Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • “The application deadline for a residency in 2012 at Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat has been extended to March 30, 2012. Soaring Gardens, a residency program for professional visual artists, writers and composers, provides studio space in a peaceful rural setting in northeastern Pennsylvania from May through September. Each year ten to fifteen residents enjoy the solitude of this twenty-three acre retreat in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, established in memory of Ora Lerman, (1938-1998), an acclaimed artist, who made this her summer home for 30 years.” No application fees indicated.
  • One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 14 and up. We’re open to all genres of literary fiction between 2,000 and 4,500 words. Because of our format, we can only accept stories that are strong enough to stand alone.” Pays: $500 and 25 copies. NB: Younger writers may want to check out the One Teen Story Fiction Contest, for writers ages 14-19. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2012; there’s no entry fee; and the prize includes $500 and publication for winners in each category (ages 14-15, 16-17, 18-19).
  • “Cascade Writers workshop is looking for someone to do social media posts to promote our events. You would need to spend 2-3 hours per week updating Twitter, blog posts and so on. Your expertise in how to expand our promo opportunities would be most welcome!” Pays: “We would pay by Paypal at the end of each month. Pay is based on hours worked at approximately $8 per hour to a max of $100 per month.
  • “The Writer’s Center, metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s community gathering place for writers and readers, [is] accepting submissions for the competitive Emerging Writer Fellowships for Fall 2012. We welcome submissions from writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences in the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Emerging Writer Fellows will be featured at The Writer’s Center as part of a special celebration and reading. Selected Fellows may be invited to lead a one-day Saturday workshop at The Writer’s Center, with compensation commensurate with standard Writer’s Center provisions. Fellows receive an honorarium to help offset their travel costs.” Deadline: March 29, 2012. There is no application fee.
  • From the University of Edinburgh: “Applications are invited for a part-time (28 hours per week) Lectureship in Creative Writing specialising in fiction, in the department of English Literature.”
  • From the University of Missouri: “Visiting Assistant Professor position in Creative Nonfiction. Nine-month, non tenure track position, beginning August 2012. Advanced degree required, PhD. preferred. To teach workshops in creative nonfiction at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability to teach literature courses a definite plus. Publication record and experience should be appropriate to the position. 3/2 course load, salary $40,000 with benefits.” (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • Goucher College (Baltimore) is looking for a Writer/Editor, the New York Philharmonic seeks a Communications Assistant, and SF Weekly (San Francisco) invites applications for a Staff Writer position.