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).

  • News from Robert Lee Brewer, who edits a slew of books for the Writer’s Digest folks: “I want to announce that we’re planning to put together a new Market Book: 2014 Guide to Indie Publishing. This guide will be loaded with listings for self-publishing companies, freelance editors, freelance designers (books, e-books, and websites), and great expert advice on the business of indie publishing. This is where you may enter the picture. We need pitches for articles that would be relevant to people looking to self-publish books, whether in print, digitally, audio, or some other crazy new-fangled way.” (I apologize for getting this to you so late: Pitches are due Wednesday, October 24. Good luck to all!)
  • I wish I’d had the chance to apply for this one! “The Posen Foundation is pleased to announce the Posen Society of Fellows, which recognizes eight outstanding doctoral students and fiction writers from around the world. Fellows will be awarded $40,000 over the course of two years and invited to attend an annual meeting led by senior scholars and writers. The Fellowship supports doctoral students who are writing their dissertations on modern Jewish history and culture, and fiction writers working on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection. Eligible scholars must have completed their comprehensive exams before the award date; eligible writers should not yet have published their first book.” No application fee. Deadline: January 13, 2012. (via @NaomiDanis)
  • Attention, Virginia poets (defined as those born in or currently residing in Virginia). It’s time for submissions for this year’s Graybeal-Gowen Prize from Shenandoah and the Virginia Poetry Center. This is an annual prize of $500 (plus publication) for a single poem. No entry fee. Deadline: November 15, 2012.
  • Next, something for the Georgians among us: Creative Loafing‘s 2013 Fiction Contest has as its theme “The Meaning of Life.” Cash prizes ($500/$100/$50) and publication for the winners. No entry fee. Deadline: November 16, 2012. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • And an opportunity for our Canadian friends: Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) “seeks to support a female Canadian writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) as its resident critic for a calendar year. The aim of the residency is to foster vital criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s literary and critical presence in Canadian letters. Specifically, the critic-in-residence will work on critical essays and/or book reviews and submit them to one or more Canadian review venues (print or web)….The residency is virtual, so the writer will be free to work from home.” Stipend: $3,000. No application fee. Deadline: November 1, 2012. (via
  • From “We’re out of features! We pay $60 for around 600 words; non-exclusive electronic rights only. Our guidelines are here:”
  • “We need a full-time managing editor at The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine in its thirty-ninth year of publication. This position is in our editorial office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.”
  • “The College of Humanities at the University of Arizona is seeking exceptionally well-qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director of the Poetry Center, one of the nation’s leading centers for the study and celebration of poetry.”
  • Want to check out some recent teaching-job announcements? Keep reading!

  • “Salem College, a residential liberal arts college for women in Winston-Salem, NC, announces its search for a director of the Center for Women Writers in a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English and Creative Writing. Requirements include an M.F.A. in creative writing or a Ph.D., preparation to teach at least two genres (with preference for poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction), evidence of teaching excellence on the college level, and an established publication record with potential for significant future publication.”
  • “The Department of English at Wayne State University [Mich.] invites applications for a senior appointment (Associate or Full Professor) in creative writing. We seek candidates with a distinguished record of publication who are working primarily in prose genres, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama.”
  • “The Department of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for an approved tenure-track position in Creative Writing, fiction, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2013, subject to financial ability.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Fiction). Tenure-track appointment.
  • “The English Department of Northwestern University [Ill.] invites applications for a tenure-line assistant or early associate professor in fiction writing, to teach undergraduate creative writing and literature courses and graduate fiction writing in a curriculum with a strong reading and analytic component. MFA or PhD required. Ability to teach poetry, creative nonfiction, or cross-genre courses helpful.”
  • The English department at Sam Houston State University (Texas) seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor. “The appointment includes a 4-4 teaching load with half of the courses to be taught either online or as hybrid courses; the teaching opportunities will include undergraduate creative writing and other courses.”
  • “The Department Of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic State University [Ga.] invites applications for a tenure-track position in Professional and/or Creative Writing beginning Fall 2013.”
  • The College of Southern Nevada is advertising for an Instructor for Fall 2013 “Teach Creative Writing (fiction) and English Composition. Teach 15 credit hours per semester and keep regular office hours.”
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