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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).

  • Announced last week: the BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship (a four-month fellowship that carries a $12,000 stipend). “Ideal candidates for this program will have ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations.” No application fee. Deadline: October 1, 2015. (See also this interview on Electric Literature, with additional information.)
  • From carte blanche: “Currently we have TWO submission periods, from March 15 until May 1, 2015 and from September 1, 2015 until January 1, 2016. Submissions received during these times will be considered for the issues published in the 2015 or 2016 calendar year.” Pays: “a modest honorarium.” The publication’s mandate “is to provide a venue for narrative of all forms from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays.”
  • From Monkey Star Press: “We are looking for content for two mom lit anthologies about 1) body image and motherhood (My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood), and 2) raising a special needs child (My Special Needs Child: Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs).” Will consider reprints. Pays: “One free paperback copy of the anthology and compensation ranging from $25 to $200 (to be paid after publication based on a payment structure that is explained and outlined in the contract and payment terms doc that you sign).” Deadline: June 1, 2015.
  • “Calvin College [Michigan] seeks an Administrative Director to plan, coordinate, and implement the biennial Festival of Faith and Writing.”
  • Also in Michigan (Lansing), from The Nature Conservancy: “The Michigan & Great Lakes Project Writer writes and edits communication materials to educate and inform the public and further fund raising goals. Written products may include newsletter, magazine, annual report, and web-site articles/stories. Fundraising written products, if applicable, may include donor profiles, presidential acknowledgment letters, campaign brochures, funding proposals, fact sheets, and presentations. Duties may require overseeing the design and production of written materials and working with freelance writers, graphic designers, photographers, printers and other vendors and staff as required.”
  • “The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is seeking a skilled writer and historian to work with the executive director and staff of the Institute to create materials on the Revolutionary War, including web-based and traditional print publications and educational enrichment materials.” This job is located in Washington.
  • The University of Michigan “is seeking to hire a part time Lecturer I to teach discussion sections in Creative Writing for the Fall 2015 semester and the Winter 2016 semester.This position will be a 33% position for teaching one course in the fall semester, and a 67% position for teaching two courses in the winter semester. Teaching responsibilities will include three courses in poetry writing as part of an active undergraduate creative writing program (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) within a small liberal arts college offering B.A. and B.S. degrees. The Residential College creative writing program teaches writing craft through a combination of private instruction courses and seminars. This part time appointment will instruct students at all levels of their development as writers.”

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