Monday Markets and Jobs 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).

  • Story Club Magazine accepts “pieces of nonfiction, 2000 words or less, that were first performed in front of an audience. We publish three Issues a year addition to a Story of the Week every Wednesday. We are currently reading submissions year round and all pieces will be considered for both our Issue and the Story of the Week. We aim to respond to all submissions within one month.” Pays: “We pay $25 for Stories of the Week and $50 for pieces that make it into our Issues.” (via
  • “Take home the $1,000 Top Prize in Splice Today’s Political Writing Contest.” Submit an “objective or partisan essay” in which you discuss “which candidates will win the Democratic and GOP nominations and compete for the presidency next November.” Top prize: $1,000 (there are also prizes of $500 and $250). No entry fee. Deadline: December 31, 2015. (via
  • “carte blanche, the online magazine of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, is accepting applications for the position of creative nonfiction editor. This is a volunteer position but pays a modest honorarium. Ideally, the successful candidate should reside in or near Montreal.
  • “Electric Literature is looking for an Associate Editor to join the Recommended Reading Team….The Associate Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief in all aspects of the magazine’s publication including acquiring, editing, and production. The regular duties around the production of the magazine are such that the position is 75% administrative/technical and 25% editorial/creative. However, there will be regular opportunities for creative input….This is a paid ($500/month), part-time position with a 12 to 16 hours per week commitment and opportunities for advancement. Candidates must be able to spend at least one day a week (or the hourly equivalent) in Electric Literature’s office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan during regular business hours.”
  • “The Young Writers Workshop of the University of Virginia, established in 1982 as the nation’s flagship program for teenage writers, is in its fourth decade of bringing together a community of writers from across the country and beyond its borders with a common purpose: to create a supportive, non-competitive environment where writers in grades 9-12 can live and work together as artists.” Currently seeking Creative Writing Instructors (to work summer 2016) and Residential Teachers/Counselors.
  • “The Department of English at Rutgers University – Camden [New Jersey] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with expertise in poetry and creative non-fiction, with a start date of September 1, 2016.”