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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).

  • Submissions for apt‘s print annual close on September 15. “Our print annuals are dedicated entirely to long-form work” (fiction, poetry, essays). Pays: “All contributors with work featured in print issues will receive $50 and one contributor’s copy of the issue in which their work appears.”
  • This quarter’s sonnet-prize competition from The American Aesthetic is open to entries until September 21. Prize: $10. No entry fee. (via Cathy’s Comps & Calls)
  • “Catapult’s online magazine is accepting submissions and pitches for a nonfiction series called ‘At Work.’ We’re looking for narratives about work experiences—whether you’ve worked in a kitchen or in a cubicle, on a ship or underground, with people, animals, or robots, we want to read your story.” Pays: “Writers will receive compensation for accepted pieces.” Deadline: September 30, 2016.
  • Guernica “is looking for applicants to join its inaugural Fellowship class. The program aims to provide deep training in magazine editing and production, coupled with opportunities to work on a dedicated writing or multimedia project with an editor-mentor. Up to five emerging writers, editors and multimedia journalists will be selected for a six-month fellowship.” Pays: “a $750 honorarium.” NB: “We are only able to consider candidates residing in the greater New York area.” (Editor’s note: I checked with Guernica and have received permission to share the following additional info: “We ask that fellows commit to 10-15 hours per week – we are a remote team so there is a great deal of flexibility with regard to hours.”) Deadline: “Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will close by October 1.” No application fee.
  • The Northwest Review of Books is an online magazine of book reviews and literary essays. Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2014, The Northwest Review of Books aims to continue the discussion of valuable literature, whether it is new or old, famous or obscure.” For website submissions (literary essays and book reviews), payment is $80 per published piece; you can query first or submit via the online manager. For its first print issue, the journal invites queries and submissions until October 31. The first print issue will be devoted to translation (both works in translations and works about translation). “All contributors will be compensated for their work; payment will be determined separately for each piece.” (Thanks to @Duotrope for making me aware of this one.)
  • The newly formed Hippocampus Magazine and Press is requesting “true stories inspired by the heyday of radio* for its forthcoming anthology, Air….We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters—tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached. We want Air to be filled with a variety of eras, settings, themes, and voices—we want funny, we want heartfelt, we want adventurous—we’ll consider stories of all kinds, but stories must be true and contributors must be willing to use their real names (identifying details/names of other characters can be changed). We’re looking for stories with compelling characters and a strong sense of place, stories with action and a clear narrative arc — but please don’t be discouraged from submitting if you’ve never written an essay before. We’ll help your story shine should it be selected for publication. We are NOT looking for academic essays about the history or impact of radio.” NB: “*When we say heyday of radio, we’re mostly referring to the pre-digital age. We’d love stories leading up to the early 2000s… before voice-tracking became a thing.” Pays: “$50 + 2 contributor copies upon publication; special pricing on additional copies.” Deadline: February 15, 2017.
  • A postscript to the item just above: “Hippocampus Magazine and Press LLC is looking for its first few book-length works for its small press division.” Categories include: memoirs, essay collections, literary journalism, creativity books, and craft books. (Editor’s note: I checked in and learned via email that payment will include a small advance and royalties.)
  • Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., “one of the most important organizations for U.S. literary arts and letters and the premier space for the cultivation of African American poetry,” is hiring an Executive Director. This position is based in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Orion, a nonprofit bimonthly magazine about nature and culture, seeks a Managing Editor to join our creative and hard-working team.” NB: “This position will be based at either Orion’s Great Barrington, MA or Northampton, MA offices.” (Thanks to @JenMaidenberg for the tip on this one.)
  • “ArtsConnection is expanding its roster and seeks a dynamic, engaging Film Instructor for the Teen Reviewers and Critics Program (TRAC). TRaC is a 10-session arts criticism course for high school students offered weekly during the Fall and Spring. Approximately 90 teens from NYC and NJ, with diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, attend five performances around New York City and learn to engage critically with the work by writing and peer-editing reviews. Teens can apply to one of six sections (dance, theater, music, visual arts, film and multi-arts), each of which is limited to 15 participants. In addition to writing instruction, each course is designed to expand the participants’ literacy of the art form. As our mission is to provide equal access all teens, the TRaC program is FREE for all participants.” Pays: “Compensation starts $50 per hour of instruction, earning up to $3300 per semester.”
  • Minnesota State University Mankato is looking to hire an Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Fiction.
  • Georgia College and State University is also advertising for an Assistant Professor of English/Fiction.
  • From Western Washington University: “The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 2017. This is a position in creative writing, focused on teaching and creative activity in poetry.”
  • Virginia Commonwealth University is looking for an Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Nonfiction.
  • From Ashland University [Ohio]: “The Department of English seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of English to serve as Director of the MFA in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be a writer with strong creative publications, a proven record of successful administrative experience, substantial university teaching experience, and in-depth knowledge of contemporary writing culture. The successful candidate will be responsible for visionary leadership of a dynamic, actively growing program. The MFA Director will have a 12-month contract and teach one undergraduate course, and two MFA courses (one non-residential, one residential) per year.”
  • 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 2017-2018.”
  • From Princeton University [New Jersey]: “The Council of the Humanities welcomes proposals from writers and journalists who wish to teach seminars in journalism as Ferris Professors of Journalism and other kinds of non-fiction related to journalism as McGraw Professors of Writing. Both commuting (part-time) and residential (full-time) positions are available.
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