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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).

  • New fellowship opportunity: “Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, designers, graphic novelists, film makers, performers, directors, and performance artists — this list is not meant to be exhaustive — who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.” NB: “While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus. A $75,000 salary is provided.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: February 15, 2013.
  • “The Great Plains Writers’ Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, invites submissions to the first annual Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award. The award is meant to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise. The winner will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr. Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have published no more than three creative works in distributed periodicals may submit materials in fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum). There is no application fee.” Deadline: January 15, 2013. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • “The Charlotte Observer is seeking a paid reporting intern to cover the arts for online and print. The reporter will work with the Observer’s arts staff covering a range of news and feature stories on the Charlotte-area’s thriving arts scene. Duties include reporting and writing about local people and organizations, including visual art, theater, pop music, classical music, and dance. Applicants must have journalism writing experience, and a background or interest in the arts (any discipline), and be proficient or experienced in social media, reporting and producing videos and online publishing.”
  • “The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative nonfiction. The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2013 semester (August 26-December 20). The resident writer will also give a public reading and work informally with our English majors. We are looking for a writer with publications of fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. You will be expected to live in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2013 semester. Benefits and housing are not included.”
  • Franklin Pierce University (N.H.) is advertising for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing.
  • Washburn University’s [Kansas] English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a qualified candidate for tenure-track Assistant Professor position as Creative Nonfiction writer to join a vital writing program, with well-published colleagues in fiction and poetry, beginning August 2013 (pending funding availability).
  • “Hampshire College, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “to make Hampshire College into a ‘language-learning community, where students are motivated to integrate the exploration of a world language into their individualized program of studies,” seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow in Translation for a year appointment starting in fall 2013.”
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