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Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

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).

  • From Tin House magazine: “We accept submissions September 1 through May 31, and, as always, our summer and winter issues are not themed. We consider each submission for all upcoming issues regardless of theme. If you wish to be considered for a particular theme, please make a note in your cover letter. We have provided suggested deadlines for each theme issue, but please be aware that these fill up fast, so get your theme-issue submissions in as soon as possible.” For the Spring 2015 issue, the theme is “rejection”: “We are looking for fiction, essays, memoir, poems, and interviews about rejecting or being rejected. Rejection of, or rejection by people, animals, organizations, institutions, belief systems, physical locations, a calling—the theme is open to interpretation. Deadline is September 15, publication date March 1, 2015.”
  • The Bay Area Discovery Museum is accepting proposals for its Artist-in-Residence program: “We invite artists – visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/choreographers, writers, builders, naturalists, puppeteers, storytellers, actors, playwrights, etc. – to propose residencies and projects which support and enhance our 2014-2015 arts program. As outlined below, our arts program is based on quarterly themes. We look to the artists to propose how to best engage with these themes, from the type of residency proposed to its duration. Thus, there is no minimum duration for a residency; projects may take place at any time throughout the course of the 3 month theme.” Proposals are due September 15 for residencies to take place between December 2014-February, 2015 (Theme: Land). No application fee. Pays: “Artists-in-Residence will be supported by stipends starting at $1,000, the exact size of which will be determined by the cost of project not to exceed $20,000.”
  • The Sacrifice Anthology Writing Contest seeks “submissions for inclusion in the upcoming inspirational essay anthology – Sacrifice – What Would You Give? Submit a personal essay about someone who sacrificed for you or for someone else, in whatever style you feel best expresses the story. Tell us what was done and how it impacted you or the person who received the benefit of the sacrifice.” Prizes: for first place, $50 and two copies of the anthology and publication; second place, $30 and two copies of the anthology and publication; third place, $20 and two copies of the anthology and publication. No entry fee. Deadline: September 30, 2014. (h/t CRWROPPS-B)
  • “Afaa Michael Weaver, winner of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, will select the winner of this year’s Consequence Prize in Poetry. Previous judges have included Brian Turner, Martha Collins, Fred Marchant, Joyce Peseroff, and Kevin Bowen. The award for best poem on the subject of the culture of war includes a cash prize of $250. There is no entry fee. The winning poet and three finalists will have their work published in the print and online editions of CONSEQUENCE Magazine.” Deadline: October 1, 2014.
  • “Nature Magazine is soliciting applications for its winter 2015 internship in Washington DC. This is a paid, full-time writing internship based in our offices just a few blocks from the White House. Our interns are treated like staff reporters. They travel for stories and write for both the website and print magazine. Top candidates will have a strong background in both science and journalism, and should demonstrate a desire to cover the process of science for an audience of research scientists, administrators and decision makers. The internship runs for 6 months beginning in mid-January 2015.” Application deadline: September 30.
  • Tufts University [Massachusetts] is looking for a Professor of the Practice of Poetry. “Five year, non-renewable position teaching courses in poetry writing. Candidates should be established poets with strong records of publication and proven excellence as undergraduate instructors. Candidates should be prepared to teach poetry writing courses at the introductory and advanced levels, to direct undergraduate theses in poetry, to serve as an academic advisor to undergraduates, and to serve on university and departmental committees.”
  • “The Franklin & Marshall English Department [Pennsylvania] invites applications from poets for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin in the fall of 2015.”
  • From Georgia Southern University: “The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of assistant professor of creative writing with an emphasis in poetry and a secondary genre in creative nonfiction.”
  • Ball State University (Indiana) is advertising for an Assistant Professor, Poetry Writing. (h/t @DayCathy)
  • “The University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] Department of English invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2015. Preference will be given to candidates who have a publication record in more than one major genre (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction) and who are prepared to teach introductory multi-genre courses in creative writing as well as creative writing courses at the intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. Responsibilities of all full-time members of the English Department include: teaching six courses per year, two-thirds of which are in our core curriculum sequence in writing and literature; maintaining an active publication record; advising undergraduate students; and serving on faculty committees.”
  • Miami University (Ohio) seeks an Assistant Professor, Creative Nonfiction/Fiction, “to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses in creative nonfiction/fiction; maintain a program of active research, scholarly and/or creative achievement; provide service to the department and university. Require: MFA or PhD by date of appointment, demonstrated potential for excellence in creative writing and teaching, at least one published book from a reputable press. Desire: Preferred secondary interests: graphic narratives, documentary, Latina/o perspectives, issues related to the changing demands of the publishing industry.”
  • From Harvard University (Massachusetts): “The Department of English seeks applications for a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in non-fiction. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. An interest in specialized nonfiction such as environmental, political, or science writing is desirable. The position is a five year untenured appointment.”
  • Quirk Books is looking for an Acquisitions Editor. “We’d prefer an acquisitions editor based in Philadelphia, but we’d happily consider someone based in the NYC area. We’d expect you to join us for key meetings several times a month.”
  • “PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading international literary and human rights organization, seeks an energetic full-time Assistant Editor/Social Media Associate to help expand the organization’s online literary programming and strengthen ties within the literary community while also working to meet the challenges to free expression in the digital age.” This job is located in New York.
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