Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • “The POETRY FOUNDATION, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce the 2012 EMILY DICKINSON FIRST BOOK AWARD, designed to recognize an American poet at least 40 years of age who has yet to publish a first collection of poetry. The Poetry Foundation seeks one book-length poetry manuscript to be published by Graywolf Press as the winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award. The competition is open to any American citizen forty years of age or over who has not previously published a book-length volume of poetry. In addition to publication and promotion of the manuscript, the winner will receive a prize of $10,000.” Submissions must be postmarked between January 16 and February 17, 2012. No entry fee indicated.
  • From the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP): “AWP is now accepting student volunteers for our Chicago conference. All conference volunteers receive a complimentary registration in exchange for volunteering for one four-hour shift. This offer is available only to students. AWP has openings for volunteers from Wednesday, February 29 through Saturday, March 3, 2012. Student volunteer sign-up is open while shifts are still available. Shifts fill quickly, so sign up now at Volunteers, we look forward to working with you in Chicago.”
  • Have you seen the December Practicing Writer newsletter? Click here for all the no-fee competitions and paying calls for submission within.
  • Great news for those of you in the Boston area: “Grub Street is pleased to offer $200.00 scholarships to twenty selected writers each year. Recipients may use their scholarship at any time in the year and toward any class they desire, though not for Muse and the Marketplace tuition or manuscript consulting. There are 4 application deadlines throughout the year– one in each term. We’ll give out 5 scholarships after each deadline.” The next deadline is coming up on December 19 (noon). There is no application fee.
  • And a great opportunity for those of you in the metro Detroit area, too: “Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts….In 2012, 12 fellowships will be awarded in the literary arts and 12 fellowships will be awarded in the performing arts.” The program considers “literary arts” as follows: “arts criticism in all categories (including literary, performing and visual), creative non-fiction, fiction, playwriting, poetry and interdisciplinary work within the above arts disciplines.” There is no application fee indicated. Deadline: February 1, 2012.
  • Gettysburg College has issued its annual call for an Emerging Writer Lecturer: “One-year appointment, beginning August 2012, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer’s genre, as well as to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are essential. Competitive salary.”
  • “McNeese State University’s [La.] Department of English and the Foreign Languages and the M.F.A Program in Creative Writing seek an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Fiction.”
  • Southwest Art magazine (Colo.) is looking for an Assistant Editor, the Nature Conservancy (Va.) seeks a Senior Science Writer, and Columbia Journalism Review (New York) invites applications for a Communications Manager.
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    1. Please sign me up for your newsletter. It seem not to be working.


      Marjory E. Leposky

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Hi, Marjory:

        Please check you email (also the s*pam) folder, because I sent you an invite to join the newsletter group.

        Thanks very much for your interest.


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