Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
“The Cleveland Park Listserv is looking for short fiction, up to 800 words. Starting in spring 2017 we will publish a flash fiction story a month. Our fiction project is called Washington Stories. The Cleveland Park Listserv, America’s largest neighborhood email list, has over 16,000 subscribers. The listserv publishes several columns, and now we’re publishing fiction.” NB: “Stories must be by somebody who lives or works in the greater Washington, DC area, or be about the District of Columbia. The greater Washington, DC area is defined by the area encompassed by the Metro. Stories by writers who live or work in the DC area can be about any subject or theme. Stories by non-DC area residents must be about the District of Columbia or take place in DC.” Will consider reprints. Pays: “$25 on publication. Payment is through PayPal.”
“great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies.” Pays: “One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. International writers receive two copies.” Deadline: January 15, 2017.
Chapbook call from The Quilliad: “We’re looking for 10-20 pages of poetry and/or flash fiction from a Canadian writer who has never had a chapbook or full-length book published (self-published authors are exempt from this restriction, as this restriction is in place to allow emerging writers without publisher representation an opportunity to become a more active part of the Canadian literary scene). Previous Quilliad contributors are welcome to apply.” Pays: “We will be paying a $50 honorarium to the selected writer as well as providing the author with 5 copies of their book free of charge (subsequent copies can be purchased by the writer at half price). We will also consider poems from the submitted manuscripts of 2 runners-up for issue 9 of The Quilliad. Publication in The Quilliad will be compensated with an honorarium and contributor copy.” No fee to submit. Deadline: January 15, 2017.
“The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, a nationally recognized writers’ retreat center in Northern California, is now seeking applications for our next Joe Plumeri Fellowship in March 2017 in memory of Joe’s son Christian Plumeri, awarded to writers pursuing a book project at the intersection of food and health, either a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. There is a strong need for writers who can offer an informed perspective, based both on their own experiences and on knowledge of nutrition, science, health and fitness. The work of fellows will help spread awareness in this critical area. The fellowships carries a stipend of $5,000 and in some cases a travel allowance of $500 as well.” They also confer a month’s housing and other benefits. No application fee indicated. Deadline: January 22, 2017.
Residency alert: “The Sulzberg Foundation provides three live-in studios for creative artists in the Villa Sträuli [Winterthur, Switzerland]: one for the visual arts, one for literature or new media, and one for the performing arts or music. Two studios are awarded simultaneously for residencies of three months each to creative artists of all disciplines and backgrounds; one studio is granted in cooperation with Swiss institutions.” Applications are due January 31 for 2018 residencies. NB: “One residency for 2018 will be awarded to an artist from abroad with a project that relates to the residency location (the city of Winterthur).” Stipends: “CHF 1000/month/single person” and “CHF 1’500/month/artist couple.” (Please note that the application portal will not open until January 15; at this time, I see no application fee indicated.)
From Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities: “We invite you to participate in the Fifth Hektoen Essay Competition and submit your contribution by February 1, 2017. There will be two prizes. The Hektoen Grand Prix will be for an article of no more than 1600 words and the winner will receive $1,600. A second prize of $600 will be awarded for a Hektoen Brief of no more than 600 words – on art, history, literature, doctors or hospitals of note, etc. Both winning articles will be published in the Frontispiece section of the summer or fall issue of the Journal as well as featured in the social media or our regular emails.” NB: “Submission of an article implies consent to publish in Hektoen International. If accepted for publication, an article may be published at any time regardless of the outcome of the competition. If major edits are made, proofs will be sent to the authors before publication.” No entry fee.
“Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. ‘Place’ may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fresh, original, and meaningful take on the topic.” Prize: $500 and online publication. Current deadline is February 3, 2017. No entry fee. (NB: The winning poem becomes the property of Zócalo Public Square….Writers will be contacted by Zócalo before we publish any submission, either for the contest or on our site.”)
“We are looking for an intern to start at Esquire’s New York office immediately.” Pays: $11/hour. Apply by January 12 (that’s this Thursday!)
The Poetry Society of America (New York) is advertising for a Development Assistant. NB: “This is a part-time position (one day a week) which includes some nights and weekends. $17/hour.”
The English department at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for an Artist-in-Residence position. Teaching load: “6 credit-hours per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and master’s-level courses in short fiction and creative non-fiction. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring graduate students, serving on master’s thesis committees, and participating in Creative Writing Program events.”