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Monday Markets 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).

  • Not much time left to enter the “Heroes of Geriatric Care” competition from the John A. Hartford Foundation: “We need heroic stories! We need stories that convey how a person with geriatric expertise (in any profession and discipline) can save the day when those without couldn’t get the job done; where special knowledge and hard-won skill in geriatric training programs make a difference in peoples’ lives. Enter our contest by April 15th and share your heroic story of exemplary geriatric care. The top prize winner will receive $3,000 and your story will be shared widely.” NB: “Stories must be true….” There is no entry fee. A second prize ($1,000) and third prize ($500) will be awarded.
  • The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md., is currently taking applications for its Emerging Writer Fellowship program. “We welcome submissions from writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences in the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Emerging Writer Fellows will be featured at The Writer’s Center as part of a special celebration and reading. Fellows living within a 250-mile radius of the center will receive a $250 honorarium, and all others will receive $500.” There is no application fee, and the deadline is May 3, 2013.
  • “Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Though Recommended Reading features original fiction as well as reprints, we will only consider previously unpublished stories during our spring submission period. Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially the first issue in every volume, in which we showcase original fiction recommended by Electric Literature. Recommended Reading publishes fiction ranging in length from 2,000 to 10,000 words, and pays each contributor $300.” Current submission period closes May 1. (via @bookfox)
  • “Earlham College [Ind,] invites applicants for a one-year visiting assistant professor for the 2013-14 academic year with the ability to teach Creative Writing, as well as general education and literature courses in the applicant’s specialty. The position is renewable for up to two additional years.” (via David Ebenbach)
  • “SUNY Potsdam invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing — Poetry.”
  • The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University (Ohio) is looking for a Program Manager, and Other Press (New York) is advertising for a Publicity/Marketing Assistant.
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    1. This is wonderful. Thank you!!

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