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).

  • Hourglass Literary Magazine solicits contributions from authors who write micro-fiction (ranging from “short” short stories to poetry in prose and everything in between and beyond.” Pays:”$25 for the publishing rights, payable via PayPal or Bank Transfer.” NB: “Submission/s are welcome from authors residing anywhere in the world and writing in English, or in any of the BCMS languages (comprising Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Montenegrin.” Deadline: “11:59 PM 15th July 2016 (US Central time).”
  • The Sandy River Review invites entries for its Undergraduate No-Fee Contest: “The Undergraduate No-Fee contest has two categories, prose and poetry, with a winning prize of $100 for each. The judges will be Lewis Robinson for prose and Arielle Greenberg for poetry.” NB: “You must be currently enrolled in college or a Spring 2016 graduate to be eligible for consideration.” Deadline: July 15, 2016. (via
  • From We Need Diverse Books (WNDB): “WNDB is proud to announce that Phoebe Yeh, VP/Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House, has acquired publication rights to a Young Adult WNDB Anthology titled LIFT OFF. Lamar Giles, Senior Vice President of Communications for WNDB, will edit the anthology, which will have a Summer 2018 release date. The anthology will be in memory of Walter Dean Myers and it will be inspired by his quote: ‘We need to bring our young people into the fullness of America’s promise and to do that we must rediscover who they are and who we are and be prepared to make the journey with them whatever it takes. My conceit is that literature can be a small path along that journey.’ The anthology will have one story reserved for a previously unpublished diverse author. WNDB will fill that slot via a short story contest. The winner will be included in the anthology and will receive a payment of $1,000.00 US.” Deadline is 5 pm EDT on July 18, 2016. No entry fee.
  • The New York Public Library seeks a Development Writer.
  • Also in New York: The Juilliard School is looking for a Drama Events and Projects Coordinator.
  • Rosemont College [Pennsylvania] is advertising an adjunct position: “Looking for a professor to teach CRW 7143 Content and Form in Creative Nonfiction with a willingness to engage and challenge students to do their best work. Starting September 2017.”