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).

  • Anthology call: “Our upcoming second anthology on multiples, Multiples Illuminated: Life With Twins and Triplets, the Toddler to Tween Years, will focus on stories about twins, triplets, or more from the toddler to tween years (ages two to 12). Editors Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee, both writers, and mothers of multiples (triplets and twins respectively), are calling writers who would like to contribute a personal essay and/or advice on their experience from the years of tantrums to a world of tampons and tween awkwardness. We are looking for stories that are honest, heartwarming, heart wrenching, and humorous.” Unpublished work only. Pays: $40. Deadline: September 30, 2016.
  • The Wanderer welcomes you to submit 4-8 poems….Rather than say what we’re looking for in an individual poem, it’s our hope that you’ll read the work we’ve already published to get a sense of whether or not your poetry is for us. We pay $25 upon publication.” They’re also looking for poems in Spanish as well as book reviews, for which they pay $10 upon publication. (via @Duotrope).
  • Upstreet has reopened for submissions (fiction and nonfiction only; they’re not considering unsolicited poetry at this time). “Payment, upon publication, will be between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays. Each author will also receive one complimentary copy, and may purchase more copies at a reduced rate.” Submission window closes March 1, 2017.
  • “The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers traveling fellowships to cover the cost of attending the annual New Horizons in Science briefing for journalists. The annual conference brings together top-rank scientists and leading science reporters for an in-depth look at seminal developments in science, medicine and technology that are likely to make news in the coming months. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the day-long professional workshops sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers that immediately precede the briefing. The fellowships are intended primarily for reporters from smaller metropolitan print and broadcast news outlets, freelancers and webcasters with a demonstrated interest in science writing. They offer a unique introduction to science reporting that will prove of long-term benefit to the individual and the profession. CASW will, upon request, assign a veteran science writer to serve as personal mentor to the fellowship recipient.” No application fee indicated. Hurry–deadline is September 8. (NB: This year’s conference takes place October 30-November 1 in San Antonio; thanks to the Submittable newsletter for news on this one.)
  • “Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of 15 scholarships/fellowships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. From among those chosen for OPC Foundation recognition, the Foundation selects up to 11 scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to gain valuable work experience at the foreign bureaus of such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the GroundTruth Project and at foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post and Khmer Times. Students win either a $2,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience. In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers…. Winners will be contacted in December so arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon in February 2017 in New York City. Recipients are required to attend. The Foundation will cover the cost of travel and hotel. The three-day event also includes a welcome reception hosted by Reuters and a day of situational awareness/risk management training for journalists.” Deadline: December 1, 2016. No application fee.
  • ICYMI: Both the September issue of The Practicing Writer and the September edition of Cathy’s Comps and Calls are now available. Both resources focus on opportunities for writers that do not charge reading/application/processing fees; everything in The Practicing Writer offers payment, though not all of the listings in Cathy’s Comps and Calls do so.
  • “The Providence Athenæum seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs to lead its expanding and nationally recognized public humanities-based programming.” (Thanks to @NYSocLib for the info.)
  • Harper’s Magazine is looking for a Senior Editor. Job responsibilities include generating story ideas, bringing in writers, assigning and editing pieces, and mentoring junior staff. We publish essays, reportage, memoirs, fiction, criticism, and (especially) hybrids of the foregoing. Even in polemical pieces, narrative is the ultimate engine, and Harper’s remains committed to the density and spaciousness of the long form.” Job is in New York.
  • “The New Yorker is seeking an Associate Social Media Manager to help maintain and expand the magazine’s presence across social-media platforms. As part of the social-media team, the Associate Manager will work closely with the editorial and communications teams to translate The New Yorker’s short-form, long-form, and multimedia reporting to social networks, mindful that these venues mark many visitors’ principal encounter with the brand. As such, the Associate Social Media Manager must possess excellent writing and editing skills, a passion for social media, and a deep interest in the stories and issues regularly covered by The New Yorker.” (via MEOjobs)
  • “The Science Literacy Project (SLP), a 5013-c nonprofit, is looking to add a talented writer/editor to its staff. SLP runs three websites—Genetics Literacy Project, Epigenetics Literacy Project and Genetic Experts News Service— which broadly focus on the intersection of genetics, public policy, ethics and media. The candidate should have a strong grasp of cutting edge areas of science like gene editing/CRISPR, epigenetics, designer babies, endocrine disruptors, and the microbiome and should be able to communicate issues within these fields to a science literate audience (as opposed to an audience of scientists). She or he should also be familiar with the role genes play in human health/disease and food and farming/GMOs. The candidate should have experience writing in a jargon-free way about these issues for a serious-minded, popular audience, have impeccable grammar, be social media savvy and have a working familiarity with Word Press posting. Graphic design skills would be a bonus. The ideal candidate will also have an academic background in the sciences (biology, molecular biology, genetics, etc.). Minimum 1-3 years of writing about science to an audience is required. The position is full time for our New York City office, although we will consider other arrangements (part-time and/or remote).”
  • “Becker College [Massachusetts] is seeking applications for a faculty member in the Humanities Division. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D.. in English, or Humanities, to teach courses in the division: literature, humanities, and fiction and nonfiction writing. Prior teaching in these areas required.”
  • “The University of Chicago Program in Creative Writing invites applications for a three year full-time appointment as Lecturer in Fiction Writing.”
  • “The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Chicago is accepting applications from poets for a full-time, four-year non-renewable Collegiate Assistant Professor position as a Harper Schmidt Fellow beginning September 1, 2017.”
  • “The English Department at Wheaton College [Illinois] invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position to teach Creative Nonfiction for our writing concentration beginning fall 2017. We especially welcome applicants who could also teach a course in one or more of the following: journalism, screenwriting, or playwriting.”
  • “The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2017. The ideal candidate will have at least one published book-length work of fiction, and be able to work across prose genres including at least two of the following: memoir, essay, micro- and flash fiction, short story, novel or other cross-genre prose work.”