Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday 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).

  • Bennington Review will close to submissions on May 15, 2017. “We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be ‘making birds, not birdcages,’ we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.” Pays: “We pay contributors $100 for prose of six pages and under, $200 for prose of over six pages, and $20 per poem, in addition to two copies of the issue the piece is published in and a copy of the subsequent issue.”
  • “To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen,” the Jane Austen Society of North America [JASNA] “conducts an annual student Essay Contest. Support is generously provided by a grant in memory of the late Russell Clark and in honor of William Phillips, educators and leaders in JASNA’s Greater Chicago Region. Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter. The Essay Contest is open to students world-wide at the high school, college/university, and graduate school levels of study. Entrants do not need to be members of JASNA. Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in coursework during one or more semesters/quarters of the contest year. Home-schooled students at the high school level are also eligible. Part-time is defined for the college/university level as a minimum of six credit hours and for the graduate level as a minimum of three credit hours leading to an advanced degree.” Check the announcement for details on this year’s theme and breakdown of cash scholarships and other prizes by category. There is no entry fee. Deadline: May 21, 2017.
  • ICYMI: The new (May) issue of The Practicing Writer has gone out to writers. As per usual, it includes even more no-fee, paying opportunities for poets, fictionists, and writers of creative nonfiction. The current issue remains online for the rest of the month.
  • The Hewnoaks Artist Colony is looking for a Summer Colony Manager. They’re looking for is “an organized, responsible creative person to live on our beautiful campus on Kezar Lake for the summer. Duties will include checking residents in and out each weekend, some cleaning and caring for our cottages, light groundskeeping, making sure artists have what they need to work, assisting with documentation and social media, communicating regularly with the Hewnoaks Executive Director and local board members, attending to any sudden facilities issues, and encouraging conversations among resident artists each week. This position requires living at the Hewnoaks lodge from June 19th through September 25th and will involve roughly 20 hours of work each week depending on the needs of the residents. Applicants must be able to work all Saturdays as this is our change-over day, and days away must be scheduled in advance. The right candidate will have experience with artists and artist colonies and a willingness to fit their own creative practice around the needs of our residents. Hewnoaks occupies a rustic historic property, and our Summer Colony Manager will need to be comfortable monitoring the property for issues that may arise. Spouses/partners are welcome to stay as well, but children cannot be accommodated. Sorry, no pets. Payment is a $4000 stipend for the summer in addition to a private bedroom, bathroom and studio space in our main lodge.” Application deadline: May 3 (soon!).
  • Bookforum is in search of a Production Manager: “Publishing experience is required; Adobe CS skills are essential. This job involves all aspects of magazine publishing—print, digital, and web management. A working knowledge of the literary and art worlds, and an appreciation of Bookforum and Artforum, are helpful.”
  • Miami-Dade College (Florida) is looking for a Copywriter.
  • Cleveland Magazine, an award-winning city and regional magazine of Great Lakes Publishing, seeks an Associate Editor. We’re looking for a versatile editor with experience in editing magazine-style features. The ideal candidate will possess well-honed editing and rewriting skills, be adept at writing engaging headlines and display copy, have an affinity for strong service journalism and short writing, understand creative content packaging for cover and front-of-book stories, be detail-oriented with an affection for AP style and superior copyediting skills.”
  • Open rank position announcement: “The English Department of Northeastern University [Massachusetts] invites applications for a position in poetry and poetry writing, to begin in fall of 2017. We are seeking a scholar of modern and contemporary poetry, specializing in issues of race and social justice, who is also a practicing poet. The person appointed in this position will teach modern and contemporary poetry at the graduate and undergraduate levels and creative writing classes at the undergraduate.”
  • “The Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University [New Jersey] is seeking distinguished writers for a potential part-time opening in fiction. This position is a one- or two-semester appointment. The position begins September 2017 and/or February 2018.” NB: A similar announcement pertains to poetry.