Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: 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).

  • From Ashley C. Ford: “In collaboration with Matter, I will be curating and editing a week of personal essays and features from emerging writers. We see this as an opportunity to share bold and novel writing from those who have been otherwise underrated or overlooked.” See the detailed instructions for pitching. Deadline for pitches: December 2, 2015. Payment: “You will be compensated for your work at a competitive rate to be discussed upon acceptance of your pitch.”
  • “ and Indiewire are partnering for the third edition of the Roger Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism, for which four aspiring critics will be selected from North America to attend and cover the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.” No application fee. Deadline: December 4, 2015. “Participants will be provided with funds to help cover their airfare and accommodations.” NB: “While there is no specific age limit on applications, the ideal candidates have completed at least two years of college or should be no more than three years out of college. Applicants should demonstrate a genuine interest in film criticism and journalism as a career goal.” (via
  • Do you have a story or poem about Saint Paul (Minnesota)? The Saint Paul Almanac welcomes submissions until February 1, 2016. 650 words or less per submission, up to 4 submissions per person. Pays: $50, plus one book.
  • Paid internships in New York: “The Moth hires for two internship cycles, Spring (January-June) and Fall (July-December). Each cycle we seek five interns. One Multimedia intern, two StorySLAM Interns, one Mainstage Intern and one Community and Education Intern. We are looking for applicants with a strong work ethic, a desire to learn new skills in production and a passion for stories and community building through storytelling. All internships will take place in The Moth’s New York City office and applicants must be able to commit to the full six-month session, we do not accept applications for summer-only interns. Interns can self-elect a 20 or 32 hour per week internship. The Moth provides a weekly stipend of $250 for 32 hour/week internships and $160 for 20 hour/week internships.” Application deadline: December 4, 2015.
  • Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park, California) seeks an Event Manager.
  • “Kensington Publishing is currently seeking experienced freelance copy-editors for Lyrical Press, our e-book original imprint. Duties will include electronically copy-editing and proofing novella-length and full-length fiction projects in multiple genres, including romances of all kinds, women’s fiction, mysteries, thrillers and young adult.” Location appears to be New York.
  • “The St. Nicks’ Division of Youth and Education [Brooklyn, New York] is looking for part time After School Creative Writing Educators to work at our programs at Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Beacons and Cornerstone Community Centers.
  • “Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of almost 5000 students, the College offers masters, bachelor and associate degrees. The College is seeking faculty in the School of English Studies who have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; are able to teach creative writing, as well as rhetoric and composition up to the bachelor degree level; and are knowledgeable of current trends in pedagogy.”
  • “The English Department at Florida State University invites applications for a Publishing and Writing Entrepreneur in Residence. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track renewable contract faculty position with opportunities for advancement. In addition to our flourishing undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing programs, the department offers a high-demand undergraduate major in “Editing, Writing, and Media”; responsibilities include directing the internship component of this degree and teaching courses in the program. Candidates will also collaborate with other “Entrepreneurs in Residence” across the FSU campus. Requirements: Master’s degree; several years experience in fields of professional writing; publication credentials; extensive experience in new media; successful completion of a criminal history background check. Starting date as early as January 2016 possible.”