Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • needs Success Stories. “Have a Freelance Success Story to share? We pay $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we’re very flexible. Our guidelines are here:”
  • From Sage Cohen: “Would you love to take the Poetry for the People Level 1 or Level 2 class starting in January but can’t afford it? Then you qualify for The Poetry for the People Scholarship. And the time to apply is now….I’ll be accepting applications for the Poetry for the People Scholarship from Thursday, December 16 through Friday, December 31. The scholarship recipient for each class will be chosen based on the following criteria: demonstrated past effort, need, and enthusiasm as determined by Sage Cohen.” There is no entry fee, and each scholarship (one for the Level 1 class and one for Level 2) is a full scholarship. (I’ve taken both of these classes, and I can attest that they’re fabulous.)
  • A forthcoming Madonna anthology seeks submissions from women writers: “I’m looking for sharp women-authored nonfiction essay submissions for a new anthology (to be published by Soft Skull Press in winter 2012) about our favorite freaky feminist singer/artist/’Sex’-er/mother/material girl: Madonna. She’s been such a powerful, iconic cultural figure for the past 27 years (!). For women and girls in America, it’s almost impossible not have been influenced, in some way, by her media presence. I want to hear how Madonna has changed your life. Love her or hate her, you probably have an opinion. Whether you think she’s a genius marketing maven, a pioneering feminist businesswoman or little more than a very rich stripper, I want to hear your perspectives. How did her work affect your feelings, your mindset, your sexuality, your ambitions? How did seeing her videos on MTV change the way you thought about growing up female? How did your parents react when they heard you singing the lyrics to ‘Like a Virgin’ at the dinner table? What was it like the first time you saw her perform live? What about her pisses you off to no end? I don’t care if you love her or loathe her. Just own a strong point of view, and write your essay in an honest, thoughtful, engaging fashion. Having a very specific, unique, or unexpected angle is a plus!” Pays: “a small stipend ($TBD) upon publication” and two copies. Deadline: February 15, 2011. (via Susan Johnston’s UrbanMuseWriter Twitter feed)
  • From Holland Park Press (U.K.): “To celebrate the release of Arnold Jansen op de Haar’s King of Tuzla, Holland Park Press is holding a short story writing competition, because often fiction describes reality more truthfully than an item on the evening news. The task: You are asked to write a short story set in a conflict zone. The story should not contain more than one thousand words.The story can take place anywhere in the world and be set in the past or present but not in the future.” Prize: £100 and online publication. No entry fee. Deadline: December 31, 2010. (via
  • “The Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible advanced assistant professor or tenured associate professor in creative nonfiction/environmental writing, to start August 2011.We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate level in the creative writing program and in other English programs such as Literature or Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, if appropriate. Publications must include at least one book from a reputable press. A secondary expertise in poetry or fiction is also welcome, but not required.”
  • “The Brief-Residency MFA Program and the Department of English & Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University seek applications from fiction writers for an entry level, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in creative writing. Though we seek a fiction writer for this position, we will consider applications from writers who specialize in creative nonfiction, as long as these applicants can demonstrate the ability to teach graduate workshops in both fiction and nonfiction.”
  • Rhode Island College is looking for an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing-Fiction) (click “Faculty Positions”). Prefers “some college teaching experience; subfield in literary nonfiction and/or young adult creative writing” as well as “experience supervising the production of an undergraduate literary journal; willingness eventually to play a significant role in program promotion and administration.”
  • Wright State University seeks a Public Relations Writer, George Washington University (D.C.) is looking for an Electronic Communications Writer/Editor, and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President plans to hire a Speechwriter.
  • One thought on “Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

    1. Sage Cohen says:

      Thanks so much for spreading the word about the P4P scholarships, Erika! And thanks for this incredible service that you have been providing for so long to writers…

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