Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • Cash, books & journals, and a seal of approval from Joyce Carol Oates are up for literary grabs in the latest Hint Fiction contest. There’s no entry fee, but hurry up with that short-short-short story, because the deadline is April 30. (via @katcop13)
  • From Fly Rod & Reel, for fiction or nonfiction: “The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award is our sport’s exclusive opportunity to get your original manuscript read by fly-fishing-writing professionals and possibly published in FR&R. The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing award carries a $2,000 First Prize, from the John D. Voelker Foundation, sponsor of the award; a Second Place award of $750 will be included this year; Third Place, known as the Rusty Gates Memorial Honorable Mention Award, is $250. The ranks of past winners include Pete Fromm, Seth Norman, Keith McCafferty, Richard Chiappone…” Deadline is May 16, 2011.(via Writing-world)
  • Attention, writers in Scotland! “Biggar Museums Trust Brownsbank Committee, in partnership with Creative Scotland, is offering Brownsbank Cottage as a
    funded retreat
    from June through to September to Scottish-based writers. Retreats may be of one, two, three or four months’ duration.” There is no application fee indicated, and in addition to the retreat space a stipend of GBP 750/month will be awarded. But hurry–applications are due April 29.
  • Before I leave for Boston and The Muse & the Marketplace Conference on Friday, I will be sure to send out the May issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter, as always packed with no-fee competitions and calls for submission (paying calls, only!). If you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up now so you’ll have the weekend to start perusing and pursuing all the possibilities.
  • From Fort Hays State University (Kansas), news of an Assistant Professorship (non tenure-track with possibility of renewal): “An ideal candidate will be able to teach writing courses that are part of the Writing Concentration, a track within the English major that prepares students for professional careers in writing and editing. The standard teaching load in the department is 12 hours per semester and includes freshman composition. PhD preferred. Expertise in the areas of creative nonfiction, composition/rhetoric, long-form narrative, digital media, editing/publishing (print, online, or both), or interdisciplinary work preferred. Nonacademic publications in regional or national venues or a book desired. Candidates are expected to have excellent teaching skills. Ability to support student literary journal or other existing and future projects is welcomed.”
  • Fitchburg State University (Mass.) is advertising for a temporary, one-year Assistant Professor position in Professional Writing: “Teaching responsibilities include Creative Writing, Feature and Magazine Writing, Editing and Publishing, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction Writing, as well first-year writing and Introduction to Speech. A background in Rhetoric and Composition is desirable. Ph.D. and previous college teaching experience required.”
  • Birkbeck College (London) has posted announcements for two positions: Lectureship in Creative Writing (fiction & creative nonfiction) and Lectureship in Creative Writing (poetry).
  • Savannah College of Art & Design (Ga.) seeks a Writer, the University of Michigan is looking for a Senior Writer, and Schoolcraft College (home of The MacGuffin in Michigan) invites applications for a part-time Editorial/Publishing Assistant position.