Monday Markets

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 Split Lip magazine Livershot Memoir Contest is open to entries of memoir/personal essay, 750 words or less. Prize: $200 plus publication. No entry fee. Deadline: November 16, 2016. (via Trish Hopkinson)
  • Qu has reopened for submissions (closes again January 15, 2016). Pays: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem.
  • Do you like listings of no-fee contests and calls from paying litmags & presses? Then you’ll be glad to know that the November issue of The Practicing Writer is coming soon, right on schedule. It’s never too late to subscribe.
  • “Smithsonian Magazine’s website,, seeks an enterprising assistant editor with a special love for the humanities (art, travel, history, culture, food, etc.) to join the web editorial team in our Washington, D.C. office.”
  • From the New York Public Library: “The Communication and Marketing Department’s Digital Media team is looking to hire a part-time researcher and editor. Applicants should have skills in journalism or video production, experience interviewing subjects, and be passionate about telling compelling stories.” NB: “This is a part-time position, approximately 5-10 hours per week. Most work can be done from home, but will also require traveling to NYPL’s main office in Midtown Manhattan and to various branches throughout the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan.”
  • The University of Massachusetts-Boston is advertising a “tenure-track position in poetry-writing beginning September 2016 at a lively, diverse urban university with over 480 undergraduate majors, over 100 master’s students in literature, composition and creative writing, and a fulltime MFA program enrolling 30 students in creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching poetry and craft workshops, literature classes, and the pedagogy of creative writing, as well the rotating directorship of the MFA program. Secondary areas of expertise, particularly in creative non fiction, are of interest to us and should be described.”
  • “Penn State Abington is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English to teach upper- and lower-level writing courses, including first-year writing and a range of creative writing courses, as well as literature as needed. Our preference is for a nonfiction writer with a familiarity with teaching writing in digital media, but fiction writers will be seriously considered.”
  • “Southern New Hampshire University is advertising for Online Adjunct Creative Writing Instructors in screenwriting, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.”
  • “Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for anticipated full-time lecturer position for Writing in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences commencing August 1, 2016. We are seeking a colleague who values undergraduate teaching and departmental service. The position requires a 4-4 teaching load, primarily in first year composition courses with occasional courses in literary interpretation, introduction to fiction, and creative writing non-fiction. Service such as program assessment and other departmental committee work, including serving on the First Year Composition Committee required.”
  • 2 thoughts on “Monday Markets

    1. I just want to express great appreciation for all your efforts which help many would-be, beginners, and seasoned writers out here in the field.

      I teach writing. I have a blog. I have two books, Without A Net: A Sojourn in Russia, and You Carry the Heavy Stuff. I do okay on my patch of land, and I primarily teach homeless women, and groups at a library in Pasadena. People I teach couldn’t afford the expensive classes. It is my passion, and I love it.

      I haven’t been active on my blog for a while as my husband died. I am a connecter par excellence and will share your information with others. I love the way there’s a helpful webbing out in the world, invisible wires, where words of encouragement and hope speed along. Again, thank you.

      Esther Bradley-DeTally, Pasadena, CA

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Esther, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Your comment means a lot to me–you also eloquently express my own sense of appreciation for the “helpful webbing out in the world.” I am gratified that you consider me to be a part of that.

    Comments are closed.