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Monday 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).

  • “The 3288 Review is a project of Caffeinated Press. We are a quarterly literary journal focused on discovering and showcasing artistic talent from West Michigan and beyond.” The submission deadline for their next issue is October 15. Pay rates range from $25 to $75 (plus two copies). Guidelines here. (via @Duotrope)
  • From Robert Lee Brewer: “It’s that time of year again. The new 2016 Poet’s Market is hitting bookshelves, which means it’s time for me to start figuring out the 2017 Poet’s Market–and I need your help! Running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 31, 2015, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2017 Poet’s Market. Sometime soon after, I’ll start making assignments. If you’re interested in pitching an article idea or three, read on.” (Via message, Robert confirmed that these are paid assignments; payment is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.)
  • From Atlanta’s Creative Loafing: “The theme of our 15th annual Fiction Contest is ‘Space.’ You may be tempted to start your piece off with, ‘A long time ago in a galaxy far far away …’ Don’t. Leave that to the Jedis or J.J. Abrams. The story must incorporate “Space” in some way — as a theme, metaphor, or literal interpretation. Send us your best.” Prizes: $500/$250/$100, plus publication. No entry fee. Deadline: Monday, November 2, 5 pm. Updated to note: limited to Georgia residents.
  • An anthology titled Not That Bad will be co-edited by Roxane Gay and Ashley C. Ford; it will be published by Harper Perennial. From the call for submissions: “Victims and survivors of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse have been taught by this culture that whatever horror they have endured could have been worse. At least you weren’t touched. At least you weren’t raped. At least you weren’t killed. This world effectively silences those who have been violated by demanding their first reaction be gratitude for what did not happen. NOT THAT BAD is an opportunity for those whose voices were stolen from them, to reclaim and tell their stories. This anthology will explore what it is like to navigate rape culture as shaped by the identities we inhabit. Contributing to this anthology is a chance to own your own narrative with all of the complexity of reality without shame or condescension. Because too many of us have lived this truth, there is no one way to tell this story. We warmly encourage submissions from people from all walks of life and across the gender spectrum.” Deadline: December 15, 2015. “All accepted contributions will be paid.”NB: Essays as well as comics and graphic essays are invited.
  • “Bitch Media, for almost 20 years an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler.” Each fellow receives a $1,500 stipend for the three-month fellowship. No application fee. Deadline: November 1, 2015.
  • From Entertainment Weekly: “The Freelance Assistant Social Media Editor, EW, will build audience, drive traffic and increase engagement through editorial partnerships, ongoing social media efforts and creative activations. The ideal candidate will have a social media background, preferably in a fast-paced newsroom or magazine, and at least a relevant internship of valuable social media experience. He or she must be eager to stay current with the quickly evolving digital universe and have a passion for entertainment, pop culture and data.” This job is based in New York and pays $20/hour.
  • “Mass Poetry is looking for a creative, dynamic, high-energy self-starter to join its small team as Program Director….The Program Director will work primarily from our office in Fort Point, Boston, which is shared with Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, MASSCreative, and StageSource, with the opportunity to occasionally work remotely. In-state traveling is required.” (via @LenéAGary)
  • “The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of Social Media Strategist.”
  • California State University, Long Beach, is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing.
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing.
  • “The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Creative Writing of Fiction, with the expected start date of July 1, 2016.”
  • “The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (R99370) position with a primary emphasis in Creative Writing – Poetry.”
  • “The English Department of Bowling Green State University [Ohio] seeks strong applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.”
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