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).

  • The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts has reopened for submissions. “For all submitters, we aren’t as concerned with labels – hint fiction, prose poetry, micro fiction, flash fiction, and so on – as we are with what compression means to you. In other words, what form ‘compression’ takes in each artist’s work will be up to each individual.” Pays: “$50 per accepted piece and signed contract.”
  • June 30 is the deadline for submissions for Words Magazine‘s current short-story contest. Theme: “Christmas.” Prizes: “Prizes: 1st – £50, 2nd – £25. All entries will be considered for publication in either future issues of WORDS Magazine or in online anthologies.” (via Cathy’s Comps & Calls)
  • “Dickinson House [Belgium] is pleased to offer three fellowships to writers for its 2018 residency season. These fellowships (all two-week residencies) waive the residency fee (room and board). Fellows are responsible for travel costs, their own insurance and visa fees, and any incidentals. Fellowships are awarded based on merit and need. People of color, women, and lgbtq people are especially encouraged to apply. You do not need to apply for a residency separately if you apply for a fellowship. Your fellowship application constitutes application for residency.” Fee-free application deadline runs through July 1. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • From the Archdiocese of Baltimore: “Catholic Review Media is actively searching for a bilingual/biliterate staff writer to join their staff! In this position, you will provide dynamic content in Spanish and English for all Catholic Review Media channels, including but not limited to The Catholic Review Magazine and You will develop, report and write news and feature articles as well as in-depth centerspreads for the publications in a variety of formats. In addition, you will be responsible for translating stories from English to Spanish and will act as the project lead for development and publication of a regular, ongoing Spanish-language publication.”
  • Job in New York: “The Century Foundation (TCF), an independent progressive public policy think tank, seeks an Editorial Associate to work closely with TCF staff and fellows in preparing TCF content for the digital world, in all of our policy areas. The ideal applicant will have a voracious appetite for reading public policy work in a variety of areas, an excellent sense of story structure, a keen eye for detail, and strong writing skills.”
  • Job in DC: “Do you find yourself editing your friends’ writing mistakes? Or commonly correcting others when they say something grammatically incorrect? Morning Consult is looking to hire a Deputy Copy Editor who thrives in these situations. We are looking for someone with professional newsroom experience, preferably editing Washington-focused policy or business stories for a print or online publication. This position requires about an hour of early morning editing of our weekday news briefs, which are sent to subscribers around 8 a.m. The early morning work can be done remotely before coming into the newsroom for the remainder of the work day. Applicants must be able to start no later than August 7, 2017.”
  • “The University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is seeking a half-time Administrative Services Coordinator. This position provides administrative support to the Director of the Graduate Nonfiction Writing Program and the Director of the Undergraduate English and Creative Writing Major. This includes coordinating the logistics for visiting writers, functioning as the main point of contact for the two areas and being responsible for coordinating the publication of newsletters. The work hours for this position will be Monday – Friday 1-5 PM with occasional evenings and weekends.”
  • “Interlochen Center for the Arts [Michigan], one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, public broadcasting, and fine arts presentations, seeks a Director to lead its Creative Writing program, a 12-month position providing leadership for two preeminent arts education programs: Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy. Position to be filled for the coming academic year with a start date of August 25 or anytime up to January 1, 2018.” (via @collokate)
  • From the University of Texas at Dallas: “The School of Arts and Humanities seeks to fill occasional openings for part-time lecturers in the field of Creative Writing. Specializations sought include creative writing, prose fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, play writing, and screenwriting. Applicants must have appropriate graduate degrees (MFA, PhD) from accredited institutions and/or experiential qualifications in the way of legitimate publications. Previous collegiate or university teaching experience is required.”
  • “The Departments of English and Communications at Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Cultural Studies. We seek an energetic, theoretically sophisticated and interdisciplinary teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to invigorating the College’s cross-disciplinary humanities course offerings. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in American cultural studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Candidates should specialize broadly in American studies and incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks relative to multiple communities or issues—African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a American, etc. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach media criticism, literary journalism or creative nonfiction.”