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).

  • Coming very soon: the July issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter. As usual, it will be filled with info on no-fee contests and paying calls from publishers & litmags.
  • UK-based Confingo magazine welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, and artwork. Pays: “Authors whose work is accepted for publication receive a payment of £20 and a free copy of the issue in which their work appears.” (via
  • The University of Missouri is advertising for a Lecturer/Managing Editor (to work on The Missouri Review). “The Managing Editorship is a non-tenure track, 12-month academic position. Terminal degree required. Seeking a person with literary or other professional editing and management experience. Candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent problem solving abilities, team leadership, collaboration skills and staff management experience. Expertise with multimedia, social media and web content development is desirable. Previous budget development and oversight experience, teaching experience, and a broad knowledge of literature and literary publishing preferred. Demonstrated success at securing grant funding and an entrepreneurial spirit considered a plus.”
  • “Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism, seeks a driven and dynamic Associate Editor to join our team.”
  • From Time Out Los Angeles: “We are seeking an Assistant Editor who has at least one to two years of experience at a fast-paced online publication, a strong knowledge of Los Angeles, and a network of sources and writers in the city.”