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).

  • “Milwaukee Irish Fest offers two poetry prizes annually; each award is $100. Winners will be announced at Irish Fest during the poetry events on Sunday afternoon, August 21, in the Hedge School in the Cultural Village on the south end of the grounds. Only the winners will be notified of the contests’ outcomes, during the first week of August; the winners’ names will be posted here by September 15, 2016. The poetry awards will be given to the entries best reflecting Irish or Irish-American poetry traditions. Although the poems do not necessarily need to have direct Irish or Irish-American themes, the winning entries should have a culture/literary relation to either Ireland, Irish-America, or to Irish poetry. The Donn Goodwin Prize is named after a Wisconsin poet, linguist, and educator who was active in supporting poetry events at Irish Fest. This contest is open to all. The Joseph Gahagan Prize is awarded in the memory of the man who served as poetry consultant to the Fest for many years. This contest is limited to current residents of Wisconsin.” No entry fees. Deadline: August 1, 2016. (via
  • Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is currently accepting submissions for its third issue. Edited annually by Christopher Soto, in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation, Nepantla seeks to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Our journal grabs the attention of thousands of readers each issue. All of the poets, artists, and editors affiliated with Nepantla self-identify as queer people of color. We would love to welcome you into our poetry family!” Pays: “We pay our poets a modest honorarium and do not charge a submission fee.” Deadline: August 1, 2016. (via
  • “A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at Success Academy. We are seeking a Young Adult Literature Specialist who will lead the charge across our middle and high schools to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a culture of reading.” (This job appears to be located in New York.)
  • “The Writer’s Center seeks an energetic, hardworking, customer-service-oriented individual to join our staff as a Part-Time Community Relations Assistant. Qualifications include excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated customer service experience, at least one year of administrative work, and a passion for building and supporting literary communities.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications from well-qualified individuals for a Visiting Assistant Professor position. The position is a temporary, full-time (9 month), non-tenure track appointment that will begin in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), American literature, and composition. The teaching load is four courses per semester.”