Monday Writing Markets: 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).

  • ICYMI: The September issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week and includes info on plenty of no-fee contests and calls for work from paying venues.
  • Also worth your time: the September update from Cathy’s Comps & Calls.
  • Act fast if this artist-in-residency program from the Charles Adams Studio Project interests you, because the deadline is September 15. “The CASP AIR program provides artists with a four-month residency in the Lubbock [Texas] Arts District. The residency includes room and board and a $500 monthly stipend, offering artists the opportunity to focus on their work in a rich and supportive creative environment.” No application fee.
  • From McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: “For the 7th consecutive year, it’s column contest time.” Note that there is no fee to enter; deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10 pm Eastern time. “Our site is primarily known for printing funny things, but columns need not be comic in nature. They don’t even need to be writing, as we have begun to feature more graphic-based material.” Prizes: “We have prizes. Cash prizes. The top five selections will each receive $500 and write for one year (twice a month or thereabouts) on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. We do reserve the right to choose fewer (or more) winners than our planned number of five.” No fee to enter.
  • Job in Washington: “ is a user’s guide to the news produced by the beat reporters and subject-issue experts who know it best. And we’re looking for a staff writer for our culture section, who can help us expand our coverage of pop culture and the ideas and societal movements that inform it.”
  • From Story Share, Inc., in Boston: “We are looking for an outreach and engagement coordinator to manage our social media, marketing, and fundraising efforts, and to lead the development of the Story Share voice and online presence.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for an associate professor of poetry or fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. An advanced associate professor is strongly preferred.”
  • From Rowan University (N.J.): “The Department of Writing Arts welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will primarily teach and help develop courses in the graduate and undergraduate writing programs in the areas of creative nonfiction and other nonfiction genres, including those based on research. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach fiction, especially novel, as well as introductory courses in creative writing emphasizing the elements of craft in multiple genres.”
  • “Carthage College [Wisconsin] seeks an active teacher-scholar specializing in American literature, with experience in creative writing, for a tenure-track position starting in fall 2016. We welcome a new colleague who has innovative ideas for building the intellectual community for us and our students, including designing new courses, J-Term study tours, and extracurricular activities.”
  • “The Department of English at Colgate University [New York] invites applications for a tenure-stream position in fiction writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2016.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, specialization in poetry, to begin in Fall 2016.”
  • “The Department of English at Lake Forest College [Illinois] seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position in English with a specialization in fiction writing, annually renewable for up to three years.” (hat tip for this one to Rebecca Makkai)
  • “The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for the position of Visiting Writer, to begin July 2016.”