Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • From @AlgonquinBooks: “We always accept manuscript submissions–here’s how to do it:”
  • Writers living in Los Angeles County: If you can get your application together in the next few days you may want to consider trying for a residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Santa Monica Beach. The residency includes ten weeks (November 15-January 24) to work in a seaside office and confers a $1,500 honorarium. Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010.
  • Attention, Canadian writers! The application deadline for the Berton House Writers’ Retreat residencies (located in Dawson City, Yukon) is October 1, 2010. There is no application fee indicated. Writers are housed (at no cost) in the boyhood home of author Pierre Berton. Award also includes a three-month honorarium of $6,000, plus travel costs. Applicants must have published at least one book and must be “established in any literary creative discipline.”
  • Several paying internships (including one Diversity Internship) are available at the Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C.). Application deadline: October 8, 2010.
  • The 2010 NC State Short Story Contests will be judged by Madison Smartt Bell. Competitions for longer (up to 5000 words) and shorter (up to 1200) words charge no entry fees and award cash prizes. Open to NC residents who have not had a book published. Deadline: October 18, 2010.
  • ‘Tis the season for colleges and universities to post teaching job announcements. Let’s begin with Oklahoma State University, which is looking for an assistant professor in creative writing (creative nonfiction focus) and an associate professor/professor in poetry.
  • Portland State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in creative writing (poetry focus).
  • Christopher Newport University (Va.) seeks an assistant professor of English to teach creative writing (“successful candidates should possess a broad knowledge of creative writing [fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting]”).
  • Framingham State University (Mass.) is looking for an assistant professor of creative writing/first-year writing/literature.
  • Georgia Southern University seeks an assistant professor of creative writing.
  • From St. Lawrence University (N.Y.): “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 2011-2012.”
  • Antioch University-Los Angeles seeks a core faculty member (primary specialty in creative nonfiction) for its low-residency MFA program in creative writing.
  • Colleges and universities offer plenty of opportunities for nonteaching jobs for writers, too. See, for example, Kent State University (Ohio)’s call for a Writer, Marketing Communications; Ithaca College (N.Y.)’s advertisement for a Senior Editor; and
    Columbia University (N.Y.)’s posting for a Science Writer.