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).

  • “Booklist is actively seeking book reviewers of diverse background, whether that background is cultural, racial, gender, or another. We are also looking for reviewers fluent in Spanish. Candidates with critical acumen and knowledge of a public-library audience should email writing samples (preferably published work) and reviewing preferences (fiction, nonfiction, adult, YA, picture books, graphic novels, audio, etc.).” Pays: “Our standard rate is $15 per review.”
  • The Artist-in-Residence Program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park “seeks writers, musicians, craftsmen, composers, painters, sculptors, photographers, storytellers, performance artists, and videographers [whose] work is engaged in issues that are relevant to the park’s interpretive themes.” The program provides a “free furnished apartment inside park boundaries for 4-6 weeks” and “reimbursement for materials and expenses not to exceed $300.” There is no application fee. Deadline: February 25, 2016.
  • “The Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry is an annual regional prize, presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation. Established in 2011 with the aim of supporting outstanding poets and bringing their work to a national stage, the prize will award $10,000 as well as a contract for publication to the author of the winning manuscript. The winner will be selected from among five finalists by an independent judge.” Entrants must reside in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin. Deadline: March 1, 2016. No entry fee.
  • From the West Chester University Poetry Conference: “We are pleased to announce the Wil Mills Scholarship for the West Chester University Poetry Conference (June 8-11). The scholarship includes all fees, meals and lodging, and a $200 travel allowance To be eligible, applicants must have published at least one chapbook of 48 pages or less (no full-length collections). Metrical poetry is favored. There is no entrance fee. Please submit chapbooks and label envelope, Wil Mills Scholarship. No entries will be returned.” Deadline is March 15. See also other scholarship opportunities with April 1 deadlines.
  • Washingtonian is looking for an aggressive, resourceful reporter with a knack for writing narrative to work as a full-time staff writer at the magazine.”
  • “826 Boston is currently hiring a full-time Education Director. We’re looking for a creative educator and exceptional manager to join our program team.”
  • “Seattle Arts & Lectures is pleased to announce that we are seeking a Writers in the Schools Program Associate to join our team.”
  • “The Adelphi University English Department seeks a tenure-track professor of creative writing with a primary emphasis and strong publication potential in fiction and a secondary interest in creative nonfiction.”
  • “The Department of English at Long Island University Brooklyn invites applications for a non-tenure track university professorship endowed by the Parsons family to start September 1, 2016, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a poet, fiction writer, and/or playwright, with a strong record of publications and teaching experience, to join the MFA program in creative writing at the LIU Brooklyn campus located in downtown Brooklyn, the unofficial literary capital of the U.S. We are committed to a program that emphasizes experimental, innovative, contemplative, and cross-genre writing. Responsibilities include recruiting new students, teaching one class per semester, and eventually directing the program. Qualified candidates must have at least three years teaching experience at the college level; administrative experience desirable. The annual salary is $120,000.”