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).

  • Bahamut Journal “publishes thematically or formally progressive fiction, nonfiction, interview, memoir, and cross-genre work that explores identity in a global context.” Pays: $.06/word. (via @Duotrope)
  • Calling Iowa poets! Check the details for the Iowa Poetry Association’s 70th Annual Contest. “Contests are open all persons with Iowa residence. (See College exception) No entry fee. No membership of book purchase requirement.” Postmark deadline: February 28, 2015. Cash prizes and publication. Note categories for adult-devision submissions: General, National/World Events, Haiku, Sonnets, Poems FOR Children, and Humorous Verse.
  • Not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like this Great American Sentence Contest from Easy Street magazine: “Send us a sentence. The first sentence of your book, or just a stand-alone, a string of words minding their own business. In fact, send up to five sentences. We’ll publish the ones we like best, and we’ll pay the winner $5 a word. Or $10 a word, if the contestant includes a link to a social media post promoting the contest.” Deadline: midnight EST on February 28, 2015. (via @Duotrope)
  • Job in Boston: GrubStreet is looking for a Marketing and Community Engagement Manager.
  • Job in Chicago: Education Post is looking for a Digital Media Associate.
  • Job in San Diego: The Nutrition Science Initiative is looking for a Staff Writer.
  • The Los Angeles Film School seeks a Creative Writing Instructor.
  • From Otterbein University [Ohio]: “The ideal candidate for this one-year visiting position will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and will have: expertise and/or teaching experience in playwriting; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching creative writing and general education to undergraduate students; dedication to building a collaborative community across all genres in creative writing as well as other arts programs on campus; record of significant professional activities and creative production.”