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).

  • From the Association of Writers & Writing Programs: “Students are invited to volunteer at the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair in exchange for complimentary registration. Opportunities are limited to current or recently graduated students (graduated within the last year) with valid student IDs, and volunteers must commit to one four-hour shift to receive a registration. Volunteers help staff registration areas, assist attendees with directions, monitor conference events, or with other logistics as needed. All volunteers must present a valid student ID at conference check-in.”
  • “Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good. Winners exemplify sound news judgment, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling and social impact.” Received-by deadline is January 31, 2014, and there is no submission fee. 2014 prize categories include book, newspaper journalism, magazine journalism, broadcast journalism, web journalism, and opinion & analysis journalism.” Winners are awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at our awards ceremony and cocktail reception.” (See also guidelines for the Canadian Hillman Prize, which has an earlier deadline.)
  • “The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next Rawlings conference in Gainesville, Florida, March 21-­‐‑22, 2014.” No entry fee indicated. Deadline: February 15, 2014.
  • “The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Poetry or Creative Nonfiction for our online MFA in Creative Writing beginning Fall 2014. Duties include teaching graduate-level online workshops and courses in craft and form, and literature; advising students; serving on thesis committees; and serving the Department of Creative Writing and the university community….At least initially, the successful candidate will be required to reside in El Paso, TX.” NB: “We seek an individual with teaching experience at the graduate level and who is bilingual in English-Spanish.”
  • “Naropa University’s [Colo.] Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics invites applications for a full-time core candidate advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with excellent abilities in creative writing, literary scholarship, and program administration: appointment to begin fall 2014. Duties include teaching (on campus and online) undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops, literary studies, and professional development courses; advising BA and MFA thesis students; service to the School and University; as well as program coordination of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. We seek a candidate who can teach across genres, with an emphasis in innovative prose writing (fiction and creative nonfiction) and an interest in queer literature and theory.”
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato seeks an Instructor: “Specialist in Creative Writing (fiction) to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Creative Writing and one or more upper-level fiction writing courses. In addition, must be prepared to teach composition and writing-intensive general education literature courses. An ability to teach online or hybrid courses is desirable.”
  • Teaching Artists/Workshop Facilitators sought: “Voices UnBroken is a Bronx-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing under-heard members of the community – primarily youth, ages 12-24 – with the tools and opportunity for self-expression. Through high quality creative writing workshops in group homes, residential treatment facilities, jails, juvenile justice facilities, and various other alternative and transitional settings, Voices UnBroken nurtures the inherent need in all people to tell their stories. It is our belief that this telling of stories and sharing of dreams leads to individual and community growth.” Pays: “Teaching Artists/Workshop Facilitators are compensated $25 per hour.”
  • The George Washington University in Washington seeks an editor to “provide editorial leadership and manage all aspects of production of GW Magazine, coordinating the editorial process from start to finish. GW Magazine is published quarterly, with an international distribution to more than 250,000 alumni of the George Washington University.”
  • Also in Washington: “The Atlantic is seeking a resourceful, ambitious editor to drive the growth and impact of its new digital magazine, The Atlantic Weekly. This journalist will also be expected to edit in-depth, narrative stories and essays for In both roles, this editor, who will report to The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, will be helping lead our efforts to reimagine high-impact magazine-making for mobile platforms.”
  • Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) is looking for a Writer/Editor.