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).

  • Until January 20, there’s apecial invitation to writers who identify as women to send work to Outlook Springs, a new publication that pays $25 for fiction/nonfiction, $10 for poetry. Details, and an interview with Editor-in-Chief Andrew Mitchell, on Trish Hopkinson’s excellent site.
  • Interested in writing for The Establishment? Do listen to this Beyond Your Blog interview with co-founder/editorial director Nikki Gloudman. NB: The Establishment pays “$125 for features (800-1,500 words) and $500 for long-form (3,000 words). All multimedia submissions are paid for on a case-by-case basis, but we pay everyone an egalitarian rate for every contribution they make.”
  • “The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction experts from ASU. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1000, with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award-winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology….All ages are encouraged to enter. ASU students and employees are welcome to enter. Entrants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of three stories, each submitted separately with the same author information for each entry.” No entry fee. Deadline: January 15, 2016. (via
  • The Student Stowe Prize, established by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in 2012, recognizes outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society. Issues may include, but are not limited to, race, class and gender. Entries must have been published or publicly presented. The Student Stowe Prizes will next be awarded in June 2016 at the Stowe Center’s fundraising event, the Big Tent Jubilee. The Student winners will also be featured at the Real Stories of Social Change panel, a free public program immediately preceding the Big Tent. The recognition includes a $2,500 prize for the college winner and a $1,000 prize for the high school winner. The winning entries are printed in the Big Tent program book and posted on the Stowe Center’s web site.” No entry fee indicated. Deadline has been extended to February 1, 2016.
  • “Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. ‘Place’ may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fresh, original, and meaningful take on the topic. Like everything else we feature, we are most on the lookout for that rare combination of brilliance and clarity, excellence, and accessibility….The winning poet in 2016, as judged by the Zócalo staff, will receive $500.” There is no entry fee. Deadline: February 5, 2016. NB: “The winning poem becomes the property of Zócalo Public Square.”
  • “In the midst of shrinking education budgets, Behind the Book (BtheB) offers NYC students a refreshingly creative and empowering experience. We bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and create a community of life-long readers and writers. Authors teach a series of workshops that engage and inspire students and culminate in the publication of a writing project, such as an illustrated book, a school newspaper, or a short story anthology. The Publishing Coordinator will coordinate and facilitate the publication of 20-25 student books/year and serve as a liaison between our programming staff and book designers. The Publishing Coordinator will also design some student books. This position requires 2 days / week (16 hrs per week) from November through June and is compensated at $100/day. Scheduling is flexible. The busiest times of year for the Publishing Coordinator will be November, December, May, and June, as programs end and student books production begins.”
  • “Bustle is seeking an energetic, creative editor to oversee our books section, which caters to Millennial women ages 18-35. The ideal candidate will have experience managing writers in a fast-paced, high-volume digital editor position. The books editor will recruit and manage a team of writers in creating books features and news posts on everything from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest work to inspiring Harry Potter quotes to what it’s like to date a bookworm.”
  • “The National Post, an award winning Canadian newspaper, is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious editor who will make the best books coverage in Canada even better.” Job location: Toronto.
  • “Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in poetry to teach in our B.F.A. in creative writing beginning mid-August 2016.”
  • “The Literary Arts department at Point Park University [Pennsylvania] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2016.” (This is a creative nonfiction position.)
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