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).

  • For our friends in Washington State: “The LaSalle Storyteller Award is an unrestricted grant of $10,000 given to a Washington State artist engaged in storytelling through their artistic discipline. The 2017 Award will recognize an outstanding literary artist working in fiction.” Deadline: August 28, 2017. No application fee.
  • The Maine Review‘s current submissions window closes on August 31. Pays: “Upon publication, The Maine Review pays $0.03 per word for fiction and nonfiction, and $50.00 per poem in addition to a complimentary copy of the journal that features your work.
  • pioneertown is an online literary journal publishing both traditional and genre-bending work. Named after an old western movie town in the Southern California desert, pioneertown aims to establish a collection of work new and needed on the literary scene.” Fee-free submission window through the end of August. Pays: “Accepted submissions receive a twenty dollar honorarium, and we hope to offer more in the future.”
  • The Paper Darts 2nd Micro Fiction Award, judged by Lesley Nneka Arimah, invites submissions responding to the prompt of “separation.” Word limit: 200. Prize: $100. No entry fee.
  • Cave Canem, “a home for black poetry” based in Brooklyn, is currently accepting applications for two paid, part-time fellowships (one is for Programs and Communications, and the other is for Workshops). Apply by August 31. (Thanks to @lmecham for the lead here.)
  • From Stanford University: “The Creative Writing Program is seeking an Administrative Associate to provide administrative support to 20 Stegner graduate fellows, 23 lecturers, 6 English faculty, and undergraduate students pursuing a Creative Writing minor or an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis. The associate will serve students, faculty, and visitors in a busy office with an extensive schedule of public events, and will be responsible for supervision of student and temporary workers. The Program is part of the English Department and is considered the top writing program in the country. In addition to academic classes, the schedule includes writers-in-residence in poetry and fiction and public appearances by prominent authors. This position works under the supervision of the Creative Writing Program Manager, reports to the Program Director, and works closely with English administrative staff.”
  • “PEN America seeks an innovative, energetic, and highly organized Community Outreach Coordinator for a new project to develop and reinvigorate constituencies for press freedom defense in communities outside of the New York area. This position is funded by a grant enabling PEN America to test means to interest, educate, and mobilize local audiences on issues of press freedom and free expression.” NB: Job is based in PEN’s NYC office.
  • Savannah College of Art & Design “seeks a writer to help research and produce speeches, presentations, op-eds, and other materials for the office of the president. The work is all storytelling – using data, research, images, infographics, cultural history, and the stories of students and alumni to advance the mission of the university. All applicants must submit two nonfiction writing samples in PDF, each under 1,000 words, demonstrating the ability to tell a compelling story with poetry, wit, and substance.”
  • The Sewanee School of Letters (SSL) is hiring a Director. NB: “The SSL is a summers-only Master’s Degree program that offers an MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. The Director of the SSL will be in residence during the two months around the 6-week program. During the rest of the year, and in a part-time capacity, the Director will be expected to communicate on a regular basis with the on-campus administrative coordinator and as needed with faculty and students. As well, periodic visits to campus during the year will be necessary.” Also: “As the Director is responsible for both the M.A. in English and American Literature and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, a Ph.D. or M.F.A., or significant experience in creative writing, is required. The successful candidate will be an active scholar or creative writer with teaching and administrative experience and a strong record of publication. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated national reputation, with the expectation of developing a program of increasing prominence.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for an assistant director of the graduate program in creative writing, to begin January 1, 2018. If applying for this position, please reference “Assistant Director Position” in your letter of application.” NB: “The Assistant Director is a dual faculty/administrative appointment and the successful candidate will provide strong, collaborative leadership.”
  • “The English Department at Columbus State University in Georgia invites applications and nominations for the Donald L. Jordan Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing. The recipient of this professorship will hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing and will be responsible for implementing the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for Traditional American Writing, which is purposed to encourage and promote writing that honors the traditional American values of responsibility, gratitude, generosity, faith, and love.”
  • “Fiction writers are invited to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno starting August 2018.”
  • “Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2018.” The College is located in Minnesota; the position is for a poet.
  • Also in Minnesota: “The Macalester College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Prose at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area(s) of specialization may include long or short forms in any creative prose genre(s) including, but not limited to: creative nonfiction, fiction, memoir, or experimental or digital writing.”
  • “The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in creative writing with a specialty in poetry.”
  • “Goucher’s Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing and The Kratz Center for Creative Writing are seeking a Writer in Residence for the 2018 spring semester. The Kratz Center, co-directed by Madison Smartt Bell and Elizabeth Spires, is one of Maryland’s premier undergraduate academic centers devoted to the study and presentation of creative writing. Goucher College’s Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing offers a minor in Creative Writing, a minor in Professional Writing, and together with the Center for Humanities, an English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing. This is a one-semester visiting appointment. The Writer in Residence will teach an advanced fiction writing workshop, conduct independent studies and supervise theses for advanced student fiction writers in a top-tier four-year undergraduate creative writing program. Additionally, the Writer in Residence (WIR) will serve as a judge for our Kratz Fellowships and give a reading for the community.”