Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities
“The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation offers its fourth annual summer fiction-writing seminar in historic Sozopol in Bulgaria. Fiction writers from Bulgaria and fiction writers from English-speaking countries, including but not limited to the U.S. and the U.K., are invited to apply. A total number of ten applicants will be selected for participation and funding.” No application fee. Deadline: February 15, 2011.
New prize in German-to-English literary translation: The Frederick & Grace Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators. Open to college students and translators under the age of 35 who have not published or are under contract for a book-length translation. Applicants must live in the U.S., and will be required to translate a literary text that will be made available upon request from the Goethe-Institut New York. Prize includes a $2,500 award. No application fee indicated. Deadline: February 28, 2011. (via ALTA_USA)
For our practicing writers in the U.K.: How would you like to earn a bit of money for writing a letter of complaint? Check out this monthly competition, which awards prizes of £30. (And also take a look at the list where I found the competition in the first place, over on the Mistakes Writers Make blog. It’s a nice resource for nonfiction writers, especially those based in the U.K.)
The New School (N.Y.) is advertising for two visiting associate professorships in writing (fiction).
The University of Central Missouri is looking for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing: “The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), significant publications, and outstanding promise as a writer and teacher. Past editorial experience is essential. Duties will include teaching composition, survey literature, and all levels of creative writing, as well as editorial responsibilities at Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and Pleiades Press. Teaching load is 4-4 with the possibility of a course reduction for work on Pleiades.”
Denison University (Ohio) “seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction. Ability to teach introductory creative writing classes is required, with capabilities in poetry and nonfiction. The 3/3 teaching assignment may include introductory and advanced creative-writing courses, first-year writing, a literature course in the candidate’s field, and supervision of senior creative-writing projects.”
Plymouth State University (N.H.) seeks a staff writer/editor. Weill Cornell Medical College (N.Y.) is looking for an assistant editorial specialist. And the American College of Nurse-Midwives (Md.) has posted a call for a part-time writer and editor (30 hrs./week).