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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).

  • There are still a few days left to send in work for Motherwell‘s essay series, “The marriage might be over, but the parenting carries on.” From the call: “We are looking for fresh perspectives, up to 1,400 words, that tackle the emotional issues surrounding the end of a marriage or partnership when there are children involved. Interpretations might include: deciding whether to stay together “for the kids”; the realities of dating again or rediscovering your sexual self; the process of settling into single life and single parenthood; the challenges and boons of a blended family. We are open to a range of styles (but no lists, please) and this is a paid opportunity.” Deadline: May 26, 2017.
  • New prize alert from Creative Nonfiction: “The Writing Pittsburgh Book Prize will recognize one book focusing on a subject of regional and national significance, by a writer with a meaningful Pittsburgh connection. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a $10,000 honorarium; publication of their book by CNF’s independent book imprint, In Fact Books (IFB); national distribution; and a marketing and publicity campaign. Manuscripts will be judged on originality; the subject’s broad appeal and resonance with a national readership; interpretation of the ‘Writing Pittsburgh’ theme; and literary quality and strength of prose. The selected book might be an in-depth reporting project focusing on one organization, individual, or event; alternatively, it might be a more personal writing project—for example, a memoir. All submissions will be judged by CNF’s editorial staff. The winning author will work with CNF/IFB’s editorial staff to refine and polish the manuscript. Publication will occur between one year and 15 months from the announcement of the prize.” No entry fee indicated. Deadline: October 23, 2017.
  • “Symphony Space, the multi-disciplinary performing arts center at 95th St & Broadway in New York City, seeks a full time, dynamic and energetic Producer to work with the Director of Literary Programs in all aspects of the literary programs of Symphony Space.”
  • Programs Associate sought: “The Poetry Society of America, the nation’s oldest poetry organization founded in 1910, is looking for a creative, dynamic individual with at least 2-3 years of experience to join its small, high-energy team to help program year-round events. Programs range from single author events to multi-day festivals, and take place in a variety of locations and with a variety of co-sponsors, including colleges and universities, museums, galleries, transit systems, governmental agencies, publishers, and other literary presenters.”
  • Community-Word Project (CWP) “is looking for energetic, POETS AND writers to work as Creative Writing Teaching Artists committed to bringing high quality arts programming to grades K-12 in NYC public schools.” NB: “Poets strongly encouraged to apply.”
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