Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

Let’s try out a different format for these Monday morning posts, shall we? Please let me know what you think. Is this format more user-friendly than what we’ve presented in the past?

  • Witness, a literary journal now based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has announced revised submission guidelines, including a call for submissions on the theme of “Disaster.” Pays: “$25 for every 1,500 words of prose and $25 per poem, for both print and online work.”
  • The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award (McSweeney’s) gives a grant “to aid a young woman writer of 32 years or younger” who embodies the personal strengths of Amanda Davis and who needs some time to finish a book in progress. Deadline: December 1, 2010. No application fee.
  • Also from McSweeney’s: The Second Annual Columnist Contest is open to submissions until this Friday, September 10. “Our site is known for printing funny things, but columns need not be comic in nature. They just need to be interesting reading.” No fees. Cash prizes and contracts to the winners.
  • Poetry Competition (no entry fee) from the Genomics Policy and Research Forum, requiring a poem (no more than 50 lines) on the theme of “improving the human.” Cash prizes, publication, and an evening of poetry readings based on the winning entries (hosted by the Scottish Poetry Library). Deadline: October 7, 2010.
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction), Bucknell University
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (poetry), University of Minnesota
  • Some nonteaching jobs for writers: Writer/Client Manager at Macalaster College (Minn.), Writer at Boston College, Director of Communications at Rhodes College (Tenn.).

6 thoughts on “Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  1. Chryselle says:

    Hi Erika,

    The new bullet-point listing is quite user-friendly and allows the eye to scroll down without much of a break. As usual, some really interesting links. I always find lots of new people/sites to visit when I come by here.


  2. Chloe says:

    This is great!

  3. Tanya says:

    Great new layout, I agree!

    But the link to the Amanda Davis award is a broken link. Here’s the correct one:

    Thanks Erika.

  4. Erika Dreifus says:

    Thank you all for the feedback, and thank you especially, Tanya, for the correction.

  5. Hi Erika,

    Love the new format –easier on the eye and brain!

    Mazel tov on your new book. Sounds intriguing.

    Wishing you and yours a Shana Tova.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks so much, Arlene, and a Happy New Year to you and yours, too!

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