Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • Coming soon: The September issue of The Practicing Writer, replete with paying calls for submission, no-fee competitions, and, this month, an interview with Anna Solomon, author of The Little Bride (Riverhead, September 6).
  • Tips (and markets) for freelancers re: writing about animals.
  • The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, Md.) is looking for a Publications and Communications Manager.
  • Lehman College of The City University of New York is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English: “Teaching freshman composition, undergraduate and graduate creative writing (including creative nonfiction), undergraduate and graduate literature courses.”
  • “Hampshire College (Mass.), an independent, innovative liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing.”
  • Kenyon College (Ohio) is advertising for the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing: “A five-year untenured half-time (spring-semester) appointment, renewed annually, with responsibility for two undergraduate courses, one of which must be a writing workshop. Qualifications include teaching experience and significant publication in both fiction and nonfiction (at least two books). The starting date is January 2013. The appointment comes with spring-semester campus housing and full twelve-month benefits. Although the Thomas Professor must be at Kenyon only in the spring semester, the position requires contributions to the life of the College throughout the academic year (such as advising students, consulting on curricular matters, and helping to plan events).”
  • Grinnell College (Iowa) is looking for an Assistant Professor of English (Ethnic American Literature, Poetry Writing).
  • “The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in poetry….Requirements include an MFA in hand, at least one book (published or under contract), and the demonstrated ability to teach poetry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester and assist in the operation of the MFA program, including serving on thesis committees.”
  • Eastern Illinois University seeks an Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track. “We seek candidates with expertise primarily in poetry but with experience also in one or more of the following: fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting.
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) is looking for a Writing Consultant: “This position provides one-on-one writing consultations to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will provide guidance, primarily through 1-1 consulations, to support students’ development of writing skills to meet Ph.D. requirements successfully and begin to publish their work in a timely way….This has the potential to be a long-term, part-time position with approximately 2 days per month on the Pittsburgh campus.”
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