Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • Grub Street [Boston] is pleased to offer $200 partial-tuition scholarships to deserving writers interested in taking our courses. 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. To apply for a Summer 2012 term scholarship, please email a 5-10 page sample of your work and a one-page letter detailing your financial need and desire to take a Grub Street class to by Wednesday, June 6th at 12:00pm. Applicants will be notified whether or not they qualified for a scholarship by the end of the week.”
  • Here’s a chance to get some expert advice on a freelance query–for free!
  • In case you missed it: Our June newsletter went out to subscribers last week. As always, it’s packed with news about no-fee contests & paying calls for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction.
  • From Bitch Media: “Currently we hire bloggers on eight-week long contracts, for three (or fewer, depending on the contract) blog posts per week on a topic of their choosing. Topics can be broad and general (sports, dating, television), or more specific (eco-feminism, mental illness in pop culture, web comics). The positions are paid (and fun!). If you’d like to be considered for a position as a guest blogger, send a brief description of your topic choice (including several sample-post ideas) and two writing samples (ideally blog posts).”
  • From Teachers & Writers Collaborative (New York): “T&W is accepting applications until July 2 for writers to teach during the 2012-2013 school year. Our roster of teaching artists includes writers whose work has been published, staged, or filmed; and who have experience teaching in K–12 schools and/or youth-serving community organizations. Preference is given to individuals who have taught in New York City or other large urban school districts. People who can teach in Spanish are especially encouraged to apply. Writers who teach for T&W do so as independent contractors. We will acknowledge your application within one week of receiving it; we plan to conduct interviews beginning in late July.”
  • “The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a published poet to teach upper- and lower-division creative writing, lower-division literature, and first-year composition. Teaching load is 4/4 and will include Creative Writing Poetry, Introduction to Poetry (literature), and first-year composition classes, as well as other creative writing classes…This is a one-year, temporary faculty appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.”
  • The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (Va.) is looking for a Conference Coordinator, the University of Houston seeks a Managing Editor for Houston History magazine, and the Saint Louis Art Museum invites applications for a Media Relations Coordinator position.