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Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee contests/competitions and paying gigs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • You’ll have to act pretty fast to take advantage of this U.K.-based residency opportunity: “ArtFunkl is delighted to offer the new Scribus series of Residencies for writers or digital media artists. This is part of a long term plan to expand the scope and number of residencies taking place at ArtFunkl, in order to create a more diverse community of connections, both within the ArtFunkl network, and within the environment of the city of Manchester.” The next deadline is August 20. NB: Although there’s no application fee, there IS a studio/room fee of £109 per week.
  • And you’ll need to hurry (deadline is August 15) if you want to apply for one of Salon.com’s assistant editor positions. “These are full-time entry level positions offering benefits and based in New York City. Applicants should… specify an interest in politics, the arts, general news and/or pop culture.”
  • For our Canadian friends: “Hagios Press is now welcoming submission of proposals for manuscripts of literary non-fiction. Hagios Press is asking for samples from book-length of literary nonfiction which could include personal essays, and memoirs. Hagios Press is interested literary non-fiction manuscripts covering a broad range of issues and themes.” Deadline is August 31.
  • In case you missed it, the August issue of The Practicing Writer, which went out to subscribers almost two weeks ago, contains the usual generous helpings of no-fee contest info and paying calls for submissions.
  • “Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) partners with public high schools and middle schools in the Brooklyn community to offer academic support, college access, social justice, health and wellness and arts-based programs to work with Brooklyn youth. The main hub for BCCP is the Brooklyn College Art Lab (BCAL) located on the Brooklyn College campus. We currently offer workshops in video and new media, visual arts, music, dance, theater and performance, writing, culinary arts, and meditation. Our youth development philosophy and practice is student-centered and dialogue and experience-based. BCCP is offering an open call to hire interdisciplinary teaching artists who have the capacity to facilitate workshops in at least two artistic disciplines. It’s an advantage if one is in media (digital video, photo, web and social media design, or graphic design), but not absolutely necessary.”
  • “Street Poets Inc. is looking for poets/teachers with a deep personal understanding of the transformational healing power of the creative process and a passion for mentoring youth (middle and high school age). The Teaching Artist is responsible for facilitating poetry writing workshops in South Los Angeles area schools on a part-time hourly basis – using the Street Poets curriculum and their own poetry. In addition, the Teaching Artist will be responsible for providing a link from the classroom to the larger Street Poets community.”
  • Salisbury University (Md.) is looking for an Assistant Professor in English (creative writing-fiction) and for an Assistant Professor in English (creative writing-poetry).
  • “The MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative nonfiction at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2013.”
  • From Montclair State University (N.J.): “Opening for a one-year creative writing instructor/assistant professor position in poetry and either creative non-fiction or fiction; secondary interest in contemporary literature or other area appropriate to an English department.”
  • Victoria University (New Zealand) seeks a Lecturer in Creative Writing.
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