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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • ICYMI: The January 2017 issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers just in time for New Year’s. Look in your inbox for it, or check out the new issue online. (You’ll find about 20 no-fee, paying opportunities listed there.)
  • Also just posted: the January edition of Cathy’s Comps & Calls. Like me, Cathy looks for fee-free opportunities. Although she includes nonpaying calls, she indicates which opportunities do pay. Take a look.
  • Part-time position in New York: “The Jeffrey Ahn Jr. Fellowship, a New York-based arts foundation, seeks a Program Coordinator to take leadership of the organization’s administration, including, but not limited to: school/student outreach, event planning, Fellowship project oversight, and donor relations. The Program Coordinator will work directly with the Board and the Creative Director to steer the organization. The Program Coordinator position is ideally suited to a graduate student, artist, or freelancer seeking a flexible, long-term, part-time job that offers an opportunity for personal growth and significant responsibility in the area of not-for-profit administration, the arts, and arts education. As the Fellowship is in its early years, a Program Coordinator who wishes to grow with the organization will be empowered to increase the scope of her/his role as desired. Founded in 2014, The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is dedicated to nurturing creative talent and independence in young people. Every year, the Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to one high school age student from any country or background who wishes to complete an independent artistic project.”
  • The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing (WLP) at Emerson College (Boston) seeks a Program Coordinator.
  • “The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure system) in creative writing, with an emphasis on poetry and a secondary field in poetics, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, playwriting, or screenwriting. Our program is committed to aesthetic diversity; experience in spoken word poetry or performance, hybrid forms, new media, video poetry, book arts, and/or digital publishing are all highly desirable.”
  • From Lamar University [Texas]: “Pending approval and funding for Fall 2017, the Department of English and Modern Languages invites applications for an Assistant / Associate Professor to teach writing (poetry, creative non-fiction, technical, style, grammar) and/or literature half time and to serve as editor of Lamar University Literary Press part-time. We hope that this person will eventually take over the editing of Press.”
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison is advertising for a part-time Lecturer who will teach “English 307, Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry Workshop.”
  • Southern New Hampshire University is looking for online adjunct instructors in English and Creative Writing.
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    1. Many thanks for the mention! Sorry this is so late – my new year has started with a chest infection and I’m horribly behind with everything. Happy New Year!

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