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).

  • Don’t forget that the March issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers at the end of last week. Tons of opportunities as per usual within.
  • “GrubStreet [Boston] offers a range of scholarships to forty selected writers each year. Recipients may use their scholarship at any time in the year and toward any class they desire, though not for Muse and the Marketplace tuition or manuscript consulting. There are 4 application deadlines throughout the year–one in each term. We give out 10 scholarships after each deadline.” The next deadline is March 6 at noon.
  • “The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts (now owned and operated by Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia) sponsors the annual Writer-in-Service Award, which includes a two-week residency at the Center, a $500 honorarium, and a $300 travel allowance. The Award is open to U.S. residents working to advance writing through public service careers or volunteer work. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, arts education, literacy instruction, prison arts and education, English as a second language instruction, art-related therapies, etc. While the work of writing instructors and volunteers is vital to the community, the demands often limit personal writing time. This award provides an opportunity for those writers who, like Lillian E. Smith, recognize ‘the power of the arts to transform the lives of all human beings.’” No application fee indicated. Deadline: April 1, 2014.
  • “The editors of West Branch welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We read unsolicited manuscripts between August 15th and April 1st. We print only original, unpublished work. For accepted work, we purchase First North American serial rights.Payment is awarded for accepted works in the amount of $40 per submission of poetry, $10/page of printed prose with a maximum payment of $100, and .$.05/word of online prose with a maximum payment of $100. Additionally, we provide each contributor with two copies of the issue in which his/her work appears and a one-year subscription.”
  • “The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in poetry and drama/screenwriting.
  • “The Poetry Foundation [Chicago] is accepting applications for a professional position [Media Assistant] to assist the marketing and media director with press outreach, communications, marketing, media partnerships, social media, and program implementation, among other duties.”
  • “The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities seeks an Associate Editor for the online Encyclopedia Virginia [] at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Encyclopedia, being developed section by section over a period of years, is an authoritative first point of reference for persons seeking information on a wide range of topics related to Virginia history and culture. The Encyclopedia includes both thematic essays and shorter entries, each supplemented by materials such as images, maps, primary sources, sound and video clips, and teacher resources.” (h/t @StreetlightMag)
  • “As part of the University of Florida’s Preeminence Initiative, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track nine-month positions at the rank of associate or full professor in the Creative Writing Program of the English Department….Duties will normally include teaching two courses per semester, supervising theses of MFA candidates, and service to the department….At present the Program offers MFA degrees in fiction and poetry. However, applications in all genres are welcome.”
  • Lincoln University is looking for an Assistant Professor who “will primarily teach classes in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry. Additional assignments will include teaching Composition.” The same university is also advertising for a full-time Instructor who will primarily teach classes in Composition with some courses in Creative Fiction Writing.”
  • The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith seeks an Assistant Professor: “Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in the rhetoric and writing major, including the new creative writing option, as well as introductory composition courses. Faculty are expected to actively participate in the general education/assessment program; professional/instructional development; ongoing curriculum planning and review; University, college, and departmental committees; student advisement, recruitment, and retention activities; and other related duties as assigned.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a one-year, full-time (2/2 course-load), Visiting Assistant Professor position in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) starting in September 2014 and ending June 2015. Position is academic year, non-tenure-track.”