Monday Markets for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday 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).

  • Interning for a magazine this summer? You may be eligible for Ed’s Trust Fund ($1200). No fee to apply, but the deadline is coming up soon: “Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. by May 30.”
  • Via the latest newsletter from Creative Nonfiction: “Think, Write, Publish–True Stories That Matter/AN ALL-DAY LEARNING OPPORTUNITY/JUNE 2/Washington, DC: Learn the tools of true storytelling from CNF editor Lee Gutkind, and hone your skills with editors from Creative Nonfiction, Issues in Science and Technology, Slate, and other publications. Then, join us for a very special double-launch of new issues of Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology. This is a free event, but please note that the workshop portion of the event is limited to 50 participants, and advance registration is required….For more information, or to RSVP, email: ThinkWritePublish(at)gmail(dot)com.”
  • The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women’s experiences. Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work.” This year, the prize “will be given for the best original creative, non-academic work by a woman (or women) that prioritize African women’s experience. To this end, the committee invites nominations of novels, plays, short stories, and poetry from publishers or authors. Self-published books are not eligible, and entries may only be submitted for consideration once. The prize is open to authors who have published books in English and English translation with a 2012 and 2013 copyright date. Nominations must significantly deal with Africa (including Cape Verde, and the Islands off the West Coast of Africa; Madagascar; and the Indian Ocean Islands of the East African Coast).” No entry fee. Deadline: July 15, 2014.
  • The June issue of The Practicing Writer will be out next weekend. Filled, as always, with news of no-fee competitions and paying litmag calls. It’s never too late to subscribe!
  • From the University of New Mexico: “English Department requires Assistant Professor in Rhetoric & Writing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, including online classes; oversee internships; serve on graduate committees; direct theses and dissertations; participate in service and advising. Position involves helping to oversee and develop undergraduate and graduate programs in Professional Writing program, continued publishing in field, and other duties associated with a university position.”
  • Bentley University (Mass.) seeks an Adjunct Lecturer to teach poetry during the fall 2014 semester. MFA required.
  • Cornell College (Iowa) “invites applications for adjunct instructors to teach during the 2014-2015 academic year. We are hiring instructors for the following courses: Shakespeare, Renaissance non-Dramatic literature, the Romantics, 18th century fiction, Advanced Fiction Writing; and first-year writing seminar.”
  • The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.) is looking for a Science Communications Specialist.
  • Opera News (New York) seeks an Assistant Editor.