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Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • Thanks to the team at Fiction Writers Review for the update on the Dzanc Prize’s extended deadline (which is now March 1). Per the Dzanc site, the prize “provides monetary aid in the sum of $5,000, to a writer of literary fiction. All writers applying for the Dzanc Prize must have a work-in-progress they can submit for review, and present the judges with a Community Service Program they can facilitate somewhere in the United States.” No application fee.
  • Attention, citizens of Commonwealth countries! The deadline to submit an entry for the next Commonwealth Short Story Competition is March 1. “Established in 1996, the competition aims to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and promote rising literary talents. The competition calls for entries that are original, unpublished, in English, no more than 600 words in length and on any subject. The winner receives a prize of £2000 and there are four regional prizes of £500. In 2011 there will also be two special prizes of £500 each; one for the best short story for children and the other for the best short story about this year’s Commonwealth theme, ‘Women as Agents of Change’.” No entry fee.
  • Freelance opportunity: “The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola University Chicago is looking for pieces on digital ethics.  The length of the piece should be 1,000-2,000 words.  The material must be original, not published in other forms or in other forums. We will pay $250 for a completed piece. Pieces will be published on the center’s web site, digitalethics.org.”
  • Interested in leading a workshop at The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, Md.)? The deadline to apply to lead a fall workshop is March 15. Note: “We are especially interested in expanding our online workshop offerings at this time. Online workshop leaders should have a strong online presence (blog, website, Facebook, Twitter) and meet our standard workshop leader qualifications as noted.”
  • February is going by in a flash, and by next Monday, subscribers will have received their copies of the March Practicing Writer newsletter, packed (as usual) with more no-cost competition listings and paying submission calls. If you’re not yet a subscriber, join us! It’s free, and we’ll keep your email address to ourselves.
  • Harvard University (Mass.) seeks a Speech Writer, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE, D.C.) is looking for a Magazine Editor, and Fashion Institute of Technology (N.Y.) has announced an open position for a Staff Writer.
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