Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers: No Reading/Application Fees. Paying Gigs.
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).
From The Pedestal Magazine: “The editors will be receiving submissions of poetry for the December 2015 issue of Pedestal. No restrictions on genre, length, theme, or style. Send up to five (5) poems in a single file.” Deadline: November 29. Pays: $40 per accepted poem.
“The Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing provides students the opportunity to interact with a published writer who is writing from the region. The award, which includes a cash prize of $1,000, recognizes outstanding Appalachian writers in all genres. During the award ceremony readers read from their work and will often present a craft talk, teach a workshop, or speak about writing as an Appalachian.” Nominations due by December 1. No fee.
Barrelhouse is currently open for nonfiction submissions. “Barrelhouse is interested only in essays that deal, in one way or another, with pop culture, though pop culture here is defined in a fairly broad way.” Read about guest editor Marissa Landrigan’s interests here. Deadline: December 16, 2015. Pays: $50 plus two copies for work published in print issues.
Trish Hopkinson has put together a nifty list of ten new litmags that pay for published work (and don’t charge sub fees!). (Okay, Trish is generous with her definition–some of these offer very token payments: $1. $5. But most pay at least something in double-digits.)
“Love food? And writing? The Nosher is seeking a paid editorial intern to begin immediately out of our Manhattan-based office. We’re looking for someone who can write fun, short blog posts about exciting trends in the Jewish food world as well as aid in the site’s production and social media promotion. Experience with WordPress, photography/photo editing, graphic design, and social media all a plus. The editorial intern will also have a chance to work on other 70 Faces Media brands, including Kveller.com and The Jewniverse.”
The Texas Book Festival is looking for a Literary Director: “The Literary Director position with the Texas Book Festival is responsible for achieving the Festival’s mission by creating, developing, and implementing year round literary programming in Austin and other Texas cities, including the two-day Texas Book Festival, the Texas Teen Book Festival and the Reading Rock Stars outreach programs.”
Job in Washington, DC: “Working closely with the Great Minds Humanities team, the Humanities Program Assistant will support the development of curriculum and professional development programs. The program assistant will organize, manage, and communicate curricular and program documents and information vital to the successful planning, creation, and execution of Great Minds content.”
The National Writing Project (Berkeley, California) seeks a Communications Assistant.
“Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles announces a two year full time faculty position in the MFA Creative Writing Program. The position begins Spring 2016 and will end August 2018. This term contract carries rank at the level of Assistant Professor. Primary responsibilities will consist of course development, giving graduate workshops in Online/Hybrid format, advising students, and participating in outreach efforts, including a literary magazine, visiting writer series, and a major upcoming conference on Latino and Latin American writers. This position involves teaching primarily in the MFA in Creative Writing, online, and on the MSMU downtown Doheny campus on weekends.”
From the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University: “The department invites applications for a tenure-track position in teaching Fiction Writing. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to teach fiction writing at the upper-division level. Teaching assignments will also include first-year composition, introductory, intermediate, and advanced fiction, MFA fiction writing, and supervision of MFA and undergraduate theses. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.”
“The College of Charleston Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) to start August 16, 2016. We seek applicants with either an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and a significant publication record (at least one book published, or under contract, with a nationally recognized press), and evidence of a promising, continuing publication record. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre are desirable.”
“The Department of English at Oakland University [Michigan] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with primary expertise in Literary Nonfiction, to begin August 15, 2016. We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate workshop courses in creative nonfiction, as well as general education literature courses and cognate classes in literary form, for a newly created B.A. program in creative writing. University-level teaching experience in creative nonfiction (or in another genre of creative writing, if accompanied by significant publications in creative nonfiction) preferred; secondary specialization open. Candidates may also teach graduate courses in our English MA program.”
“The Communication Department at Rosemont College [Pennsylvania] is seeking a part-time adjunct professor to teach a course, Literary Journalism, for the Spring 2016 semester. Applicants should have professional experience writing for a variety of media industries such as advertising, journalism, public relations and radio. This course is an introduction to reporting and writing literary journalism and to the works of its best-known practitioners (including Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Gay Talese, John Hersey, and John McPhee).”