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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: No Fees to Apply. Paying Gigs.

dollar-sign-mdMonday 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).

  • Attention, North Carolina writers! North Carolina State University administers free-to-enter contests, including, currently, in fiction (short fiction and short-short fiction). Cash prizes are awarded. Deadline: October 12, 2015.
  • “FitCat Publishing is accepting submissions for volume 2 of our award-winning book Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. As with the first volume, it will feature 12 stories, all written in First Person Cat (in other words, through the eyes of the rescued cats), and a portion of the profits will go to cat rescue. The book is tentatively scheduled to be published in January, 2017.” Pays: “The pay will be $150 for each story, with a bonus if the book sells over a certain number.” Check the detailed guidelines. Deadline: October 31, 2015. (via Selene MacLeod)
  • “Pacific Standard and the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy offer a one-year paid editorial fellowship, running from January through December. We are currently accepting applications for 2016.”
  • University Book Store (Seattle) seeks an Events Associate/Outreach Coordinator.
  • “The Fordham University (New York) English department invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction writing and the practices of publishing, to begin in Fall 2016. This position is to be based at our Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus, though the successful candidate will teach both there and on the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus.”
  • “The Department of English and Theatre and the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University invite applications for an assistant professorship, with a specialization in creative writing (fiction). The successful candidate will hold an MFA or Ph.D., have a published book or substantial publications in fiction, specialize in fiction writing, and show evidence of the ability to teach in another genre: creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrid forms. Expertise in one or more of the following is strongly preferred: Young Adult, LGBT, African-American, Asian-American, Native American, Latino/a, Caribbean, or other under-represented world literatures.”
  • “Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in English specializing in creative writing: fiction, with ability to teach fiction at beginning and advanced levels, as well as introductory multi-genre courses. This position will begin in August 2016.”
  • From the University of Montevallo (Alabama): “Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Creative Writing with a specialty in fiction.
  • “The department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College [Massachusetts] seeks a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence to teach fiction writing in the department’s thriving graduate program.”
  • “The low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Augsburg College invites applications for part-time positions as Instructors in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry, and screenwriting for 2016-17.”
  • From St. Lawrence University (New York): “Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2016-2017.”
  • Helpful hint for those seeking college/university positions teaching creative writing: The MLA Job Information List is back for the new academic year. You can create a free account and search for jobs (listings are updated every Friday) on your own.
  • Quick note: I’ll be observing the Yom Kippur holiday on Wednesday, so there will be no “midweek notes” this week. See you back here on the blog on Friday.

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