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).

  • August is one month when you can submit fee-free to Pioneertown, “a literary journal that excites and ignites” and considers “fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid work, and beyond.” Pays: “Accepted submissions receive a twenty dollar honorarium, and we hope to offer more in the future.” (via Cathy’s Comps and Calls)
  • “Each year, Poets & Writers invites poets and fiction writers from a selected state to apply for the [Maureen Egen Writers Exchange] award. This year, that state is Hawaii. There is no application fee for this award, which confers a $500 honorarium as well as the following prize package: “One winner in each category will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. While in New York, winners will also give a reading hosted by Poets & Writers. In addition, each winner is invited to spend a month at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming. To be eligible, writers must be residents of Hawaii (currently and for at least the past two years), and must have published no more than one full-length book in the genre in which they are applying.” Deadline: January 15, 2016.
  • ICYMI: The August issue of The Practicing Writer, filled (as usual) with more info on upcoming no-fee competitions and calls for work from paying litmags/presses, went out to subscribers on Friday. Read the issue online.
  • From Front Porch Commons, “by and for members of the independent literary publishing community,” a CLMP project: “Feel free to send us queries or pitches, or go ahead and send us a full piece. We publish all submissions, as long as they are opinions, thought pieces, or commentary related to independent literary publishing. We do not [publish] personal attacks, or previously published or promotional material. We do not publish poetry or fiction. While grant money lasts, we’ll also pay for longer submissions.” $25 for “essays” and $50 for “long articles.” (Click “Participate” to see the guidelines.)
  • Fig Tree Books is hiring an intern (who shall be paid). It’s a telecommuting gig, but applicants should be based in New York City, Westchester County (N.Y.), Fairfield County (Conn.), or Northern New Jersey. Please see the posting for more information. NB: Although I do work for Fig Tree Books, I am not screening these applications, so please do not email me privately to apply. Just follow the instructions and submit your application as indicated. Many thanks!)
  • Coffee House Press (Minneapolis) is advertising for an Editorial Assistant.
  • From The Missouri Review: “Seeking a person with literary or other professional editing and management experience to serve as managing editor. This is a non-tenure track academic position. Terminal degree required. Will teach Internship in Publishing course one semester.”
  • “Brown University Department of Literary Arts invites applications for the inaugural Bonderman Professors of Creative Writing, beginning in July 2016. There are two positions available, this one is in fiction (the other seach is for a hire in poetry). These are one-year positions with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year in literature, creative writing workshops, and electives in a related field, including but not limited to: literary or narrative theory, lyric essay, international literature, translation, digital arts, film/video, hybrid genre, etc. Also required is to supervise undergraduate theses, and participate fully in the life of the department. Qualifications must include: at least one published book and experience teaching undergraduate workshops in creative writing. Appointments will be made at assistant, associate, or full professor of the practice, depending on the qualifications of the applicant.”