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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).

  • The Literarian, an online magazine from the Center for Fiction, has reopened for submissions. Pays: “$100 on publication.”
  • Attention, folks in the Salt Lake City area: “Westminster College offers a small poetry class annually to students and community members.” This year’s workshop, starting in January, will be taught by Andrea Hollander; there’s no fee to apply or attend. Applications are due October 15. Find out more from ellipsis.
  • “In partnership with The Paris Review, the Standard, East Village is pleased to announce its first Writer-in-Residence. For the first three weeks in January 2014, the Standard, East Village will provide a room free of charge to a writer who has a book under contract and needs three weeks of solitude in downtown New York City. Applications will be judged by the editors of The Paris Review and Standard Culture.” There is no application fee indicated, and the application deadline is November 1, 2013. “The residency is open to writers of prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. Continental breakfast (and unlimited coffee) will be provided daily free of charge; all additional incidental charges (room service, etc.) will be incurred by the guest. All rooms are nonsmoking. The Standard, East Village and The Paris Review will be pleased to hold a small reception in the writer’s honor at the conclusion of the stay.”
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2014, the Foundation will select up to 20 recipients for this award.” Applicants “must be planning to pursue a career as a practicing artist to be eligible for this award.” Arts encompass performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing.” No application fee indicated. Phase One application deadline: November 26, 2013 (noon, Central Time).
  • From Northern Kentucky University: “The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing.”
  • The University of Minnesota-Duluth seeks an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing-Prose).
  • From Millsaps College (Miss.): “The Department of English seeks to fill the following tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of English, with a primary specialization in creative writing (narrative genres preferred, including short fiction, the novel, or creative nonfiction). Secondary specialization in one of the following areas is also desired: contemporary literature; film and/or media studies; playwriting; journalism.”
  • The University of Alabama is looking for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry).
  • “The English Department at Cleveland State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in poetry writing, and serving as Director of the CSU Poetry Center, a literary press with a national reputation, for a tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2014.”
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York) is advertising for a Publicity Specialist.
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