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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).

  • Attention, undergraduate writers: The Blue Route reopened for submissions on February 1. Considers poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. “We’re not interested in genre writing (romance, detective, horror, sci-fi) unless it somehow rises above the conventions associated with those types of writing. If your writing is clichéd, inspired by TV, emphasizes end rhyme above all else, has flat characters, exhibits a general insensitivity to the beauties and subtleties of language, it will not find a place in this journal.” Pays: $20. (h/t @Duotrope)
  • “The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute Reporting Award is a cash award that supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest. The winner(s) receive an initial payment of $2,500 and the balance (up to a maximum of $10,000) is paid upon acceptance of the completed project. In addition to the cash award, workspace at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (New York, NY) can be provided along with full online and onsite NYU Libraries research and reference privileges.The winner need not be based in New York; research and reference support can be accessed online. Contest is open to applicants of all nationalities.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: February 19, 2014.
  • From Lavinia Spalding: “I’ll be editing the next edition of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. This is the tenth collection in this award-winning series by Travelers’ Tales, and the fourth I’ve edited. I’m looking forward to reading this year’s submissions! Please send me your best true travel tales for consideration. Stories can already be published, provided you retain the rights.” Pays: “$100 honorarium, one free copy of the book, and the right to purchase an unlimited number of any Travelers’ Tales titles for 50% off the cover price (plus shipping and handling).” Deadline: March 1, 2014. (via Writing-world.com newsletter)
  • Opportunity to win a free Gotham Writers workshop through this no-fee Very Short Story Contest. Deadline: May 5, 2014.
  • “Harlequin is seeking an Associate Publicist with experience in lifestyle book publicity to join its dynamic nonfiction team. The publicist will handle a range of publicity campaigns for our diverse list of titles (memoirs, cookbooks, diet, fitness, self-help and motivational, and relationships) in our growing nonfiction imprint.” This job is in New York.
  • “The Overlook Press, an independent publisher with an eclectic list of titles, has an opening for an experienced Publicity Associate or Assistant, based on experience.” This job is in New York.
  • “The English Department at Wittenberg University [Ohio] is seeking to hire an emerging creative writer from any genre, although emerging, innovative genres are especially welcome, for the ‘Dixon Professorship in Creative Writing’. The successful candidate for the Dixon Professorship will teach one general creative writing course and an advanced course in his/her genre, give one public reading, and will work informally with our creative writing minors and English majors. The professorship is a one-semester appointment for the fall 2014 semester, offers a salary of $20,000, and the possibility of housing.”
  • “The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 9-month appointment, beginning Fall 2014.”
  • The University of Louisiana-Lafayette is advertising for an “Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track, in Professional Writing, beginning Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval.”
  • “Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track Writing Specialist at the rank of assistant professor in the Department of English, Humanities, and Languages. The Writing Specialist will teach courses in Technical and Professional Writing and develop courses in Creative Nonfiction and/or New Media.”
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