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). (Please excuse the relative brevity of this week’s post: I’m away for a few days.)

  • Are you a college senior or recent graduate planning to begin a graduate degree program in creative writing in the fall of 2013? You may want to check out the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. “The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.” The awards can reach “as much as $50,000 annually.” Deadline for Phase One of the application process is November 28, 2012. No application fee indicated.
  • Press 53 is currently open for submissions of poetry and short-story collections. Deadline: November 30.
  • Grub Street (Boston) is looking for a part-time Digital Consultant. “Grub Street is readying to pilot a variety of experimental online creative writing classes in 2013. We’re looking for a part-time consultant to manage and coordinate our efforts in concert with relevant staff members.”
  • Quadrant is published ten times a year, monthly, except for larger combined issues in January-February and July-August. Each year we publish more than 200 articles, 200 poems, 70 book reviews, 20 short stories and 75 letters to the editor. Quadrant accepts unsolicited, previously unpublished articles that fit within its general profile of a journal of ideas, essays, literature, poetry and historical and political debate. Although it retains its founding bias towards cultural freedom, anti-totalitarianism and classical liberalism, its pages are open to any well-written and thoughtful contribution.” Quadrant is an Australia-based journal and “pays contributors for articles, reviews, poems and short fiction.” (via
  • Teaching jobs continue after the jump.

  • The Johns Hopkins University [Md.] is advertising for an Associate/Full Professor: “We are seeking to fill a position at the senior level with a poet whose work in English has achieved national recognition, and who has, also, a distinguished record as a teacher.”
  • The University of Tampa is looking for an MFA Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Writing. “This is a 10-month renewable term faculty appointment, at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, with administrative and teaching responsibilities, beginning June 1, 2013….The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching as well as distinguished publishing credentials in at least one major program genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The ideal candidate will also have an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred), a record of successful administrative experience and, preferably, familiarity with or experience in a low-residency MFA Creative Writing program.”
  • “Franklin College Switzerland seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in Creative Writing in the context of a Department of Literature and Culture. In addition to being a published author in prose fiction, the Assistant Professor in Creative Writing will have a secondary interest in other forms of creative writing and have a strong affinity with comparative, transnational approaches to literature and cultural studies. The position is full-time with a clear promotion ladder according to the Anglo-American model.”
  • From Columbia University (New York): “The Writing Program announces a full-time position as Assistant Professor to teach poetry in its undergraduate and graduate program, effective July 1, 2013. All candidates must have published at least one book with a nationally recognized press and have significant literary publications.