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).

  • From Cardinal Sins: “We are currently seeking creative nonfiction submissions to be featured in our Winter 2017 issue. The theme of this semester’s contest is ‘Identity.’ We are looking for you to think outside the box and go beyond the physical. We encourage you to consider masks, communities, splits, and expressions in your submission. The winning entry will receive $100, and the author’s work, portrait, and a short bio will be included in the Winter 2017 issue of Cardinal Sins. Work selected for honorable mention will also be included, but no monetary prizes will be awarded for them.” Deadline: February 12, 2017. NO entry fee.
  • From Okey-Panky: “We want your sub-1500-word prose, poetry, and comics. There’s no fee.” Pays: $100. As for deadline: “the end of February or until we hit our cap.”
  • The Rumpus is launching a new series “devoted to showcasing personal essays, interviews, and art about immigrant and refugee experiences.” Check the announcement for more details, including payment info. (Thanks to @Tweetertation for this one.)
  • And in case you missed it, the latest opportunity-packed issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers last week. It will remain online until February 28.
  • Bookselling job in Chicago: “Do you think you can recommend the perfect book for any customer? City Lit Books, an independent bookstore in Logan Square, is seeking a passionate book lover to join our customer-focused team. This is a great opportunity to contribute to building a community around book culture.” NB: “Regular part-time position. Required availability: 20 – 25 hours per week to include one weeknight evening and one weekend day.”
  • In New York: “We are seeking professional and active writers, literacy and ELA specialists and educators to join a small team of writing specialists to develop and facilitate a college-readiness writing and enrichment program for Harlem Children’s Zone middle and high school afterschool programs. The Writing Specialist assists in developing students’ skills and confidence to see writing as an empowering mode of analysis and self-expression that will result in academic and professional success. Writing Specialists collaborate with staff, especially other teaching artists, on building interdisciplinary curricula that merge reading, writing, critical and creative thinking with other arts enrichment units, as well as assists in the building of our own writing-centered curriculum that focuses on interweaving academic skills with creative project-based learning.”
  • “Pending budgetary approval, the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates one non-tenure-stream Lecturer position in our Writing and Composition programs, to begin September 2017. We seek candidates with interests and experience in teaching our introductory non-fiction courses, seminar in composition, and occasional more advanced courses in those fields. Other expertise that would be valued: teaching writing to non-native speakers, digital pedagogy, teaching introduction to fiction, teaching written professional communication. Lectureships are renewable, full-time, non-tenure-stream appointments, with the opportunity for promotion. Teaching load is normally 6 courses per year, with some expectation of committee/service work. One service area of special interest is social media communication. Ph.D. or MFA required.”