Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and gigs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • First up: Gotham Writers’ Workshop has launched a “91-Word Memoir Writing Contest.” This contest “celebrates longtime Gotham student and friend Norma Crosier, who died in July five days shy of her 91st birthday….She embraced the principle of memoir – that it is not the story of the writer’s entire life, but rather one story among many.” Prizes: “The winner will receive a 10-week workshop, $91 cash, and bragging rights.” Enter by October 15, 2012. No entry fee.
  • North Carolinians (and Google analytics tell me that there are plenty of you visiting this blog!), you still have time to submit short fiction for the 2012 NC State Short Story Contests. This year’s contests will be judged by Tony Earley. Cash prizes. No entry fees. Deadline: October 1, 2012.
  • Are you a college student with an unpaid editorial internship in NYC in the works? You may be eligible for a nice “trust fund” grant of $1,200. Get to know Ed(2010), and do it quickly. The deadline is October 9. There is no application fee.
  • Coming soon: the October issue of The Practicing Writer. If you’re not yet a subscriber, please join us!
  • “The Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University [Texas] seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing….We are primarily looking for a fiction writer with a secondary interest in nonfiction.”
  • “The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, seeks an instructor of Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction….Courses will include introduction to creative writing (dual genre, poetry and fiction) and intermediate fiction courses (both in the classroom and online).”
  • “The University of Memphis seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing position….An interest in teaching a survey course in literature is desirable, as are publications in poetry that would allow flexibility in staffing. Literary journal experience is welcome.”
  • From George Washington University (Washington): “For appointment beginning in the fall of 2013, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open to a poet; strong preference will be given to applicants with a secondary interest, and publications, in creative nonfiction….We strongly encourage applicants whose writing engages African American experiences, or whose writing engages other minority experiences, such as Latino/a, Asian American, indigenous, post colonial, lgbt, or disability experiences.”
  • Columbia University Libraries (New York) seeks a Communications and Marketing Coordinator, it seems that the Los Angeles Times is looking for a Deputy Books Editor (h/t @RonCharles), and Atlantic Media Company (Washington) is advertising for a Staff Writer/Reporter.
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

    1. Amy Morgan says:

      Oh my – Gotham’s 91 word memoir sounds intriguing and of course, always nice to get a reminder of the upcoming Practicing Writer! Thanks again for a midweek pick me up Erika.

    2. Amy Morgan says:

      Whoops – I wrote midweek, but that’s when I got to it this week, not when you posted it! Were I timely, it would have been a great way to START the week! 🙂

    3. Erika Dreifus says:

      Beginning, middle, end. They’re all important!

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