Monday’s (Paying) Markets for Writers

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).

  • From Pulp Literature: “We are open for short fiction submissions from 10 – 24 August 2015. Poetry submssions will open later. We review graphic stories and artwork year-long.” Interests: “Any genre or between-genre work of literature, or visual art (black and white) up to 75 pages in length. Short stories, novellas, poetry, comics, illustrations — bring it on. We do not publish non-fiction, memoir, or children’s stories. Aside from that we want anything entertaining and well written.” Pays: “We pay up to $0.07 per word for short stories (to 7000 words), $.05 per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and $0.035 per word for works over 10000 words. Reprints, poetry and illustration at variable rates. Sequential art (graphic novels and cartoons) and illustrations are at a rate of $25 to $100 per page.” (via
  • Fall term scholarship deadline at Grub Street is August 28. “General scholarships are awarded for artistic merit and financial need. Recipients may use their scholarship for any class within the term for which they are applying.” No application fee.
  • From The First Line: “To celebrate our 18th year, we’re giving you a chance to inspire the world. Send us your best (original and unpublished) starter sentences, and we’ll pick four to use for next year’s first lines. You have until September 1, 2015, to submit. The winners will receive $100 and five copies of the issue that was inspired by your first line.” Deadline: September 1, 2015 (6 p.m. EST).
  • “The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) are partnering in an effort to provide enhanced resources and support for the City’s population of military veterans. Specifically, the agencies are seeking an artist-in-residence at the Harlem Vet Center to use his/her art practice to reach more women veterans and bring them closer to the services and resources available at the Center.” Pays: “In exchange for the production and implementation of the art project, the artist(s) will be awarded an honorarium in the amount of $20,000 provided by public funds from DCLA, as well as private funds from the David Rockefeller Fund. The artist will also have access to materials/supplies of their choosing from Materials for the Arts.” NB: Applicants need not be NYC residents, but “we will not, however, pay for relocating costs.” No application fee. Deadline: September 8, 2015. Check out the detailed guidelines.
  • Assistant Professorship at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana): “We seek a fiction writer with expertise in creative non-fiction to teach in our diverse, dynamic undergraduate- and graduate-level Creative Writing Program. Course load is 2/2. Writers who have published at least one book with a nationally recognized press are encouraged to apply; MFA or equivalent degree and teaching experience expected. Please submit a cv and letter of interest through Interfolio by October 15, 2015.”
  • Job in New York: “Feed Your Need to Read (FYNTR), Open Road Media’s content site for book lovers, is looking for a smart, motivated, hard-working Editor to join our team.”