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).

  • From Freedom With Writing: “We are currently seeking submissions of short eBooks that will appeal to writers. Payment starts at $500. The typical length for these eBooks is 7,000 to 12,000 words.” Check the website for sample subjects. NB: “The books will be given to our audience for free, as well as published on the Kindle. They are usually downloaded by over 10k readers. All of our books are professionally edited and designed.”
  • “Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and ‘the bible of the book business,’ is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for over 140 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 8,000 per year. Publishers Weekly is currently looking for reviewers…in both digital and physical formats, and for both traditionally published and self-published books.” Pays: “PW pays an honorarium per review. Writing/prior reviewing experience is a plus, but not required. Applicants of color and LGTBQ backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.”
  • Motherwell is a publication that tells all sides of the parenting story. We care deeply about our writers and our goal is to share your work in its most perfect form. To this end, we ask you to submit final drafts of only your best—most polished and incisive—writing. We are tireless editors and, if your essay is accepted, we will make sure the finished product is something you are proud of. We pay for all pieces; we are looking for original submissions only; and we are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback.” (Thanks to Beyond Your Blog for the tip.)
  • “In our first contest ever, FewerThan500 editors are calling on writers around the world to create their own compelling alternate history story. We encourage you to dig into historical facts and upend them, rewriting history in 500 words or less.” Deadline: May 30, 2016. No entry fee. Prizes: $50/$15/$10. No simultaneous submissions.
  • News from Bindercon: “The Out of the Binders Scholarship Program is designed to increase diversity by offering free admission to up to 25 promising writers who might not otherwise be able to attend due to financial hardship. Diversity includes but is not limited to: age; racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; sexual orientation; gender identity; marital and parental status; disability. The scholarships include free attendance to all the events on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, networking opportunities to meet agents and editors, and a ticket to the VIP party, but do not include airfare and/or accommodations, or food (Some meals may be provided as part of the conference programming.). Additionally, we are thrilled to offer stipends to select applicants: parents who require financial assistance with childcare and out of town attendees in need of travel assistance. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for any of these stipends.” Application deadline: May 31, 2016. No application fee.
  • Arc Poetry Magazine is looking for poems of catastrophe and degradation for the end times. Heat death, terror, CO2 depletion, urban decay, radiation sickness, desertification, wars at home and wars abroad, natural disaster. How does poetry respond?” Deadline: June 1, 2016. Pays: “You will be paid at the rate of $40 per page [Canadian] upon pub­li­ca­tion and will also receive one free copy of the issue in which your work appears.” (via Cathy’s Comps and Calls)
  • “An exciting editorial fellowship is now open at Lilith. The Malka Foundation Fellowship is a perfect opportunity for the right person, someone who wants to work at the intersection of Jewish culture, feminist issues, and the media world. This is a one-year, full-time Fellowship with the possibility of extending for a second year.”
  • “CityBeat seeks a dynamic Arts & Culture Editor to oversee and contribute coverage of Cincinnati’s vast cultural scene — visual art, theater, classical music, comedy, opera, film, literature and other pop topics.”
  • From the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York: “The Communications and Outreach Assistant will assist with producing content for and formatting print and online communications of the American-Scandinavian Foundation and Scandinavia House including, a weekly e-mail newsletter, press releases, web pages, external publications, and special projects. The Assistant will also be responsible for promoting ASF public programs through social media and partner organizations. This is a P/T position, working 3 days per week.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Writing for Children and Young Adults to begin January 1, 2017.”