Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • There’s an early deadline in place for submissions for Contrary Magazine‘s fall issue. Get your work in to this “journal of unpopular discontent” by August 1! Pays: “For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission. Reviews and Contrary Blog posts are usually unpaid. Domestic payments are made by check or Paypal. International payments will only be sent through Paypal.”
  • The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. ‘Place’ may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fresh, original and meaningful take on the topic.” Prize: $1,000 and publication. No entry fee indicated. Submissions: September 5 – November 5, 2011. (hat tip: Anna Leahy)
  • The ArLiJo Poetry Award competition is limited to entrants who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region, defined as Virginia, West Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, or Pennsylvania. Prize includes publication and a $100 honorarium if the winning poet attends a celebratory reading on Sunday, October 23 and reads his/her poem. No entry fee indicated. Deadline: September 30, 2011. (via MagnaPoets)
  • Month at the Museum™ is back! The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) is once again searching for a roommate to live in the Museum for a month, experience the adventure of a lifetime–and take home $10,000.” Reporting on one’s adventure is part of the gig: “We’re looking for a good communicator. Excellent writing skills are a must. Having some experience with speaking in public, media interviews and blogging would be ideal. An outgoing nature will help when you’re interacting with our guests and making public appearances. For your reporting via blog, Twitter and online video, it’s also a plus to possess some Web savvy and photography skills.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: July 22, 2011 (received). (hat tip to @LisaRomeo)
  • Attention, writers in Washington State: “The Arts Innovator Award is an unrestricted award of $25,000 given annually to two Washington State generative artists of all disciplines who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice.” In addition, “two artists will be selected to receive Arts Innovator Special Recognition Awards of $2,500 each.” No entry fee indicated. Deadline: July 25, 2011. (via WomenArts)
  • If you haven’t yet seen our July Practicing Writer newsletter, it is packed (as usual) with no-fee competitions and paying calls for submission.
  • Northeastern University (Mass.) seeks an Acknowledgment Writer, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (N.Y.) is looking for an Administrative Director, and Providence College (R.I.) is advertising for a Writer.