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).

  • Ruminate, which publishes “work with both subtle and overt associations to the Christian faith as well as work that has no direct association,” reopened to poetry submissions on May 15. Pays: “We currently pay poetry contributors $15 per poem and in contributor copies.” The journal is also currently receiving general submissions in nonfiction, and pays $15/400 words.
  • From Qu, “a contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte”: “We are now open for submissions, until August 31st 2015! Payment upon publication: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Prose submissions (fiction, essays, script excerpts) should be a maximum of 8000 words. Poetry submissions may include up to 3 poems.”
  • “Scheduling is open for retreats at Hopscotch House to take place between July 20 and December 13, 2015. Hopscotch House is a feminist space located on 10 acres of beautiful farmland outside Louisville. The supportive environment at Hopscotch House can inspire individuals or groups to renew their feminist, artistic and activist commitments, develop new work or create strategies for positive social change ideas and action plans to take back to their communities. The Retreat Program offers up to six days free of cost to artists, activists and allies who live and work in Kentucky and offers stipends to women who face financial challenges that may prohibit them from experiencing a successful retreat.” No application fees indicated.
  • Coming soon: the June issue of The Practicing Writer. Filled with still more info on no-fee competitions and calls from paying litmags/publishers. Not yet a subscriber? Please join us!
  • The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis is looking for an Education Assistant.
  • Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson, N.J., is looking for a part-time librarian/library coordinator.
  • Also in New Jersey: “ is seeking a Social Media Editor to coordinate the social media efforts of, The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and community newspapers.”
  • C-VILLE Weekly in Charlottesville, Va., is advertising for a Managing Editor.