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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).

  • From Lemon Hound 3.0: “Lemon Hound is accepting prose, poetry, and visual art for the first Open Call of the season. Well-crafted work in any genre will get our attention.” Pays: “Yes, we will be paying! We’re working out our rates and will let you know.” Deadline: August 23, 2017. Guidelines on Submittable. Update on August 18: Looks as though they closed the call early.
  • Gordon Square Review welcomes submissions for its debut issue through October 15, 2017. ​Writers will receive $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem.” NB: “Please make a note in your cover letter if you currently live in Northeast Ohio (including the Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Youngstown, Kent, or Lorain/Elyria/Oberlin areas) or if you have a strong tie to Northeast Ohio as a past resident, student, etc. –—please elaborate in the cover letter.”
  • Applications for the Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence Program are open until August 31. About the residency award: “A 2-3 week residency for three women writers at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. Each resident will receive a work space at The Mount, a $1000 food and travel stipend, and lodging for the duration of their residency. Residents must provide their own transportation.” There is no application fee.
  • “Pacific Standard is hiring for an engagement fellow who wants to help boost the online readership of a national public interest magazine.” NB: “Because our fellowship is full-time and one full year in length, it is not appropriate for matriculated students. The position pays a stipend of $22,500 for the year, paid in regular biweekly installments; it is expected that editorial fellows will work standard hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in our Santa Barbara, California, offices.”
  • “Tablet is hiring two paid, part-time fall editorial interns! If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you. Interns contribute blog posts and feature articles, and assist the editorial staff with research and fact-checking. The fall internships run from Labor Day through December at our offices in Manhattan.” Apply by August 18.
  • Two part-time jobs in Chicago with the Poetry Foundation: features editor for poetryfoundation.org and permissions coordinator.
  • New York-based job for a Programs Associate: “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, gardens, transit systems, governmental agencies, publishers, and other literary presenters.”
  • “Kundiman is in search of a Programs & Communications Associate or Manager to plan, coordinate, and implement Kundiman’s programs. This includes readings, workshops, the Poetry Prize, Retreat, and Kavad projects. This is a part-time consultant position with partial health benefits, and reports to the Executive Director. Pay and title commensurate with experience. Deadline to apply for this position is August 27, 2017.” Job appears to be based in New York.
  • “Mighty Writers is a nonprofit that teaches Philadelphia kids, two to 17, to think and write with clarity. Our free, out-of-school writing programs in four Philadelphia neighborhoods have grown to serve 2,500 kids a year. We have four storefront locations (MW South, est. 2009; MW West, est. 2013; MW El Futuro, est. 2015 & MW North, est. 2015) and dozens of in-school programs.” Currently looking for a Program Manager whose “position will aid our expansion into rec centers beginning in 2018.”
  • From the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: “The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Creative Writing position to begin fall semester 2018 (8/27/2018). Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) with a 2/2 course load. Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. We are looking for a writer with strengths in both creative nonfiction and poetry.”
  • “The Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), beginning in August 2018.”
  • “Bennington College seeks to add two writers to its undergraduate Literature faculty beginning in the fall of 2018. One position is for a prose writer, and the other is for a prose writer and/or a poet. Applicants should have a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a nationally recognized press.”
  • The Helen Zell Visiting Professorship in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Michigan is a “visiting appointment in creative nonfiction. Anticipated three-year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. 2/1 teaching load. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in any field of creative nonfiction broadly understood (i.e., long-form journalism, the lyrical essay, the nonfiction novel, memoir, etc.). Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.”
  • Syracuse University is looking for part-time faculty to “teach ETS 217 Introductory to Fiction Workshop, online course, Fall 2017. The course will introduce students to writing fiction. Participants in this course will learn how to write a story, how to read closely and critique and revise stories.”

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