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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).

ICYMI: The October issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers a couple of days ago. As per usual, this issue is packed with additional no-fee, paying opportunities and calls. Each current issue remains online for one month. NB: Nothing that appears in today’s “Monday Markets” post appears also in the newsletter, so be sure to read the issue AND this post for maximum benefit!

  • Through the Gate, “a weekly of fantastical poetry,” is open for submissions. (NB: no simsubs.) Pays: “Payment is $10 (USD) per unpublished poem by PayPal or mail.” (via @Duotrope)
  • A variety of funding opportunities will facilitate participation in the next Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Convention (scheduled for March 2017 in Portland, Oregon). No application fees. Deadlines: Depending on the award, deadlines fall between October 10, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Check the website for more information and specific application instructions.
  • Applications are now open for A Public Space’s 2017 Emerging Writer Fellowships. “Under this project, three emerging writers will be selected for six-month fellowships,” which include mentorship, publication, a payment of $1,000, and Brooklyn workspace (optional).” Eligibility: “Only writers who have not yet published or been contracted to write a book-length work are eligible. There is a preference for writers who have not yet signed with an agent. International applicants are encouraged to apply, but we are only able to consider submissions in English. Only one submission per person is allowed. Please do not submit the same piece through the Fellowship category and the General Submissions category. A Public Space’s editors reserve the right to invite submissions.” NB: Submissions are evidently limited to fiction or essay. No application fee. Deadline: November 1, 2016.
  • “The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries….The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country. All stories submitted must be unpublished, but both unpublished and published writers are eligible to apply….The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions – Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Please note that while the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible.” No entry fee. Deadline: November 1, 2016.
  • The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle is running a short story contest (and you don’t *have* to be from Wisconsin to enter it). No entry fee. Cash prize. Deadline: November 7, 2016.
  • The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery.” Paid fellowships. No fees to apply. Deadline: November 8, 2016. (h/t @sethmnookin)
  • Shelf Awareness is looking for a freelancer, approximately 20-25 hours a week, flexible schedule, to help edit adult and children’s book reviews, and other copy as needed, working with several editors. This person will serve occasionally as backup and support for various Shelf editors. Ideal candidate is in the Eastern time zone, has a journalism background, is familiar with book publishing and is a thorough, quick, accurate editor, with strong copy editing skills.”
  • Part-time job in Minneapolis: “The American Jewish World, now in its 105th year of publication, is seeking a Community News Editor to help produce a biweekly newspaper. This assistant editor job involves writing feature articles and editing copy, updating website and social media platforms.”
  • Kundiman, “an organization that is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature,” seeks “a Manager who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. This consultant position reports to the Kundiman Executive Director.” NB: “Must live within commuting distance of metropolitan New York.”
  • The New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice is hiring a Senior Writer.
  • Gettysburg College [Pennsylvania] has posted the application call for its next Emerging Writer Lecturer.
  • “The Department of English at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. We seek a widely published and diversely engaged writer working in fiction or non-fiction prose with related interests in other genres and/or fields.”
  • Southern New Hampshire State University’s “traditional campus is seeking an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, starting September 2017. The successful candidate will have a passion for creative writing, an excellent record in teaching undergraduates, and a minimum of one book published by a nationally recognized press or several publications in nationally reputable literary journals. Candidates must be qualified to teach fiction, nonfiction, composition, and publishing. Experience in administering a creative writing program is a plus.”
  • “Brown University Department in Literary Arts [Rhode Island] invites applications for the Bonderman Professor of Creative Writing (with emphasis in Fiction), beginning in July 2017. This is a one-year position, with possible option to renew for up to two years.”
  • Quick note: I don’t expect to be online much today–I’m preparing this post ahead of time and scheduling it for “normal” publication Monday morning. Wishing a very happy Jewish New Year (Shanah Tovah) to everybody else who is celebrating it.

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