Monday’s Paying Markets for Writers. No Submission Fees.

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).

  • Blue Earth Review is currently running no-fee contests in flash creative nonfiction and in poetry, with prizes of $500 in each category. Submit fast: Deadline is August 14. (via Trish Hopkinson)
  • The Christopher Hewitt Award (for fiction/poetry/drama/nonfiction relating to HIV/AIDS) is accepting submissions until September 1. There is no fee to enter this contest. “The winner in each genre will receive a $50 prize and will have his or her work featured in A&U’s annual Summer Reading Issue. Winners will be selected by our editors. If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.” (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • From the folks who run Submittable: “We’re interested in anything to do with the publishing industry or digital media. We’re also interested in book reviews and eclectic essays on any topic as long as they are of high literary quality. Nothing generic-sounding, please. We want to hear your own unique, authentic voice. Additionally, we’d love to hear from people with contrary opinions to any posts on our blog and/or critiques and criticisms of our services. We’ll absolutely publish opinions that suggest there’s a better way.” Pays: “We pay $50 per post, payable upon publication.” (via @PhillipLarrea and
  • ICYMI: The AWP publications team held a Twitter chat last week. You can revisit the chat via hashtag. (When I did so, I found updated guidelines for the AWP publications, including info for those interested in contributing to the Writer’s Notebook blog. Plus, the chat revealed that AWP is now taking submissions via Submittable!)
  • From St. Olaf College (Minnesota): “The English Department announces a position in English with a specialization in Fiction and a secondary expertise in Creative Nonfiction. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (or English with an emphasis in Creative Writing) and book publication in fiction plus additional creative nonfiction publications are required. Teaching responsibilities will include workshops and literature courses in fiction and creative nonfiction, an introductory mixed-genre creative writing course, and first-year writing seminars.”
  • Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley, California) is hiring a part-time bookseller.