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).
The “Narrative Matters” section of Health Affairs is running a poetry contest. They’re “looking for well-crafted poems that touch on topics related to health and health policy. Three winning poems will be announced at the end of April. Winners will receive a $500 prize, publication in Health Affairs, and two copies of the issue containing the winning poem.” No entry fee. Hurry: April 22 deadline. (via the Poets & Writers contest blog)
New contest from Work Stew. Entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you knew you had to make a change.” No entry fee. Deadline: “Midnight PST on May 15, 2015.” Prize: $200 and publication on the site.
“Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may be eligible for a scholarship to attend the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, a writing sample, and demonstrated dedication to writing.” Application deadline: June 15, 2015. No application fee indicated. NB: “Please note that scholarships only cover fees to attend conference panels. Regular fees still apply if a scholarship recipient would like to attend any of our one-on-one meetings or workshops.”
“News from The Baltimore Review: “[W]e are now able to provide contributors with a small payment for their work ($40 Amazon gift certificate or $40 through PayPal, if preferred), and we hope to continue this as long as funding is available.” See http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit for more information and guidelines.
Paid internship ($10/hour) in New York with KIWI, “an award-winning national consumer magazine focused on raising families the natural and organic way.”
“The Department of Language Studies and the Arts is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month tenure track, position to serve as Graduate Program Director to coordinate the new MA-Creative Writing low-residency academic program with an optional thematic focus on writing for veterans and the study of war literature. This position is located at our main campus in Saint Leo, Florida.” (via CRWROPPS-B)
“The Department of English at the University of Indianapolis seeks candidates to fill a position of Assistant Professor with MFA and/or Ph.D. to teach Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position to begin August 2015. This is a non-renewable contract with the anticipation of a tenure-track search in the fall of 2015.”
In Hawaii: “UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, temporary, special funds, part-time, non-tenure, for lecturer pool for Fall 2015, contingent upon course offerings, student enrollment, and availability of funds. Teaching may involve face-to-face and distance learning.” Appears to include “Introduction to Poetry Writing” and other writing courses.
“The New Yorker seeks a social media manager to maintain and grow the magazine’s presence across social media platforms, both established and emerging. In this role, the social media manager is responsible for the creation, posting, and analysis of New Yorker material on social channels, as well as investigating new ways to expand The New Yorker’s digital presence.” (via @RachelFersh)
And the Jewish Book Council (New York) is hiring a program assistant.