Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • The Disabled Shop Blog is running a blogging competition: “Enter now and win the chance to become a paid blogger writing about disability and disability products AND £250 in cash.” There is no entry fee, and the deadline for submissions is December 18, 2010. NB: I discovered this contest in a list of nonfiction-focused writing competitions (some do charge fees) that Ann Goldberg mentioned on Twitter.
  • Last call for submissions: “You requested it, and we complied: Issue seven of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Courtroom and will contain stories and poems from the legal worker’s point of view (lawyers, judges, court reporters, bailiffs, and so on). Your story should be set anywhere legal work is performed, but we are not looking for stories about court cases or whodunits. Drop us a line if you have a question.” Deadline is December 1, 2010 (Wednesday). Pays: “Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested). We will consider previously published material.”
  • THE WAITING ROOM is a magazine designed to entertain, educate, bring insight and humor into waiting rooms throughout the country. Our content is unique and varied, as are our contributors. We publish original fiction, essays, humor, art, cartoons, poetry and recipes from both published and unpublished authors and artists. Quality is our only criteria.” Pays: “Payment is $20/for stories, articles or essays – $10/poem $10/art pieces or photos, plus one contributors copy.” (via
  • “We are delighted to announce that entries for the Rossica Translation Prize 2011 are now open. The Rossica Prize is the only prize awarded for the best new translation of a high-quality Russian literary work into English. Literary work must be written in Russian by any author, present or past, and published in English in 2009 and 2010. The prize is open to works published in any country. The value of the prize is £5,000 divided between the winning translator and the publisher.” No entry fee indicated. Deadline: December 31, 2010.
  • From Eckerd College (Fla.): “Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, renewable contract, to start in September, 2011, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Teach seven courses per academic year, to include four courses in the Eckerd College Program for Experienced Learners (our adult education program) and three courses in the residential undergraduate college….We are looking for a writer of fiction and plays. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of beginning, intermediate, and advanced fiction courses, one-act play, the short comic sketch, the full length play, etc. The ability to teach screenwriting is also welcome.”
  • From Roosevelt University (Ill.): “The Department of Literature and Languages at Roosevelt University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be a creative writer with primary specialization in Fiction and secondary specialization in either Creative Nonfiction or Poetry.”
  • The Harvard School of Public Health (Mass.) seeks a Senior Writer/Project Manager, Stanford University (Calif.) is looking for a Writer and Communications Manager, and Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for a Staff Writer.