Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • First things first. Our March Practicing Writer newsletter is now available (went out to subscribers over the weekend). You’ll find numerous no-cost competitions and paying calls in it. Go take a look, if you haven’t already seen it.
  • Susan Bernofsky’s Translationista blog alerts us to fellowships to help beginning translators attend the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association. No application fee indicated. Deadline: May 15, 2011.
  • Mark your calendars: Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) will receive submissions for its next print anthology of short fiction and poetry between June 1, 2011, and September 1, 2011. “Stories must be set in Mississippi and clearly capture a Southern tone.” Will consider previously published work. Pays: “GCWA will pay $25.00 and one copy OR five free copies to contributors whose work is selected for one-time publication rights.”
  • The TEAK Fellowship (N.Y.) is looking for a Summer Institute Humanities Teacher. “The curriculum seeks to improve the students’ writing and critical reading skills, and build a strong foundation for high school Humanities courses in rigorous academic environments. A syllabus has been created based on the theme of ‘American Voices’ however there is flexibility to make some modifications.”
  • “The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks a creative, innovative individual with significant professional accomplishment to serve as the founding Director of a new low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. This is a 12-month administrative position with teaching responsibilities, to begin June 1, 2011.”
  • “Lander University, a public comprehensive university in the upstate region of South Carolina, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track, Assistant Professor in English….The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD or equivalent) with a concentration in creative writing, and outstanding promise as a writer and teacher. Duties will include teaching composition, all levels of creative writing, as well as teaching other writing and composition classes.”
  • The University of Maryland seeks a Speechwriter/Communications Specialist, the University of New Mexico is looking for a Technical Writer, and the National League of Cities (D.C.) plans to hire a Writer/Editor.
  • And last, but definitely not least: You can still win a free copy of my short-story collection, Quiet Americans. One last giveaway (for now, at least) over on the Guide to Literary Agents blog.