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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).

  • For its final print issue, Crab Orchard Review invites work that fits “the topic of ‘Weather Reports: All About the Weather.’ We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, history, popular culture, art, and our own lives. All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English. Please inquire before submitting any translations.” Pays: “Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.” Deadline: December 21, 2016.
  • Wonderful update from the Saltonstall Colony for the Arts: “We have decided to eliminate our application fee in an effort to make a Saltonstall residency accessible to as many people as possible.” Writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction who are New York State residents may apply of the summer 2017 residencies. The residencies themselves are free of charge. Additionally, “a $250 or $500 stipend to help off-set expenses (based on a 2- or 4-week session)” is provided. Application deadline: January 2, 2017.
  • Now open for submissions: the Algren Awards. “The Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Literary Awards is a nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren….There will be one winner ($3,500), four finalists ($1,000) and five runners-up ($500 each), and all stories will be considered for publication in Printers Row, the Tribune’s digital literary journal.” Deadline: January 31, 2017. No entry fee. (Be sure to read the lengthy official rules.)
  • The Kveller site, “for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting,” is “super excited to announce the launch of the Kveller Writers Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to give moms (or dads!) who are also writers the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.” NB: “The fellowship is open to writers of any experience. The four writers selected for the fellowship will work remotely, but will be flown out to New York City during the course of the fellowship for a day of in-person workshops with the team (and dinner. And drinks. Definitely drinks). The work produced during the fellowship will be published on Kveller, and fellows will receive payment for each contribution.” Application deadline: January 1, 2017.
  • “Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema is seeking a full-time Copywriter to articulate persuasive, clear, and compelling copy to a variety of audiences in support of BAM’s renowned programs and distinctive institutional identity.”
  • The University of Virginia’s Miller Center “seeks a Writer to write, copyedit, and oversee production of a variety of internal and external communications, including weekly email updates, monthly management reports, briefing books, and event reports, as well as manage print production of a variety of Miller Center publications.”
  • “The Department of English at Columbus State University [Georgia] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Multigenre.”
  • Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences “is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor & MFA Coordinator position in Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process department.”
  • California College of the Arts “is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in contemporary literature with an emphasis in creative nonfiction writing and world literature, to begin August 2017.”
  • “Houston Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts seeks candidates for a faculty position within the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing to begin August 2017. We are specifically interested in candidates who have credentials and experience in Creative Writing, with a focus in fiction, journalism, screenwriting, or media criticism. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.”
  • “The English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant University seeks an established fiction writer with college-level teaching experience for a one-year appointment, with the potential for a one-year renewal, beginning August 2017. The Writer/Lecturer should reside in the Providence/Boston area while the university is in session, September 2017-May 2018. This position offers a competitive salary with full benefits.”
  • “Saint Leo University is seeking adjunct instructors to teach Graduate level courses in creative writing as part of our low-residency MA program.”

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