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).

  • Attention, Canadian writers! The Wallace Stegner Grant for the Arts “consists of $500 and one month free residency in the Wallace Stegner House in Eastend, Saskatchewan. Applicants must be published Canadian writers able to spend the month of October in the Wallace Stegner House. Conditions of the grant require that the winning writer give two readings and/or workshops in the Eastend School and one Public Reading.” Deadline: March 15, 2015. No fee to apply.
  • “The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers its eighth annual summer fiction writing seminar which will take place between 18-22 June 2015 in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. The seminar program consists of intensive daily fiction workshops, roundtable discussions, guest lectures and literary readings by faculty and participants. Fiction writers from Bulgaria and fiction writers from English-speaking countries, including but not limited to the U.K. and the U.S., are invited to apply. A total number of ten applicants will be selected for participation and funding….Five participants writing in English and five writing in Bulgarian language will receive scholarships. A scholarship covers tuition, room and board, in-country transportation, and 50% of international travel expenses.” No application fee. Deadline: March 20, 2015.
  • Attention, Minnesotans: The Tofte Lake Center will host its inaugural Gaia Memorial Fellowship, a “weeklong artist retreat for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. In 2015 this will be the week of June 12-18th. For Gaia, physical activity and art were a means of self-expression, self-definition — her identity. At Tofte Lake Center, Gaia’s love of art and nature were perfectly combined. Surrounded by the beauty of this location, she spent many memorable days and nights creating all forms of art. She took time each day to commiserate with her spirit by hiking, biking, and kayaking. She has left her fingerprints all over TLC, touching both the people and property, as well as the world around her.” For this residency, “the recipient is provided a solo cabin with kitchen and bath facilities. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $200 to cover meals and travel. Once at TLC meals are the responsibility of the artist.” No application fee. Deadline: April 1. (via The Loft Literary Center)
  • ICYMI: The March issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this weekend. Contains, as usual, lots of info on no-fee contests and paying calls. You can catch it online here.
  • GrubStreet (Boston) is looking for a Program Coordinator. (NB: Application deadline is Friday, March 6.)
  • The University of Chicago seeks a temporary, full-time Writer.
  • The Carlow University (Pittsburgh) MFA program is advertising for a Program Director.