Monday Markets 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).

  • Time is running out to enter the current Cha Poetry Contest: “This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of ‘Void.'” Deadline is September 15, 2013. No entry free. Prizes: “First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the Sixth Anniversary Issue of Cha, due out in November 2013.”
  • The City of Philadelphia is looking for a Poet Laureate. The two-year term, to be served by a city resident, confers a stipend of $5,000. There is no application fee indicated. Application deadline is September 30, 2013. (h/t Poets & Writers)
  • “Two six-month, full-time, paid writing internships are available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning January 2014. The editorial internship involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine’s Web site and writing for the print magazine’s ‘Smithsonian’ department. The digital internship involves writing, blogging, producing multimedia for the magazine’s Web site, assisting in managing’s social media presence and other research and reporting tasks. Candidates for both internships should have a proven aptitude for writing and web journalism skills. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must.” Deadline: October 1, 2013.
  • Attention, North Carolinians! The annual NC State Short Story Contests are taking submissions until October 21. There’s no entry fee. The top prizes for unpublished short fiction is $500; for unpublished short-short fiction, it’s $250. “The contest is open to all North Carolina residents except 1) tenured/tenure-track professors in the University of North Carolina system or 2) writers with a published book, 3) previous winners.” This year’s contests will be judged by Rebecca Lee.
  • Johns Hopkins University (Md.) is looking for an Assistant Professor (poetry).
  • Whitman College (Wash.) is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Nonfiction).
  • “The Department of English at the University of Puget Sound [Wash.] seeks a colleague for a tenure-line position in Creative Writing (Fiction) with the demonstrated ability to teach in an area of theoretical or transnational emphasis. In particular, we welcome applicants with a specialization in Queer literature/theory, Literatures of the Americas, or Literatures of Africa.”
  • “The Department of English at Providence College [R.I.] invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in fiction writing commencing August 2014.”
  • From Colby College (Maine): “Applications are invited for a one-year sabbatical replacement, for the 2014-2015 academic year, at the rank of Faculty Fellow, from candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and publications in the field of Fiction Writing.”
  • From St. Lawrence University (N.Y.): “Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2014-2015.”