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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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).

  • Summer-issue deadline for Contrary, a “journal of popular discontent,” is June 1. Pays: “For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission.”
  • Scholarship opportunities for poets from The Frost Place include the 2016 Latin@ Scholarship and the 2016 Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African-American Poets. No application fees. Deadline for both opportunities: May 31, 2016. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • The Stone Court Writer-in-Residence program “hopes to attract young writers from a variety of regions of the U.S. For the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 residencies, preference will be given to those writers bringing a distinctive Western (e.g. the Mountain States) or Southern voice to their work. The program is open to those who are pursuing or have completed a graduate degree in creative writing or who have completed an undergraduate creative writing degree in the last five years.” No application fee. Deadline: May 30, 2016.
  • Moment, “known for first-rate journalism on topics important to the Jewish community,” is looking for an Editorial Fellow. Apply by May 30.
  • “The Academy of American Poets, the nonprofit organization that produces Poets.org, National Poetry Month, Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine, among other programs, seeks an Advertising & Marketing Associate. This full-time position, which is based in New York City, reports to the executive director and is responsible for securing digital and print advertising for Poets.org and American Poets magazine, and literary sponsors for National Poetry Month. This position also helps implement promotion for the organization and its programs. The primary goal of this position is to help other magazines, presses, conferences, organizations and businesses promote their books and programs to the poets and poetry readers who rely on the Academy of American Poets for information.
  • “Library of America (LOA) seeks a motivated and highly organized Development Associate to serve as an integral member of the development team as we serve our mission in new and exciting ways and raise the visibility of the organization as a vital cultural institution.”
  • Note this call for op-ed writing workshop facilitators (NYC, Los Angeles, Austin, London).
  • Tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Central Oklahoma: “Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper-division and master’s-level courses in poetry writing, introductory creative writing, and English composition.”
  • “The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for two fulltime, visiting positions in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2016. Expertise in fiction desired, with additional expertise in nonfiction or poetry preferred. Teaching responsibilities consist of two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will also advise two theses per year, help plan and attend the reading series, and be part of a growing, lively department of scholars and writers. This is a multiyear position. The person hired will, as such, be eligible for renewal for an additional year, based on performance.”
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