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).

  • The Winter Tangerine Awards “aim to honor new and emerging poets and prose writers who are creating electric work. Submissions will only be accepted from writers who have not yet published a novel or collection of any type. We aim to showcase writers based on the merit of their work, rather than the prestige behind their name, so submissions will be read entirely blind. We don’t believe in reading or entry fees, so entries for the awards are free (though we do have optional tip jar submissions!). Additionally, we believe that writers deserve to be paid for their work, so we’ve allotted a cash prize of $250 for the award winners.” Deadline: July 1, 2016. (via Selene MacLeod/Calls for Submissions)
  • “During the month of April, 2016, Catapult Books is accepting book-length manuscripts of literary fiction and nonfiction–reportage, research, essays, memoir, and graphic narratives. We will consider only one manuscript per writer, please. We aim to respond within six months.”
  • “Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting nonfiction submissions for a new anthology, Writing for Animals: An anthology for writers and instructors to educate and inspire. From Franz Kafka’s Report to the Academy to Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are Completely Beside Ourselves, animals have played a central role in literature. Increasingly, writers are playing a central role in advancing awareness of animal issues through the written word. And yet little has been written about the process of writing about animals—from crafting point of view to voice. Writers who hope to raise awareness face many questions and choices in their work, from how to educate without being didactic to how to develop animals as characters for an audience that still views them as ingredients. We hope to address these issues and more with a new collection of essays, by writers and for writers—but most of all, for the animals. We seek essays from authors and educators. Our focus is on including a mix of instructional and inspirational essays to help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it. Essays may be previously published and should not exceed 10,000 words. Accepted submissions will receive a stipend of $100 plus a copy of the finished book.”
  • “Shade Mountain Press is seeking novel manuscripts by African American women. Any topic, any style, preferably literary rather than genre….The only real restriction is that we don’t publish children’s or young adult literature. Reading period: April 1–July 1, 2016; projected publication date: summer 2018. Length: at least 70,000 words, but longer is good too.”
  • Barnard College [New York] seeks a part-time copyeditor/writer.
  • “The Houston Press is looking for a Food Editor who will work with our lead food critic and other food writers to craft our restaurant and food coverage for both online and in print. Candidates should be knowledgeable about food, write and report well and be very organized. The is full-time staff position with benefits. The Food Editor will report directly to the Editor-in-chief.”
  • “We’re currently hiring for the position of Director of Programs at Image. The ideal candidate is a serious multi-tasker, brings strong administrative skills to the table, and finds motivation in a fast-paced work environment where a small, dedicated staff manages to produce a disproportionately large amount of goodness. We need someone who can tackle spreadsheets and writing projects (bringing analytical and creative skills together). We need someone who will bring leadership to the highly independent parts of the job and warmth and caring to the collaborative and public parts of the job. The candidate should be excited to learn new programs, software, and ways of thinking—in a word, adaptable.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for an advanced assistant professor of creative nonfiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis.”
  • “The Department of English at Monmouth University [New Jersey] is seeking applications for two Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Fiction). These anticipated openings are for the 2016-2017 academic year and are tenure-track appointments.”
  • “Creighton University’s [Nebraska] Department seeks to fill two Resident Assistant Professor positions in Creative Writing/Poetry for its Department of English. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position. This position is to teach undergraduate courses based upon the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. The Resident Assistant Professor will teach a 4-4 course load beginning in August 2016.”