Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers
It’s Monday, practicing writers. You know what that means: time for (paying) calls for submission, no-fee contests, jobs, and whatever other treasures I may have found for you:
Tin House has a new website, and its revamped submissions guidelines page currently features calls for three theme issues: “The Ecstatic” (for fall 2011; deadline, April 1); “Beauty” (for winter 2011; deadline, April 1); and “Weird Science” (for spring 2012; deadline, November 1). Oh, and submissions can be made online now, too.
Great resource to help you place your flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poems: Pamelyn Casto’s (free) FlashFictionFlash newsletter.
From the American Kennel Club: “We are now accepting entries for our 25th Annual Fiction Contest. The winners will receive $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place. The winning stories will be published in the AKC GAZETTE and AKC FAMILY DOG as space allows.” Stories “may feature either a purebred or mixed breed dog.” No entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2011.
Applications for summer/fall 2011 paid internships with High Country News (Colo.) are due February 25. “Our interns are a key part of the HCN team; aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content — both written and multimedia. We pride ourselves on fairness, accuracy and good writing, and we expect no less of our interns. For all of our internship positions, some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and are familiar with its environmental and community issues. We strongly encourage Native American, Hispanic, and applicants from other under-represented backgrounds. For each six-month session, we hire at least one intern who has both photographic and journalism background, and familiarity with audio and visual programs such as Final Cut Pro and Flash. Radio and video experience is a plus for this intern. All interns work with the staff Editors to write news stories for the website and for the newsmagazine, ranging in length from 250 to 900 words. Depending on their experience and ability, editorial interns may also get the opportunity to write a 4,000 word cover story.”
“mediabistro is looking for a dynamic, spirited instructor to teach our Fashion Writing class in New York starting in early 2011. This class meets for 8 weeks and will take students through the process of using trend reports, reviews, and looking at both the craft and business of fashion, with students turning in articles and pitches for instructor critique. Ideal candidate will be a full time or freelance fashion writer or editor with extensive experinece and a passion for teaching others. No previous teaching experience required. Classes run several times throughout the year, so there is an opportunity for continuous teaching.” (free registration is required to view site listings)
Youngstown State University (Ohio) seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction), tenure-track. “Candidate should have experience teaching fiction writing at both the undergraduate and graduate level and some experience in teaching literature courses. Candidate can expect to teach courses as a faculty member for the Northeast Ohio MFA (NEOMFA), and consortial program. Candidate should also demonstrate an ability to teach a diverse student publication with diverse writing interests.”
St. John’s University (N.Y.) seeks a Writer, the University of Michigan is looking for a Content Creator (Job #54428 ), and the Philadelphia Education Fund welcomes applications for a Director of Communications.