Monday Markets, Jobs & Opportunities for Writers
“The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. The 2012 international contest will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.” No entry fee. Deadline: February 5, 2012.
The Flatt Prize for Literature welcomes submissions of short stories (no longer than 3,000 words). “The theme for the short story is to be inspired by the title ‘INTERRUPTED’.” $1,000 prize. No entry fee. Deadline: February 29, 2012.
Lilith magazine, which describes itself as “independent, Jewish & frankly feminist,” has extended the deadlines for its annual poetry and fiction contests. No entry fees; cash prizes plus publication.
Poetry competition for Michigan college students seeks poems “that strive to define Michigan by looking at its history and roots, its contemporary culture, and all the dreams for its future.” Prizes of $250 and $150 will be awarded to two winning poems, which will be featured in a nature walk featuring sculpture and poetry. No entry fee. Deadline: April 30, 2012.
“Green College at the University of British Columbia invites applications from Canadian writers normally resident outside the Lower Mainland of BC, for the position of Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at the College. The term of the residency will be three months within the period between September 1 and December 15, 2012, subject to funding approval.” Applications are due February 1, 2012. No application fee.
“Quinnipiac University [Conn.] invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2012. This is a full-time, non-tenure track renewable term appointment in creative writing with a specialization in poetry. Applicants must have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing completed by August 2012. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and an established publishing history. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both traditional and innovative forms, including multidisciplinary, multimedia, and digital approaches to poetry.
RT Book Reviews Magazine is looking for a Magazine Editor/Writer. From the MediaBistro.com listing (you need a [free] account to access the listings): “Nationally distributed consumer book review magazine is seeking a true book lover who is a professional editor with at least three years of writing, interviewing and editing experience. No literary snobs please! We cover all forms of women’s genre fiction (romance, young adult and womens mystery, sci-fi and fantasy etc.).”
Bucknell University (Penn.) is looking for a Senior Writer, the University of Colorado-Boulder seeks a Communications Project Manager (Writer/Editor), and InsideOUT Writers (IOW; Los Angeles), “a team-oriented non-profit organization has two innovative programs for youth and young adults who have been impacted by the criminal justice system,” is looking for a Writing Program Director.