Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

So much to share with you from my recent days in Washington at the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. For now, I’ll limit myself to some competitions and jobs I discovered via the conference program, flyers, and Bookfair offerings (and I’ll round out today’s post with a few items I’ve come across outside the conference, too).

  • The Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize is an exciting new award “to support the publication of a second or third full-length collection of poems by a Latino or Latina poet. The winning poet will receive $1000, a contract from Red Hen Press and, upon publication of the winning book, an invitation to give a reading in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.” But wait–there’s more: “The Ragdale Foundation will offer a two-week residency to the poet in the year the winning book appears. Letras Latinas will also set aside a modest fund to help defray travel costs associated with further promotion of the winning book.” This competition will award its prize biennially. The inaugural deadline is January 15, 2012, and there is no entry fee.
  • The Common Review Annual Short Story Prize is now open for submissions (but not for long: deadline on February 15). The competition awards cash prizes (first prize: $400 and publication, second prize: $200, and third prize: $150). No entry fee is indicated. “All prize winners, plus two honorable mentions, will receive a free copy of The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus and a one-year subscription to The Common Review.”
  • “Applications are now being accepted for the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative, a fellowship for young journalists to write in-depth stories about modern manifestations of anti-Semitism and other deeply-ingrained prejudices. A project of the independent Jewish bimonthly Moment Magazine and honoring Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by terrorists in 2002, the fellowship will fund ($5,000), support, edit and publish a worthy project selected by a distinguished panel of journalists. Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 38; deadline is March 15. Details at”
  • The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing for the academic year 2011-2012, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We are looking for a writer who specializes in poetry and has additional interests in fiction and/or cross-genre work.
  • The William and Mary Alumni Association (Va.) seeks a Director of Alumni Communications, Ithaca College (N.Y.) is looking for a Senior Editor, and Ocean Conservancy (D.C.) invites applications for a Senior Writer.
  • 4 thoughts on “Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

    1. Sandra says:

      I don’t see any guidelines for submitting to the Common Review contest, other than only by mail, and the only email contact I find is for submitting a letter. Do you know anymore about it?

    2. Erika Dreifus says:

      Sandra, I see what you see. The guidelines seemed pretty complete to me, but you’re right that it seems submissions must be made via postal mail. On the sidebar, you can click “contact us” for general contact information. Good luck.

    3. Great to see you at the conference, Erika. Hope you enjoyed it.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Wonderful to see you, too, John. Have not yet caught up on the blogs. Look forward to seeing posts from you & S w/your respective takes!

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