Monday Markets & 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).

  • Wherewithal seeks poems of any length and form. We like images that leave us breathless, and poems that show attention to cadence, technique, and craft. Our aim is to be a magazine of diversity in its poetry and its poets.” Current submission window is open until May 2, 2016. Pays: “We are a paying market. It is only a token payment of $10 per poem. We think your work has value, and we wish we could show it with more, but we are young and poets as well.”
  • Syntax and Salt publishes 13 magical realism pieces a season. We are currently open to submissions until June 15th. Issue 2 will be published July 1, 2016.” Pays: “Syntax and Salt pays $10USD by PayPal for each story, regardless of length, with the exception of one Editor’s Choice story per issue, which will garner a $25USD payment via PayPal. Payment is guaranteed within 10 business days of the current issue going live.” (via
  • The May issue of The Practicing Writer will be here before you know it! Don’t miss this opportunity-packed issue. If you’re not already a subscriber, you can fix that fast (and freely) enough.
  • On her Beyond Your Blog podcast, Susan Maccarelli recently interviewed Writer’s Digest Managing Editor, Tyler Moss; they discussed how to break into the magazine, “the specific topics and types of pitches [Tyler] loves to see, payment details, writer’s resources and lots more!”
  • “One Story seeks a Managing Editor to oversee the day-to-day editorial functions of One Story, One Teen Story, and our educational programming. The editor will work closely with the Editor in Chief to maintain One Story’s editorial excellence.” This job is based in Brooklyn, NY. NB: One Story is also advertising for a Development and Marketing Manager.
  • Stony Brook University-Southampton is hiring an Editorial Assistant.
  • “The English Department of St. Bonaventure University [New York] invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in Creative Writing (Poetry), in another area of Creative Writing, and additional courses in Composition and Rhetoric or Literature, depending on applicant’s qualifications and department needs.”