Monday Markets and Jobs

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).

  • It’s the beginning of November, which means that the latest issue of The Practicing Writer–packed with publishing opportunities that won’t charge fees to attempt them but WILL pay you for your work–has recently gone out to subscribers. You can also find it here.
  • “We at Eco-Chick are thrilled to announce our inaugural writing contest. We invite writers to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry related to our ongoing theme of women and the environment. The focus of this year’s contest is water….Writers can interpret our theme in any way they choose, as long as their piece has something to do with women and water. Though our contest is focused on women, we encourage anyone to submit no matter where you fall on the gender spectrum. Your submission should have an element related to women, such as a female character or a theme related to women’s issues.” No entry fee. Prizes: “There will be a $150 prize for the first place winner in each category (nonfiction essay, fiction and poetry), and a $50 prize for each runner-up. Winners and runners up will have their piece published on” Deadline: November 15, 2015. (via Cathy’s Comps and Calls)
  • A list of 14 venues where a writer will be paid at least $100 for an essay.
  • And here’s a list of (mostly) paying venues where expat writers might submit their writing.
  • Esquire (New York) is advertising for a Culture Editor: “We’re looking for a proven site section editor who will elevate’s cultural coverage (Internet, TV, movies, food + drink, and sports in particular).” (via MEOJobs)
  • Program Coordinator sought by the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes (based at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut).
  • “The Book Stall, an independent bookstore in Winnetka, IL, is seeking a full-time Events Coordinator.”
  • “The Department of English at the University New Mexico invites applications for the Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction for the academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.”
  • “The Department of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English, beginning September 2016, with a primary specialization in Creative Writing: Nonfiction.”
  • “Missouri Southern State University: The Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in Writing beginning August 2016 (appointment allows for a possible three year employment with the potential of continuation following the third year). The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4/4 load, with first-year writing comprising half the load. Remainder of load will come from courses in professional writing, creative writing, and general education literature surveys as appropriate to background of the hire. Specialties of particular interest include professional and technical writing, especially science writing, as well as creative nonfiction and memoir.”
  • Pittsburg State University [Kansas] is advertising for an Assistant Professor-Creative Writing (Fiction).
  • “The Weber State University Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of English specializing in fiction writing.” (Requisition #09740)
  • “The Franklin & Marshall English Department [Pennyslvania] invites applications from fiction writers for a visiting position, renewable up to two years, to begin in the fall of 2016. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications.”
  • Santa Monica College (California) seeks a Journalism Instructor.