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).

  • You’ll have to hurry for this one, because the deadline is TOMORROW, March 31: “Hugo House seeks its next writer-in-residence. Poets may apply in odd numbered years, and prose writers may apply in even numbered years.” No application fee. Pays: “$500 per month stipend for nine months, plus additional compensation for teaching Hugo Classes.”
  • From Massachusetts Bay Community College: “The author whose book is chosen for the 2015 OneBook prize will receive $1,000 and adoption of the book as the Massachusetts Bay OneBook (the common freshman English book at the College). The winning author must be able to travel to Wellesley, MA for two public events in October 2015, one at MassBay Community College and one in the town of Wellesley. The events consist of a college talk and master class on Massachusetts Bay’s Wellesley campus, as well as a public talk with a community library partner, within one day.” No entry fee. Deadline: April 10, 2015. (via
  • “The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual ethnographic fiction competition to encourage anthropologists to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns associated with the four fields of anthropology. Stories should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced. There is a limit of one story submission per applicant.” NB: Submission “must have an additional extra final page that addresses the following query: ‘what is ethnographic fiction, and what makes this submission ethnographic fiction?’ This statement (of no more 400 words) will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.” Prizes: “Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. The first place story will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100.” No entry fee. Deadline: May 1, 2015.
  • Coming soon: the April issue of The Practicing Writer, which will be filled, as usual, with info on no-fee contests and paying calls from litmags/publishers. If you’re not yet a subscriber, it’s not too late to join us. (It’s free! And I don’t share your email address.)
  • The Atlantic is seeking a news blogger to work from Washington or New York.
  • Feast magazine (St. Louis) is looking for a “food-loving managing editor” whose major duties focus on “oversight of — developing digital-only and digital-first content, engaging audience through social media interaction and constantly improving the user experience on the site.”
  • The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is advertising for a Proofreader.
  • Grand Valley State University (Michigan) seeks an individual to “teach our beginning course in creative writing. WRT 219 is a multi-genre (at least three genres, normally fiction, poetry and nonfiction) introduction to creative writing. This course is also a General Education Arts Foundation class serving a large non-major population as well as Writing majors. Teaching load: four courses. This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position with no renewal.”