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 February issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this weekend. As usual, it’s packed with no-fee contest and paying-call information.
  • Poet-in-Residence sought: “Westminster College in Salt Lake City seeks a poet to teach two small semester-long classes (Introduction to Creative Writing and Poetry Workshop) and give a public reading in the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series in Spring Semester 2016 (January 11-May 4). Over the past 20 years, this series has featured many distinguished and up-and-coming poets, as well as sponsored a poetry workshop that combines undergraduate students with members of the community, by application. Compensation is $16K for the semester, plus a fully furnished house and utilities. The ideal applicant will be eager to engage with the campus and larger poetry community.”
  • “Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach in our B.F.A. in creative writing beginning mid-August 2015. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Specialization in any creative genre including digital publication will be considered. Preference may be given to candidates with secondary specialization in TESOL, technical writing, applied linguistics, English education, or film/television studies.”
  • City of Asylum (Pittsburgh) is advertising for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator: “Position is responsible for marketing City of Asylum,, book publications, and Alphabet City.”
  • “Shelf Awareness is looking for a new Publishing Assistant to traffic ads and set them up in our CMS, ship galleys to our reviewers, approve job board postings and manage other administrative tasks. Candidates should know publishing imprints and their houses, be meticulous but easygoing and be comfortable with new and changing technology. Bookstore and/or publishing experience required.” Job is located in Seattle.
  • Electric Literature Seeks a Development Director: Electric Literature’s mission is to amplify the power of storytelling with digital innovation. In the last year, we reached 2.9 million unique visitors, received our non-profit status, relaunched our website,, doubled the audience of our weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, and launched another weekly magazine of short things, Okey-Panky. During this exciting period of growth, we are looking for a Development Director to increase our contributed income as we expand our staff, audience, and the scope of our projects. This is a part-time, flexible position that pays $1,000 per month. Applicants must be located in the NYC area.”