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).

  • ICYMI: The January 2015 issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week, and as usual, it was filled with no-fee competition listings and calls from paying publications.
  • “The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are seeking writers and literary professionals to serve as jurors for 2015 National Scholastic Writing Awards. Jurors should be enthusiastic readers, with the ability to adjudicate the work of high school students in a handful of the following categories: Dramatic Scripts, Critical Essays, Flash Fiction, Humor Writing, Journalism, Personal Essay/Memoir, Poetry, and Science Fiction/Fantasy.” Judging sessions take place January 31 and February 1 at The New School campus in New York. Pays: “Jurors are offered a $75 honorarium for each day as a thank-you for participating. Lunch will also be provided.” Apply by January 9.
  • “The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a POETRY COMPETITION in celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of National Poetry Month, April 2015. The competition is open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public.” There is no entry fee indicated. NB: “Participating poets are permitted one entry only. The poem must be written in English and be relevant to medicine, health, or health care. The poem is not to exceed 750 words. The poem must be original, not published or under consideration for publication, and must not have won a contest at the time of submission.” Prizes: “The top three poets will be awarded $500, $250 and $100 respectively and will be invited to read their poems at The College of Physicians on April 21, 2015. Unfortunately, travel funds are not available.” Deadline: January 15, 2015. (via @BoneSparkBlog)
  • America magazine and The Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale University, seeking to recognize the finest literary work of Roman Catholic intelligence and imagination, announce the creation of the George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize, a $25,000 award that will consider works in a variety of genres, including journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, memoir, biography, history, art criticism and academic scholarship.” NB: Among other eligibility criteria is a note that nominees must be 45 years of age or younger. “Nominations will open on George W. Hunt’s birthday, January 22nd. Nominations will close on a date announced by the selection committee. A person may nominate him- or herself.” No nomination fee indicated. (See also Ron Charles’s post about this award, which is where I first heard about it.)
  • Hektoen International, “A Journal of Medical Humanities,” invites essays for The Hektoen Grand Prix ($1,200) and The Hektoen Silver Prize ($1,000). For the former, participants should write a “Famous Hospitals” essay (see the guidelines for link to examples from the journal). For the latter, participants may write essays for other sections of the journal (again, as specified within the guidelines). No entry fees indicated. Deadline: January 31, 2015.
  • The Nature Conservancy (Virginia) seeks a Writer/Editor for its Office of the President.
  • The American Historical Association (Washington) is hiring an editor for Perspectives on History.