Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • Attention, practicing writers in the Boston area: “Grub Street is happy to be able to offer fifteen partial (50% discount) scholarships for our newly expanded daytime course curriculum to writers who have been impacted by the economic downturn. Scholarships are valid for one year from date of issuance, and can be used towards any weekday Grub Street class that takes place between the hours of 9am – 5pm. To see a sampling of our current daytime offerings, click here: Starting in Fall 2011, we’ll have a more robust calendar of daytime events.” Application deadline: July 25, 2011. No application fee indicated.
  • Wordrunner Electronic Chapbooks plans an anthology e-chapbook (fiction only) on the subject of “loss”: “We want to read about any kind of loss and its impact, be it serious or humorous or both.” Writers may submit up to three stories; at least one of the submitted stories must be previously unpublished. This mini-collection will feature work by up to six authors. Submission deadline is August 21, 2011. Pays: “Per story: $10 to $20, depending on final selections.”
  • This one’s for you, practicing-writers-who-are-also-high-school-teachers: “The Norman Mailer Center and the National Council of Teachers of English are pleased to invite submissions for the 2011 Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers. Full- and part-time high school teachers are eligible to enter the competition….From five finalists, one winner will be selected to receive a $10,000 cash prize along with travel and lodging to attend the Norman Mailer Center’s Annual Gala on November 8, 2011, in New York City, where the Mailer Prize and the Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards are also presented. The winner will also receive a fellowship to the prestigious Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2012.” Application deadline is July 27, 2011 (noon, CST), and the work entered–which must be fiction–may be previously published (if publication took place within the last 12 months). The competition is open to teachers who live outside the U.S. but work in American-accredited schools. No entry fee indicated.
  • “The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the editorial team of are inviting potential writers (comprising of film journalists, filmmakers, film academics, festival programmers, film professionals and film enthusiasts) from ASEM countries to submit proposals for articles. The selected articles will be published on website dedicated to connecting Asia and Europe through film.” Proposals are due before July 31, 2011. Pays: “The writers will receive a financial remuneration of 250 Singapore Dollars (SGD) per article.” (Find a list of ASEM countries by scrolling down this page.)
  • The University of Wyoming seeks a Managing Editor for UWyo Magazine, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (Toronto) is looking for a Web and Social Media Editor (25 hrs/week, one-year position), and the College Art Association (N.Y.) is advertising an Editorial Assistant position.