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).

  • New poetry contest run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal on the theme of “Addiction.” No entry fee. Deadline: August 1, 2016. Prizes: “First: HK$500, Second: HK$300, Third: HK$150, Highly Commended (up to 5): HK$100 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in Issue 33 of Cha, due out in September 2016.”
  • Solaricide, which features “dark and dangerous fiction,” is currently open for submissions. Pays: “Solarcide pays a flat rate of $50 (U.S.) for each featured story.” (via @Duotrope)
  • “The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship of $5,000 is offered annually to an author of children’s or young-adult fiction. It has been developed to help writers whose work is of high literary caliber and is designed to assist a writer at a crucial moment in his or her career to complete a book-length work-in-progress.” Deadline: August 15, 2016. No application fee.
  • Coming soon: the August issue of The Practicing Writer. As usual, you’ll find even more no-fee, paying opportunities within. Not yet a subscriber? There’s a link for that!
  • Catapult, “an innovative publishing venture created by the founders of Electric Literature and Black Balloon Publishing,” is hiring a paid intern. “We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented intern to provide cross-team support for daily operations in our New York office. Duties will vary but include administrative, marketing, and editorial tasks. Basic design experience is a plus. A proofreading test is required. 20 to 40 hrs/week, paid position to begin in August 2016.”
  • “Creative Nonfiction’s programs are growing, and we’re looking for a few good Pittsburgh-based part-timers to join our team. We’re currently accepting applications for three positions.” (These positions are Book Publishing Coordinator, Events & Building Manager, and Project & Program Coordinator.) Apply by July 31, 2016.
  • Electric Literature is hiring a part-time Events Assistant: “The second annual Genre Ball to support Electric Literature is Friday, October 28 at Ace Hotel New York, and we’re looking for someone to help plan the party!” NB: “This is a temporary, part-time position for September and October with opportunities for continued employment as an Events and Development Assistant, contingent on fundraising success. The Events Assistant will be paid on an hourly basis and will work primarily with the Executive Director.” Also: “All candidates must be able to work from our Manhattan office at least once a week in September and October, and be available from 10am until midnight on Friday, October 28.”
  • From the University of Denver: “The Department of English seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in the area of Creative Writing Non-Fiction. We are seeking a critically engaged and widely published writer whose interests might include writing for theater, performance, film, and/or electronic media; stories and novels in prose and/or alternative narrative forms; translation, cross-cultural literature, and/or documentary writing.”

2 thoughts on “Monday Markets for Writers

  1. Sam Nichols says:

    Thank you so much for these! I read all your newsletters, and I just realized today I haven’t expressed thanks. I imagine it takes a bit of time and effort to find the info you give out, and I sincerely appreciate it. 🙂

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, Sam!

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