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).

  • Not much time remains if you want to submit work to litmag River Styx. Postmark deadline for this submission season is November 30. Pays: “depending on funding and length: at least $25 per poem and $75 per story,” plus a subscription and two copies.
  • The W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction “honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction.” Award confers a $5,000 prize. No entry fee. Deadline for books published during the past year: December 1, 2013.
  • The December issue of The Practicing Writer will be distributed to subscribers within the week. It’s never too late to activate your free subscription!.
  • “TNTP [The New Teacher Project] seeks a full-time Communications Associate – Publications for our Communications & Publications Department. This position is based in in a home office anywhere in the U.S. or from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY.”
  • The National Audubon Society (New York) is looking for an Associate Web Editor. (NB: Paid internship opportunities are also available.)
  • “The Shakespeare Theatre Company [Washington] seeks an Associate Director of Communications to join our Marketing staff.”
  • “The Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, NM invites applications for the 2014 Jim and Linda Burke Visiting Scholar or Writer in modern or contemporary literature and/or the arts of New Mexico or the Southwest for one week during June 2014. The visiting writer or scholar will interact with students enrolled in Oklahoma State University’s summer class in Taos: Place and Identity in Native American Literature, Art, and Film (June 9-20). The scholar or writer also will be expected to deliver a public talk or give a public reading while in Taos and may be invited to do the same at Oklahoma State University. The honorarium is $5,000.”
  • “The Creative Writing Program at Boston University seeks a person of national distinction, preferably a poet or poet-critic, to direct its MFA program and teach graduate-level poetry workshops. The credentials of the ideal candidate should include an advanced degree in creative writing and/or literature; a publication record suitable for appointment as Professor of the Practice of Poetry or Professor of English and Creative Writing at a research university; and demonstrated leadership ability and experience.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction for the academic year 2014-2015, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.”
  • “The Creative Writing Programs (CWP) in the College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, invite applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, specialization in creative nonfiction. Knowledge and experience in another genre(s) in addition to creative nonfiction is preferred.”
  • “The Department of English at Azusa Pacific University [Calif.] invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing beginning in Fall 2014. Position subject to final funding. Specialization: We seek a candidate with a primary specialization in narrative genres, including short fiction, novel, or creative nonfiction. Secondary specialization in one of the following areas is also desired: contemporary literature; playwriting; literature and theology; and/or screenwriting.”
  • “The Department of English at Winthrop University [S.C.] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Fiction to begin August 2014.”
  • “The Interdisciplinary Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice [New York] invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with a record of inter- or cross-disciplinary teaching, scholarship, and/or creative work in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, effective Fall 2014.”