Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • New contest from Shenandoah:The Bevel Summers Prize in the Short Short Story is open to all authors of stories of up to 1,000 words.” Prize: $250 plus publication in Shenandoah‘s first online issue. No entry fee. Deadline: March 31, 2011 (received).
  • On a related note: The Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets is awarded by Shenandoah and the Virginia Poetry Center “for a single poem by a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia. The winning poem will be published in Shenandoah, and the author will receive broadside copies of the poem to be published by the Virginia Poetry Center.” Entries must be postmarked in November. No entry fee.
  • The 4th Annual Micro Award will recognize a published work of prose fiction written in English (maximum 1,000 words). Submission deadline is December 31, 2010, and there’s a prize of $500. No fee to enter. (via Pam Casto’s Flash Fiction Flash newsletter)
  • Are you a blogging college student? You might be able to win a $10,000 scholarship! Deadline: October 21, 2010. No entry fee indicated. (via @Tayari)
  • Mentioned late last week on my other blog: Moment magazine is looking for student bloggers. Apply by October 10. No application fee.
  • Teaching job announcements: The Department of English at East Carolina University [N.C.] seeks applicants for a position in Poetry Writing at the assistant or associate professor level; the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati invites applications from distinguished fiction writers for an open rank position; the English Department at the University of South Alabama seeks applications for tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with a specialization in Screen Writing, Playwriting, and/or Creative Non-Fiction; the Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction; the Department of English at Augsburg College (Minn.) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in film and creative writing (with experience teaching expository writing); the English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position with a primary emphasis in Creative Writing-Poetry at the rank of Assistant Professor (desired secondary emphases include fiction writing, screenwriting, and film studies); and at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, “a probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Creative Writing.”
  • Not all the jobs for writers are for teachers. See also: a Researcher/Writer position with The HistoryMakers (Chicago), an Associate Communications Editor listing at Haverford College (Pa.), and a job for a Senior Writer/Senior Editor at Suffolk University (Mass.).
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