Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

  • First things first: The Practicing Writer newsletter alert went out to subscribers on Friday, so subscribers have had all weekend to peruse the many no-fee competitions and paying submission calls listed there. You can catch up online today.
  • Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2012 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and changes shaping the states (and *District of Columbia) in the U.S. that make up the northern mid-Atlantic and Northeast (*Maryland, *Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) and the northern Midwest east of the Mississippi River (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and *Minnesota). *We know we’re stretching boundaries and regions with the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, and Minnesota, but we would like to see what those places bring to this exploration. We’ll head a little farther west next time around.” Note: “All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.” Submission window opens August 17 and ends November 5. Pays: “$25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.”
  • The Review of English Studies (RES) is pleased to continue the sponsorship of the RES Essay Prize, launched in 1999. The aim of The RES Essay Prize is to encourage fine scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad….The RES Essay Prize is open to anyone currently studying for a higher degree, in Britain or abroad, or to anyone who completed such a degree no earlier than October 2008, except employees of Oxford University Press and other persons connected to Oxford University Press.” Essays “can be on any topic or period of English literature or the English language,” in keeping with The Review of English Studies mission statement. Prize includes a cash award of GBP 250, publication of the winning essay, a subscription to *RES*, and books from Oxford University Press (worth GBP 250). Deadline: September 30, 2011. No entry fee.
  • The Harvard Library (Mass.) is looking for a Director of Communications, the University at Buffalo (N.Y.) seeks a Staff Writer/Editor for its School of Public Health & Health Professions, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is advertising for a Senior Writer.