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 7th Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition is open for submissions. The winning poems will be published in the Festival book and on the festival web site. The winners will receive an award of $100 and will be invited to read their poems at the Seventh Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, which will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, North Carolina.” Deadline: January 31, 2015. No entry fee. (via
  • From Sharkpack Poetry Review: “Here’s a new mission for you, poet: become SPR’s ALCHEMICAL VALENTINE. All you’ve got to do is write a staggering love (-ish) poem.” Winning poem receives $150. “Outside the winning poem, up to two more submissions may be chosen for publication in SPR Annual, and these receive $25.” Deadline: February 5, 2015. (via @Duotrope)
  • The latest contest from Cha: An Asian Literary Journal seeks unpublished poems on the theme “The Other Side.” No entry fee. Cash prizes. Deadline: February 15, 2015. (via @AsianJewishLife)
  • Attention, Pennsylvania writers! “Do you have a story to tell? Put your literary skills to the test! WITF in partnership with the PA Media Group presents the 2015 Central PA Magazine Writing Contest.Supported by York College of Pennsylvania. Submit your best short story for a chance to get published and win cash prizes! Entries must be postmarked by February 27, 2015.” No entry fee.
  • “The Colorado Public Radio News Fellowship will develop a new generation of talented, diverse journalists for the public radio system. CPR News Fellows will be trained in every aspect of public radio journalism – developing story ideas, reporting, writing, producing and editing, for both radio and the web. The fellow will spend time in different areas of the newsroom – newscast/daily reporting, Colorado Matters, beat reporting and digital/social media.” Deadline: March 1.
  • From the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: “We are seeking a results-oriented, highly motivated professional with public relations and social media experience and a commitment to the highest levels of excellence.”
  • “The University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] invites applications for a Program Manager with ThreeSixty Journalism.ThreeSixty Journalism is a vibrant teen journalism program at the University of St. Thomas. The program’s mission is to train diverse high school students to tell the stories of their lives and communities, and to bring new voices into journalism and related professions. The program uses intense, personal instruction in the craft and principles of journalism to strengthen the civic literacy, writing skills and college-readiness of Minnesota teens. The ThreeSixty program manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ThreeSixty programming, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling program activities.”
  • “The Cedarville University Department of English, Literature and Modern Languages [Ohio] invites applications for a full-time tenure track position teaching first-year composition, general education literature, and upper-level creative writing courses in fiction writing.”
  • “The Department of Humanities at Western New Mexico University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in fiction and screenwriting to begin August 2015. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position, pending budgetary approval.”
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