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).

  • Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Scholarships: “An early number of partial and full scholarships are available for application covering the $375 registration fee only. Transportation to and from Homer [Alaska] and conference activities, housing and incidentals are the recipient’s responsibility. Previous recipients of a scholarship may not be considered. To apply, individuals must submit a letter describing why they want to attend the conference and reasons for scholarship assistance need.” Deadline: March 13, 2015. No application fee indicated.
  • From The Paris Review: “For the past two years, we’ve partnered with the Standard, East Village, in downtown Manhattan, to find a Writer-in-Residence—someone with a book under contract who could use three weeks in a hotel room….Today through April 8, we’re accepting applications for our next residency. No dishes, no distractions, just a quiet room in the center of everything. The residency will last the first three weeks in July; once again, applicants must have a book under contract.” No application fee indicated. Eligibility: “The residency is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction.”
  • From Understorey magazine: “We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2015 issue of Understorey Magazine is open to self-identified women writers and artists throughout Canada, as well as Canadians living abroad. Spring 2015, our sixth issue, will be titled Extraordinary: Mothering through Physical, Mental, and Social Challenges. Our themed issue will feature fiction, poetry, personal essay, spoken word, and visual art about mothering with special needs. This will include stories of mothering children, teens, and adults who have specials needs as well as stories of women and mothers with special needs. (We will also explore the language of “special needs” and perhaps discover a positive, inclusive alternative.) Understorey aims for an empowering tone and a broadly feminist outlook. Please note we do not publish “how-to” articles or expository essays. Nonfiction pieces should be “creative” or literary.” Deadline: April 15, 2015. Pays: “We offer a small honorarium ($25-$50) to writers and artists whose work is accepted for publication.”
  • For the past few months, I’ve been subscribed to Authors Publish magazine, a free ezine “dedicated to helping authors build their writing careers. We send you reviews of publishers accepting submissions, and articles to help you become a successful, published, author.” But I’ve only just discovered their own guidelines for contributors. Pays: “We pay between $10 and $30 per article. Most of our articles are between 250-800 words in length.”
  • “The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Literary Non-Fiction/Fiction Assistant Professor.”
  • The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English: “Teach a 24-credit load (reduced by six credits reassigned to research for active scholars and creative activity for writers) of undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing (poetry) and contemporary American immigrant literatures as well as general education courses in literature and composition; direct M.A. theses; advise students in the major; serve on committees; pursue an active agenda of writing and publication.”
  • “The English Department at James Madison University [Virginia] is accepting applications for a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Poetry. The one-year appointment will begin fall 2015. Application review begins April 02, 2015.”
  • “The Mid is looking for at least one associate editor (curator) with digital media experience. This can be either a full-time or part-time position. Are you the right person for this job? You might be if you’re an Internet addict, if you have a passion for 80s and 90s pop culture, and if you also understand moms and family life. This person will curate the best of the Web every day, focusing primarily on great stories about parenting, family, health, wellness, careers, and livelihood. If you think you can find the best content out there, interpret it through our readers’ prism, and share it quickly, we want to hear from you. The Mid is part of a fast-growing digital media startup with offices near the Flatiron Building in Manhattan. This is a temporary position that could become permanent depending on your needs and ours.”
  • “Quirk Books, an independent book publisher based in Philadelphia, is seeking a creative and energetic social media and marketing manager to develop and coordinate unique and effective consumer marketing and social media activities for the Quirk Books brand and its titles to support retail sell-in and drive sell-through. This is a full-time position.”
  • “The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and supporting U.S. national marine sanctuaries, seeks a Social Media Coordinator/Writer – Editor to work in support and oversight of the social media campaign on behalf of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.” This job is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.