Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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).

  • Salomé‘s call for submissions on the theme “The Body” will close on June 9. Currently welcoming fiction, non-fiction, and flash-fiction from “anyone who identifies as female of any age.” No simultaneous submissions. Pays: “Submissions that are selected to appear in the July issue will receive £50 each – yep, we pay!” (Thanks to Cathy’s Comps & Calls for the lead on this one.)
  • From Riddled with Arrows: “For our upcoming issue, we will consider all meta- and writing-related-writing in keeping with our editorial focus. However, we are especially interested in work with a seasonal bent; give us heatstroke words, flavor words, words that stick to the skin like sand and salt. Give us skinny dipping words, tequila and lime words. Give us meta-sex and blooms and literary joie-de-vivre.” Deadline: June 10, 2017. Pays: “We believe authors and artists should be paid for their work. We offer USD 3¢/word, minimum $5, maximum $25 for previously unpublished poetry or prose and a $5 flat payment for reprints. For original visual art, we offer a flat $10 payment. All payments will be issued through Paypal upon publication.”
  • Alternating Current Press is running a temporary (until June 15) fee-free submission period “up to 10 pages (or one long poem if over 10 pages) of POETRY to Alternating Current Press to consider for The Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and open-reading publication on our daily literary journal, The Coil. This free category does NOT come with the complimentary copy of our latest poetry collection or any feedback or expedited options. You will receive a standard form reply only. Our regular poetry category is still open if you want feedback, expedited services, or a copy of the collection.” Pays: “We pay for all the work we accept.”
  • Don’t forget that the June issue of The Practicing Writer is now available, with still more listings of no-fee, paying competitions and calls.
  • The New York Public Library is looking for a Director of the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers.
  • Mystery to Me, an independent bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin, seeks a part-time bookseller.
  • “826NYC — a Brooklyn-based writing and tutoring nonprofit — is hiring dynamic and experienced Teaching Artists for short-term, project-based residencies in New York City public schools and nonprofit organizations.”
  • “The Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position (3/2) with specialization in fiction to begin August 2017.”
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