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Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • To celebrate its launch, Golden Sparrow Literary Review is holding a fee-free poetry contest (you do need to follow the publication on Facebook and/or Twitter to participate). Prize: $500 (via Paypal). Deadline: November 15 (received).
  • “Are you a poet that wants to share your talent with the world? Whether you’re an old hand or a brand new budding poet, we want to hear from you. Enter the Print Express competition and you could be in with a chance to win £150.” Poems must run no longer than 45 lines. Deadline: November 30, 2011. No entry fee.
  • The UNT Rilke Prize is a new annual award of $10,000 “recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.” There is no entry fee. Submissions must be made during the month of November.
  • Tempting promotional opportunity for those with baseball books in the works (received via email): “It’s time for Library Journal to receive your forthcoming new baseball titles for our 2012 Spring Baseball Book Roundup, which will appear in our Feb. 1 issue, as usual. We will provide brief reviews of selected exciting new baseball titles that are publishing from February through June 2012. There’s no need to reply to this email, just send in galleys or advance bound manuscript pages of each new title you’d like us to consider. Please send two copies of each title, and remember as well: No reprints. Only send revised editions if at least 1/3 of the material is brand new. Only books for adults (nonfiction or fiction). No YA or children’s books. With each submission, please include the following information with the hard copy: pub month, ISBN, price, cloth/paper, whether or not there will be an index, illustrations, bibliography. Submissions (remember, in duplicate!) should arrive at LJ by Monday, November 21 at the following address: LJ BASEBALL ROUNDUP/Library Journal Book Review/160 Varick Street, 11th floor/New York, NY 10013 Thanks! Margaret Heilbrun, Senior Editor, Library Journal Book Review mheilbrun(at)mediasourceinc(dot)com.”
  • Paid internship (telecommuting permitted) with the National Press Foundation. Work involves interviewing journalists on journalism practice.
  • Berklee College of Music (Boston) seeks a Communications Editor/Writer, DoSomething.org (New York) is looking for a “Superstar” Assistant Editor, and Bryant University (R.I.) invites applications for a Writer/Editor.
  • From the latest Grub Street, Inc., newsletter: “Grub Street is looking for some new instructors in some very specific areas. Do you have experience producing online book trailers? Building literary apps? Have you self-published your book to some success and would you be willing to help others navigate that process? If so, please submit an application to Chris via our website.”
  • SO much to share today. For a batch of college/university teaching jobs for writers, please continue after the jump.

  • From Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.): “Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a teacher, writer, and scholar for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction and expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts.”
  • “The English Department at the University of Indianapolis seeks candidates to fill a position of Assistant Professor with MFA and/or PhD to teach Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2012.”
  • “SUNY Potsdam’s English and Communication Department is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of English. This is a tenure-track position in Creative Writing – Fiction.”
  • “The Iowa Writers’ Workshop seeks a poet of national prominence for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have a distinguished record of book publication and substantial experience teaching poetry, preferably at the graduate level. Genuine interest in the work of student writers is essential. We will consider splitting the position: two individuals each at half-time. Start date is Fall, 2012.”
  • From Ohio Northern University: “The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in poetry. We seek a student-oriented creative writer who can teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Advanced and Intermediate Poetry, Modernism, and general education composition and literature courses. 4/4 load or the equivalent load with co-curricular course substitutions for publication advising.”
  • From Columbia University (New York): “The MFA Writing Program seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing (tenure track research faculty) or an Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Writing to teach literary translation and to direct Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) beginning Fall 2012. The Program seeks candidates who are either literary translators or writer/translators of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The responsibilities of the director of LTAC include collaboration with the Program Chair on course development, student advising, special events, expanding LTAC’s presence in the field of literary translation, and acting as adviser to the School’s global programs. The Writing Program aims to attract literary translators and writer/translators with significant publications at the national level who are experienced and dedicated teachers.”
  • “The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College [Mass.] seeks to fill the position of Department Chair, with the appointment at senior rank depending on experience and qualifications. The appointment begins August 15, 2012. We invite applications and nominations of candidates with a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) or the professional equivalent in creative writing, literary studies, or publishing. We are looking for candidates with strengths in academic leadership, program development, and administration. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of professional accomplishment and significant publications, as well as evidence of teaching excellence.
  • From St. Mary’s College of California:”Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Workshop/Tutorial in nonfiction and serves the Saint Mary’s College literary, typically giving one public reading, participating in the MFA Program’s afternoon conversation series and meeting regularly with students. Candidates should also be comfortable in a small classroom teaching environment that is student-centered with an interactive learning style. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed by its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.”
  • “The English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice [New York] invites applications for three Lecturer positions to join our expanding writing program. In addition to 100 and 200 level composition courses, faculty would be expected to teach in one of the following areas: rhetoric, professional and legal writing, English as a second language, writing in the disciplines, journalism and creative non-fiction, and/or writing for digital media.”
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