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).
“Okey-Panky is open for submissions, until August 31 or until we hit our cap. We accept prose and poetry manuscripts of under 1500 words, and comics. Contributors are paid $100, and there is no submission fee. Read the guidelines for your genre carefully. Please submit only once.” (Hat tip to Glendaliz Camacho for the news about this submission window.)
From Moss: “We accept fiction and nonfiction submissions on a rolling basis. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer submissions of at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate. We are not accepting poetry at this time. Submissions are limited to current residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia and those with a substantial connection to the region. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please send only one submission, attached as a Word document, to mosslit [at] gmail [dot] com. Moss pays $125 for each accepted piece. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.”
From Literary Hub: “We are seeking a highly organized and motivated full-time editorial intern at our New York office. The intern will be an integral part of a small team, working closely with editors on day-to- day operations. As the intern must be able to work with us in the office, we will not be considering remote applicants.” This is a paid internship. Application deadline: August 26, 2016.
In Brooklyn, Cave Canem will be running a fall workshop with Afaa M. Weaver. “This Jerome Foundation-funded workshop will explore the recent invention of the Bop, created during a Cave Canem retreat. Participants will delve into a deep study of this poetic form with its inventor. Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument comprising three stanzas, each stanza followed by a repeated line, or refrain, and each undertaking a different purpose in the overall argument of the poem.” Participation in this tuition-free workshop is limited to “adult black poets of African descent living in New York City’s five boroughs. Instructor selects participants on the basis of work submitted. Preference is given to applicants who have enrolled in fewer than three Cave Canem workshops.” No application fee. Deadline: September 1, 2016.
About the Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship: “The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. The scholarship is administered by the Trustees under her will at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, Massachusetts.” NB: The current scholarship amount is “approximately $54,000.” No application fee. Deadline: October 15, 2016.
Narratively is “a digital publication that prides itself on looking beyond the news headlines and clickbait, focusing instead on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. And we’re looking for contract reporters with a knack for uncovering hidden gems to commit to writing at least two previously uncovered features per month. Our Features Reporters will also help us experiment with new Narratively article formats and should be open to fresh ways of approaching a story.” NB: “This is a remote position, with the exception of weekly pitch meetings at our office in Dumbo, Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoons (it’s not mandatory to attend every meeting, but the ideal candidate will be available to come to at least some of them to workshop ideas with the whole team).” Pays: “Rate is $1,000 per month.”
“NOVA’s The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers is looking for a talented social media editor to contribute to our Emmy-nominated PBS science web-only series, and to manage our active online community. Responsibilities include writing daily posts across platforms, writing text to accompany our videos, generating thoughtful social media content, curating content from other science sites, and offering suggestions on how to capitalize on social media trends.” NB: “We pay on a part-time, freelance basis. Hourly rate will vary based upon experience. This job can be done remotely.”
“The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), a nonprofit association of writers and teachers with offices at George Mason University, is seeking a new part-time Membership Assistant. This is a temporary position, expected to end in December 2016.” This job is located in Fairfax, Virginia.
“The MA in Writing program in the Advanced Academic Programs in the Zanvyl-Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Assistant Director. The program has approximately 150 – 200 students.”
“The Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing specializing in work in multiple genres, beginning in August 2017. Special interest in creative nonfiction and poetry.”