Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers
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).
Quick reminder: The August issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers this weekend. As per usual, it contains a veritable feast of no-fee competitions listings and submission calls that also PAY for writers’ work. The current issue is always on online right here on this website, but if you subscribe, you can keep each issue FOREVER! ;-))
“Once again Ligonier Valley Writers is holding a Flash Fiction Contest that awards cash prizes and charges NO entry fee. The deadline for submissions is the stroke of midnight on August 15, 2016. As always, authors of the winning entries will be invited to read their stories aloud at various venues during the Halloween season. Winning stories will also be published at LVW’s website. Because these are Halloween stories, topics in past years have ranged from ghosts to dragons to spooky/scary places. This year’s topic is triskadekaphobia and/or – philia: a fear of or fondness for the number 13. Let your imagination run wild. Flash fiction means that the story must be less than 1,000 words long. And please, no poetry.” Prizes: “The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not receive cash prizes but will be published and read aloud with the other winners. All six winning entries will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in Ligonier Valley Writers. This permits them to attend most LVW events free or at reduced prices.” (Thanks to Evan Guilford-Blake for the tip.)
“College students with an aptitude for editing are invited to apply for five scholarships totaling $6,500 awarded by the Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society. If you are a junior, senior or graduate student, you can apply online for the 2016-17 awards….The top award, for $2,500, is named for Merv Aubespin, a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists, a longtime champion of copy editors and, as the chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in the mid-1990s, the “godfather” of ACES. The other four awards are for $1,000 each. All five winners also receive free registration to attend the annual ACES conference, which will be held next in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 23-25, 2017. In addition, the ACES Education Fund provides up to $1,000 in travel expenses for each winner attending the conference. The scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students who are or will be in school for at least one full term during summer 2015 through spring 2016. Previous winners are not eligible.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: November 15, 2016.
“The Atlantic is looking for a senior editor to oversee our coverage of culture, including entertainment, the arts, sports, and media.” Job location: Washington.
“PEN America seeks an ambitious and highly-organized Digital Communications Assistant to support its growing visibility as a global leader in the defense of free expression. This early-career position offers a significant opportunity for professional growth and development in a trusted and responsible role that touches on all facets of PEN America’s communications activities. This is a full-time position in our New York City office, reporting to the Deputy Director for Communications.”
Also in New York: “Library of America (LOA) seeks a creative, motivated, and highly organized External Affairs Associate to serve as an integral member of its team as the organization celebrates its 35th anniversary and launches new initiatives for strategic growth. This generalist position provides valuable experience in a range of development, marketing, and communications areas.”
“The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position, open rank, with an emphasis in poetry, beginning July 1st, 2017.”