Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

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

  • Let’s begin with this: “Apply now for the Writer-in-Service Award, which includes a two-week residency at the Lillian E. Smith Center in Clayton, Georgia in 2013, a $500 honorarium, and a $300 travel allowance. The Award is open to U.S. residents working to advance writing and the arts through public service careers or volunteer work. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, arts education, literacy instruction, prison arts and education, arts administration, non-profit work, ESL instruction, art-related therapies, etc.” No application fee. Deadline: November 15, 2012.
  • Next: the “SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest,” which I found out about from Open to all writers of all ages and nationalities, it awards cash (and other) prizes. Deadline is October 15. “We welcome any poems that mention frogs, salamanders, newts, toads, caecilians, amphibians,, and/or SAVE THE FROGS.” No entry fee. Check the site for additional ideas and guidelines.
  • If freelancing for home and garden magazines is your thing, you may find this round-up article to be helpful.
  • Franklin & Marshall College (Penn.) seeks a Magazine Editor, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyo.) is looking for a Feature Writer, and the Saturday Evening Post (Indianapolis) is advertising for an Assistant Editor.
  • “Oregon State University-Cascades located in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director to coordinate the MFA-Creative Writing low-residency academic program.”
  • And another long list of teaching opportunities. Please keep reading!

  • “The English Department at Iowa State University is seeking an associate professor of creative writing to teach undergraduate creative writing and graduate-level courses in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. The genre is open. The position will be a 2/2 teaching load to begin.
  • “The Department of English, Creative Writing (fiction) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a tenured, full time (9 months) Associate/Full Professorship. The appointment begins August 25, 2013. A strong background in the contemporary short story and novel and an MFA or equivalent professional experience is expected.”
  • “The Programs in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas welcomes applicants from published fiction writers to fill a tenure-track position starting in the Fall of 2013. Secondary interests in non-fiction writing and screenwriting are welcome, but not required.”
  • “The Adelphi University [N.Y.] English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing with a primary emphasis and strong publication potential in fiction and a secondary interest in creative non-fiction.”
  • “The Department of Writing at Loyola University Maryland seeks a tenure-track assistant writing professor with a terminal degree in English or related field to teach six classes per year that will include our core composition course and advanced undergraduate courses in Screenwriting and Fiction writing.”
  • From the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.): “Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a fiction writer for a tenure-track position in creative writing. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing at time of appointment, evidence of outstanding college teaching, a strong research agenda, and publication record. The candidate will specialize in either genre fiction (particularly science fiction and fantasy) or literary fiction that addresses the conventions of genre. In line with R.I.T.’s commitment to the digital humanities, the department’s ideal candidate will have engaged with electronic and cross-media literatures.” Job requisition number: 150BR.
  • “John Brown University [Ark.], independent, evangelical, and Christian, seeks a faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in creative writing with emphasis in fiction and/or poetry and core curriculum courses of English I and English II. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to administering a yearly writing festival and teaching literature courses.”
  • “The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Poetry.”