  • Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks entries for its second annual Little Tokyo Short Story Contest. “The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in Little Tokyo. The story has to be fiction and depict the current, past or future of Little Tokyo as part of the City of Los Angeles, California.” This year, categories will include both English-language and Japanese-language entries (there will also be a youth division). “The first place winners of the English- and Japanese-language competitions will each receive a cash award of $600; the winner of the youth division (18 and younger) will get $400.” Deadline: January 31, 2015, midnight PST. “The winning stories will appear in The Rafu Shimpo and Discover Nikkei website. A public award ceremony and readings are also planned in 2015.”
  • “Ursinus College invites applications for a one year, part-time position of Science Writer in Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year (8/24/15 to 5/13/16).”
  • “Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track fulltime Assistant Professor of English (Diversity Literature & Creative Writing) to begin August 2015.”
  • “Franklin Pierce University, the College of Rindge, NH, is seeking a faculty member to join our Division of Humanities as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis in poetry and creative writing.”
  • “The Chicago Reporter, a nonprofit investigative news organization that focuses on race, poverty and income inequality, seeks a social media manager to help us develop a social media strategy for a small but hard-hitting news team in Chicago.”
  • “The American Press Institute is hiring an Editorial Coordinator to lead its publishing and outreach efforts, including its Need to Know newsletter.” This job is based in Arlington, Virginia, “and involves some occasional travel for API events and programs at news organizations around the country.”