Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

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).

  • The month of November is an open reading period (no fees) for Black Lawrence Press, which “seeks to publish intriguing books of literature and creative non-fiction: novels, memoirs, short story collections, poetry, biographies, cultural studies, and translations from the German and French.
  • If you’re a short-story writer and a citizen of a Commonwealth country, it’s time to think about the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, “awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000 – 5000 words). Submissions must be made by the author of the short story. Regional winners receive £1,000 and the overall winner receives £5,000.’ No entry fee. Deadline: December 4, 2012.
  • ICYMI: The November issue of The Practicing Writer is now available. As usual, it features no-fee contests/competitions and submissions calls from magazines and presses that will pay you for your work.
  • The Texas Book Festival (Austin) is looking for a Literary Programs Director, Poetry London (U.K.) seeks a Freelance Poetry Editor, and the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) is advertising for a Features Reporter.
  • “New College of Florida announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2013 (February-May). The successful candidate will have: at least one published book, and significant publication in other venues as well; two years’ experience teaching creative writing, which can include instruction as a graduate student; and a strong commitment to playing an active role in the community of our residential honors college. MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred, but experience considered. Writers whose work engages multiethnic experience especially encouraged.” (if you need the posting #, it’s ADJ101)
  • Another big batch of teaching job announcements after the jump.

  • “The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) starting in September 2013, dependent upon approval of funding.”
  • Assistant Professorship: The Department of English at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Creative Writing, Fiction, to begin August 2013.
  • “The Department of English at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University [Minn.], invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position to begin August, 2013. Specialization in fiction; MFA required; Ph.D. preferred. The 3/3 teaching load includes upper-division and lower-division literature and writing courses in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and service is essential. Additional expertise in a major literary field, new media (including screenwriting), emerging forms, community writing projects, and/or linguistics is desirable.”
  • “The English Department of the University of Hawaii-Manoa seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in Fiction Writing starting August 1, 2013 (position number 82046). Teaching Duties: Introductory courses in creative writing, composition, and literature; upper-division courses in creative writing and literature; graduate-level courses in creative writing; 2-2 teaching load first year and at least one other year during probationary period; 3-2 load in other years; student advising. Minimum Qualifications: PhD. or M.F.A. in English, or equivalent, with exceptional publishing record and evidence of exemplary teaching. Desirable Qualifications: Experience and/or interest in teaching in any of the following areas: creative nonfiction, Asia/Pacific, hybrid genres, digital writing, translation.”
  • “The Department of English at Belmont University [Tenn.] is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Creative Writing) beginning August 2013. Job responsibilities include teaching courses in first-year writing, third-year writing, and courses in creative writing (fiction) in the undergraduate major and in the graduate program.”
  • “The University of Chicago Department of English and Program in Creative Writing invite applications for an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Fiction Writing. Rank is commensurate with qualifications. We look for a colleague with a significant record of fiction publications (at least one book or an equivalent number of short story publications). Applicants should demonstrate both talent and commitment as a teacher and have an interest in building a young and exciting creative writing program. Some publications engaging the history, criticism, or theory of fiction writing are desirable but not necessary. MFA or PhD required. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval and is renewable based upon satisfactory review.”
  • “The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in novel/fiction writing. Expertise in a second genre is highly desirable. Expertise in Native American literature and/or Women’s and Gender Studies is desirable but not required.”