Monday Markets and Jobs 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).

  • Whole Terrain, the nationally renowned literary journal of Antioch University New England, has established an annual award for outstanding undergraduate writers. We’re seeking environmental writing — poetry, fiction or non-fiction — from current undergraduates for this year’s volume on the theme of Breaking Bread….The deadline for New Terrain submission is April 15, 2016. The writer of the winning piece will receive the New Terrain Award of $250 and have his or her work published in the upcoming issue.” No entry fee. (Thanks to Cathy’s Comps & Calls for this one.)
  • “To celebrate Poetry Writing Month this April, Singapore Poetry is holding its second annual poetry contest. We are looking for poems that include the word ‘Singapore’ (or its variants) in some creative manner. The poems do not have to be about Singapore; in fact, we prefer it if the poems are not about Singapore. They just have to use the word ‘Singapore’ in a way significant to the poems’ own subject and method. For a good example, read Vijay Seshadri’s ‘Light Verse’ from his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection 3 Sections. And here’s another wrinkle: the contest is open to everyone who is NOT a Singaporean citizen or permanent resident in Singapore.” No entry fee. Prize: “Awards of USD100, 50 and 20 will go to the top three winners. The winning poems will be published on Singapore Poetry; non-winning poems will be considered for publication as well.” Deadline: June 1.
  • From Canada-based Arc Poetry Magazine: “Did you hear the news? We’re giving our writers a raise. Starting with issue 80, contributors to Arc will be paid $50 a page for poetry and prose – up from $40. (Flat rates for brief reviews will remain the same.)”
  • If by some chance you missed it, the April issue of The Practicing Writer was posted and distributed last week. Still more no-fee, paying opportunities included therein.
  • The Poetry Center at the University of Arizona is looking to hire a Publicity and Publications Coordinator.
  • From Wisconsin Public Television: “The Airwaves Editor/Publicist is primarily responsible for editing and producing the program guide and membership tool for Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and its nearly 60,000 members. Airwaves is published monthly, 12 times a year. This position will also work as part of WPT’s promotion department, taking on writing and other promotion duties, including project and event promotion.”
  • “Aperture is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work on Aperture magazine, the foundation’s flagship publication. Reporting to the magazine’s editors, the Editorial Assistant will coordinate with galleries and artists to request artwork, perform picture research, negotiate rights and permissions, assist with writing captions, proofreading, and fact-checking, and manage payments to authors and vendors. In addition to working on the quarterly print magazine, the Editorial Assistant will also assist with publishing timely articles, reviews, and foundation news on Aperture Online, as well as organizing long-term research for Aperture’s print and digital outlets.” This job is located in New York.
  • “Art Resources Transfer seeks a part-time coordinator for its D.U.C. Library Program. Art Resources Transfer is a nonprofit publisher and distribution program. Since 1987, our Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (D.U.C.), has sourced and provided a yearly average of 24,000 free books on contemporary art to 650 public schools and libraries nationwide.” This position is located in New York.
  • “Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate program invites applications for a visiting writer’s position in the fall semester, 2016, or spring semester 2017. The Kim-Frank writer will teach a one-semester course focused on writing about science for educated general readers —the kinds of work that might appear, for example, in The New Yorker or Scientific American.”
  • “The Department of English at Salisbury University [Maryland] is accepting applications for a one year full-time non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Area of Specialization: Creative Writing (Fiction). Primary Job Duties: Teach three four-credit courses per semester in beginning and advanced creative writing with an emphasis on fiction and in literature. Utilizing effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.”
  • “Tulane University [Louisiana] invites applications for a one-year Visiting Professor position in Creative Writing beginning July 1, 2016.  The position is open to writers in any genre, although fiction writing is preferred.  An MFA or other terminal degree is required by the time of appointment.  2-2 teaching load, one of these courses at the introductory level (mixed genre) and the other at the advanced level (single genre), both workshop-style.”