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).

  • From Untied Shoelaces of the Mind: “We are OPEN UNTIL FULL OR UNTIL SUMMER OF 2016, whichever comes first. We love mind benders and stories that make you think. We pay $0.03/word for the first 1,000 words (payment caps at $30 USD). We generally prefer less than 2,000 words.” They are open to a wide variety of genres. (via Duotrope)
  • Attention, Georgia writers! Exit 271: Your Georgia Writers Resource, the new digital magazine from the Georgia Writers Association, currently seeks feature articles on the theme of “promotion” and submissions for its “Writer’s Path” column (see guidelines for instructions). Pays: $50 for feature articles and $25 for Writer’s Path pieces. Deadline for the next issue: March 18 (there is also mention of March 19). (via
  • The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2016, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December. During this period of time, the Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers’ childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House. The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations. The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency.” No application fee. Deadline: April 1, 2016.
  • Online today: the new (March) issue of The Practicing Writer. Packed with additional no-fee, paying opportunities.
  • Poets & Writers (New York) is hiring a Development and Marketing Assistant.
  • At Princeton University (New Jersey), they’re seeking an Associate Editor for the Princeton Alumni Weekly: “This associate editor produces two important sections of PAW: the research section and the alumni section, usually totaling 6-8 pages per issue. Working with the editor, he/she conceives of, assigns, and edits the stories for those sections. He/she has additional responsibilities relating to PAW’s digital coverage, particularly for books, and oversees a monthly email about faculty and alumni books. He/she writes articles for these sections and others (including feature articles) as time permits. Like all staff members, this editor assists in coverage of major campus alumni events, such as Reunions and Alumni Day.
  • The University of Central Oklahoma is looking for an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (tenure-track). “Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper-division and master’s-level courses in poetry writing, introductory creative writing, and English composition.”
  • From the University of Calgary: “The Faculty of Arts, Department of English, invites applications for a two-year limited-term position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in English or closely related discipline, or advanced graduate or professional degree (such as MFA) and equivalent experience, with specialization in the genre of Poetry. Additional expertise in at least one other genre is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates with additional research and teaching strengths in any of the following areas: Canadian Literature, Contemporary Poetry, Indigenous Literatures, International Literature, and/or Creative Writing Pedagogy.”
  • “Ohio University Eastern is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach primarily English Creative Writing courses, for example ENG 3620 Creative Writing; Poetry; ENG 3630 Creative Writing; Non-Fiction; and possibly ENG 1510, Writing and Rhetoric.”