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Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

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

  • First up: The latest issue of the WritersMarket.com newsletter listed three book publishers that are open to (unagented) submissions: The Permanent Press, which publishes “literary fiction, and occasionally non-fiction”; River City Publishing, which features Southern writers/stories; and Arte Público Press, which publishes “contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic (Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and others) cultural issues and themes. Arte Público also is interested in reference works and non-fiction studies, especially of Hispanic civil rights, women’s issues and history.”
  • And speaking of presses, there’s a new one to let you know about: the CUNY Journalism Press. “The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has launched a new academic press to publish books related to journalism, Dean Stephen Shepard announced Sunday, Oct. 14. Shepard said the new imprint will publish 3-5 books per year, beginning in 2013. ‘We think that publishing more thoughtful, insightful books about journalism at this critical time in the history of news and information is important for journalists, important for writers and, especially, important for readers,’ Dean Shepard said.” Check the website for more information and proposal information.
  • It never hurts to check in with the Chicken Soup for the Soul website to check the list of anthology projects in the works. (Thanks for the reminder, Writer Abroad.)
  • “The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and up to three scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—or in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course. Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars.” NB: If you’re applying in the “post-MFA” capacity, you must be a recent degree recipient, since “only those with degrees granted in 2012, or to be granted in 2013, are eligible to apply.” Application deadline is November 15, 2012, and there’s no app fee. (NB: As a reminder, you’ll find lots more post-MFA fellowships listed here.)
  • The Writers Guild of Alberta (Canada) seeks a part-time Program Assistant, NetGalley is looking to add a UK-based Community Manager, and The New Victory Theater (New York) is advertising for a PR Associate.
  • Mediabistro is looking for a dynamic, spirited instructor to teach a new class on Crime Novel Writing online this winter. Class meets for 8 weeks and will teach students how put together a draft and pitch their book to agents and editors. Ideal candidate is either a published author with a large audience, or an editor or agent.” (Site registration required to access full announcement.)
  • “The Creative Writing Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University is seeking distinguished writers for a potential part-time opening in poetry. The position is one or two semester appointments. The position will begin in February 2013.”
  • Once again, there are plenty of other college-level teaching job announcements this week. Please keep reading to discover them.

    • “Muhlenberg College [Penn.] invites applications for a two-year [Visiting Lecturer] position in creative writing beginning Fall 2013….Requirements for the position include an MFA in creative writing or equivalent degree, publications, and commitment to teaching. Candidates must be qualified to teach courses in poetry, other genres, and online publishing.”
    • From Colby College [Maine]: “Applications are invited for a one-year sabbatical replacement, for the 2013-2014 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, from candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and publications in the field of creative writing, poetry.”
    • “California University of Pennsylvania invites applications for this tenure-track faculty position. Published poet to teach upper and lower division creative writing, lower division literature and first year composition….Desired candidates with professional experience as editors of print or online newspapers, magazines or books.”
    • Job posting from the University of South Florida: “Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Poetry/Creative Nonfiction Writing. Tenure-line….Senior candidates should have significant book publications. Teaching will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in both Poetry and Creative Nonfiction. 2/2 teaching assignment.”
    • “Weber State University’s [Utah] Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in poetry writing. The position will begin in August 2013.” Req. #08078, if you need it.
    • “Westminster College [Utah] invites applications for an assistant professor in Fiction Writing. Teaching responsibilities (24 credits a year) will include multi-genre introductions to creative writing, intermediate workshops in fiction, senior thesis seminars, and courses in composition and introduction to literature. Other courses, for example workshops in creative non-fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and environmental writing, are possible.”
    • “The Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University [Texas] seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing. The successful candidate must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by time of appointment, a record of substantial publications, and demonstrated teaching excellence. We are primarily looking for a fiction writer with a secondary interest in nonfiction. Experience teaching multicultural literature, technical writing, or courses involving digital technology is a plus.”
    • “The Department of English and Writing, in the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa [Fla.] seeks a candidate for a one-year, renewable term as Assistant Professor of English in first-year writing and creative writing (fiction) to begin August 2013.”
    • “The Department of English at Macalester College [Minn.] invites applications for an assistant, associate, or full professorship in prose Creative Writing, starting Fall 2013. We are especially interested in candidates committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue major writing projects as well as to help sustain, as appropriate, the College’s emphases on multiculturalism, internationalism, and service. Requirements for the position include: a terminal degree in creative writing, at least one published book, and successful teaching experience.”
    • Bowling Green State University (Ohio) is looking for an Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. “The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2014; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; 2) at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; and 3) evidence of outstanding teaching.”
    • “The Scripps College Writing Program (Calif.) seeks two distinguished visiting writers for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing, one during the spring semester of 2014 and the other during the spring semester of 2015. The successful candidates will serve as Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (from mid-January to mid-May). Teaching responsibilities include one writing workshop in the area of his or her choice as well as a presentation of his or her work at two public events. We are looking for candidates with critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability.”
    • “The MFA program at Rutgers-Camden [N.J.] is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in creative nonfiction (CNF), at least one book of CNF from a nationally recognized press and either a second book or an outstanding record of journal publication in a secondary genre. The candidate will be a member of a research-based English department with teaching responsibilities in the MFA, MA, and undergraduate programs. In addition to supervision of graduate theses and participation in our Writers in Camden program of visiting writers, the candidate will serve on the editorial board of our award-winning literary magazine StoryQuarterly.”

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    1. Wow Erika – it’s like a double-dose Monday! Certainly enough to keep us busy for the week (and beyond..) Thanks!

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