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).

  • Launching this week: the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Relief Fund. “The Andy Warhol Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lambent Foundation (a project of the Tides Center) have established an Emergency Relief Fund, administered by NYFA to assist artists with damages and losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Eligible artists can be working in any discipline and reside in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York. Damages are broadly defined and include, but are not limited to: damage to physical work; damage to homes/studios/other facilities; loss of equipment or supplies; loss of income, and reimbursement for cancelled performances/appearances/engagements. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of grants will range between $1,000 and $5,000, but there may be extraordinary circumstances in which slightly smaller or larger grants might be made.” Applications will be made available on November 21.
  • Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda Urban Partnership are partnering to sponsor a short story and essay contest.” Cash prizes, publication, and other goodies will be awarded in each genre (and for high-school age writers and writers 18 and over “and finished with high school”). There’s no entry fee, and the deadline is January 25, 2013. Note that essay submissions (500 words, maximum) may come from writers resident in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC; short-story submissions (4,000 words, maximum) are limited to residents of Montgomery Country, Maryland, and Upper NW, DC (ZIP codes 20015 and 20016).
  • From the U.K.: “Booktrust is looking for paid freelance reviewers to write book recommendations for our site on books from contemporary fiction to Young Adult fiction to crime to translated fiction to short stories to non-fiction. We cover a wide range of books.”
  • “Mediabistro is looking for a dynamic, spirited instructor to teach a food blogging class online this March. Class meets over 6 weeks and will teach students how to design, promote, and maintain a blog dedicated to food.” (NB: Site registration required to view full ad.)
  • Please keep reading for college-level teaching jobs.

  • Latest guidelines for the Gettysburg College (Penn.) Emerging Writer Lectureship. “One-year appointment, beginning August 2013, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer’s genre, as well as to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are essential. Competitive salary.” Apply by January 25, 2013.
  • “The Department of English & Comparative Literature and the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill invite applications for a tenure-track job at the Assistant Professor level in poetry writing, to begin in academic year 2013-14. The Percy Fellow will take an active part in the life and development of one of the strongest undergraduate Creative Writing Programs in the country. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load (4 courses per year) with significant publication expectations. Candidates are expected to present evidence of excellence in teaching at a college or university and of a promising publishing agenda in poetry.”
  • The University of the Arts in Philadelphia is looking for an Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Poetry. “The Division of Liberal Arts of The University of the Arts seeks a full-time faculty member to teach poetry in its new B.F.A. in Creative Writing. The program offers students an unparalleled opportunity to focus on the craft of writing in an inspiring and unique artistic environment in which young authors collaborate with musicians and illustrators, filmmakers and graphic designers, sculptors and actors. The program admits its first entering class in Fall 2013.”
  • From Murray State University (Ky.): “Visiting Professor in Residence, Nancy and Rayburn Watkins Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing, Department of English and Philosophy, Murray State University. Nine-month, non-tenure-track position (renewable for two additional years) to begin August 2013. QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. in Creative Writing or equivalent. Distinguished record of publication in nonfiction (minimum of one book) required, with specialization in another genre preferable. Evidence of excellence in teaching creative writing required. RESPONSIBILITIES: Will teach two courses each semester in the undergraduate creative writing program and the low-residency M.F.A. program, be available for January or July residencies, participate in the reading series, and serve on the editorial staff of New Madrid.”
  • The University of Nebraska at Kearney is advertising for a Special Professorship/Reynolds Chair in Creative Writing: “This is a non-tenure track special appointment for a five-year term at the Assistant or Associate level. Teach 2/2 load of classes in creative writing and in area of scholarship. Required: MFA, PhD, or comparable experience required. Publication of known and appreciated work in creative writing, preferably poetry.
  • “The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in Creative Writing. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer and will commence July 1, 2013. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of publishing fiction and/or creative nonfiction, or the production of original plays or screenplays.”