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).

  • REMINDER: This week will bring the September issue of The Practicing Writer, which will serve up another mega-generous helping of no-fee, paying competitions and calls. If you’re not yet subscribed, get on that, pronto!
  • From the Star Tribune: “This summer isn’t even over and yet here we are, searching for next summer’s novel to be serialized in the pages of the Star Tribune. The first four–Mary Logue’s ‘Giving Up the Ghost’; Cary Griffith’s ‘Savage Minnesota’; Megan Marsnik’s ‘Under Ground’; and this summer’s ‘Stone Lake’ by Richard Horberg–have been so much fun, each completely diffrent from the next. (A ghost story, a mystery, an historical novel, a small-town journey.) Readers followed along in print each day, caught up online, or purchased the e-book for $3.99. So now we are looking for the next one. Maybe yours? Manuscripts must be original and unpublished (either in print or digitally). Minnesota settings and authors are preferred but not mandatory–anyone can submit.” Follow the instructions provided on the website (sending only the first chapter). Deadline: October 31, 2016. Pays: As I learned via Twitter: “We pay royalties and an advance.” No submission fee.
  • “Writers from the state of Maine are encouraged to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. One fiction writer and one poet will be selected. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. This year’s judges are are Tania James for fiction and Cynthia Cruz for poetry. The submission deadline is January 9, 2017.” No application fee. NB: “In addition, each winner will receive a $500 honorarium; present a public reading in New York City, hosted by Poets & Writers; and have the opportunity to participate in a one-month residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming.”
  • Two jobs are available with Poets & Writers in New York: production editor and advertising assistant.
  • Job in San Francisco with Goodreads: “The Goodreads Editorial team produces several monthly newsletters, as well as blog posts, infographics, and social media all about the best subject in the world: books. We’re looking for a sharp writer/editor with extensive writing, editing, and copyediting skills to join a fun and dynamic team.”
  • “Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based online ideas daily, seeks a driven and dynamic Managing Editor to join our team.”
  • From Johns Hopkins University: “We are seeking to fill a position in fiction at the assistant-professor level. Interested applicants should have at least one book of fiction published by a reputable house, and another underway.”
  • “Brandeis University seeks a distinguished poet with strong teaching experience and a minimum of one well-received poetry collection to join the faculty of our undergraduate creative writing program as Associate Director. Position begins Fall 2017. The rank for the position will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications, both professional and academic.”
  • From Georgia Southern University: “The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of assistant professor of creative writing with an emphasis in poetry and a secondary genre of expertise, excluding fiction (such as screenwriting, the graphic novel/memoir, hybrid/multigenre creative writing, creative nonfiction, or others).”