Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • For its next e-chapbook, Wordrunner Electronic Chapbooks will consider poetry collections. Pays: $65. No entry/reading fee. Deadline: May 31, 2011. (via
  • The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2011, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, “aims to find the next generation of undiscovered science writing talent” in the U.K. Two entry categories: “professional, funded scientists of postgraduate level and above” and “anyone else with a non-professional interest in science (this includes undergraduate students).” They are not looking for “professional journalists and authors who already write for money.” There is no entry fee indicated. Winning articles from each category will be published and winners will receive a £1,000 prize. “The top 30 shortlisted entrants will also be invited to attend a science writing workshop at the Guardian offices in October 2011.” Deadline: May 20, 2011. (hat tip to @LeneAGary)
  • Here’s a new creative writing residency–in Singapore–open to published writers of any nationality. From the National University of Singapore: “Application for the Creative Writing Residency programme is now open. Created to promote creative writing, this is the first such writing residency in Singapore. It is jointly organised by the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme (NUS USP) and The Arts House (TAH). The residency aims to: 1. Provide time and opportunity for the Resident to complete a written work in English; 2. Generate interaction and critical discussion among potential writers and stimulate new writing from them through mentorship and public programmes. The completed work, which can be fiction or non-fiction, may cover any topic, and should be in one of the following forms; prose, verse, stage play, radio play or screenplay. The work must be of a standard ready for publication and for a public reading/lecture.The residency will be for a period of one year from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012 and the resident will be required to take up residence at Cinnamon College, the USP residential college at National University of Singapore. The resident will receive a monthly stipend of $3,500 as well as a bonus at the end of the residency (which is subject to performance). The resident will be provided with board, lodging, a computer, and supporting peripherals during the tenure of his/her residency.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: May 13, 2011.
  • Would a scholarship help you attend the 2011 Book Blogger Conference? Check out these generous offerings on Babbling About Books, and More and Presenting Lenore. No application fees. Deadlines for both scholarships: April 13, 2011.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a Communications Director, the Council of Foreign Relations (New York) is looking for an Associate Writer (Economics), and National Public Radio (Washington) invites applications for a Books Editor/Producer position.