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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).

  • September 30 is the deadline for this cycle if you want to submit work to The Writer’s Chronicle. Pays: “We pay $18 per 100 words for accepted manuscripts.” This publication of the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP) features interviews, essays on pedagogy, appreciations, and essays on craft.
  • Shenandoah re-opened for submissions in poetry and fiction last week. Anticipated closing date is November 18, but that may change “if we get flooded with more entries than we can possibly read by the end of the year.” Pays: “Payment will coincide with publication.”
  • Hold the Line is a new publication that is “seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood. Our seasonal magazine will feature practical tactics, hard-learned lessons, and personal experiences with the goal of inspiring parents of all races to strive toward a more unified future. We are looking for a minimum of five personal essays or well-researched articles on the topics of racial justice and cultural as related to parenting. We will also accept submissions of poetry that are related to these topics or gives special insight to one’s culture.” Deadline to submit for possible inclusion in the first issue is October 15, 2017. Pays: $20 for poetry; $30 for “shorter pieces, listicles, or book reviews up to 800 words”; and $80 for “longer pieces, 1300-1800 words.”
  • From WeAreTeachers: “Do you have an inspirational, funny or practical teacher story to tell? We’d love to hear it. WeAreTeachers welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics pertaining to education and teacher life. We also accept submissions for our sister site, School Leaders Now. If we publish your submission, you will receive a $100 honorarium. Plus, if you’re a blogger, we’ll include a link to your blog or website. Before submitting, we recommend reviewing the WeAreTeachers blog to understand our style, format, and tone. Most of our blog posts run between 500–700 words, although some are much less, particularly articles written in list format.”
  • The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) awards fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living in New York State and/or Indian Nations located in New York State.” This year, fiction writers are eligible to apply for these fellowships, which “are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.” The application for this upcoming cycle will open on September 26, 2017, and will close on January 24, 2018. No application fees indicated.
  • October’s coming. You know what that means: a new issue of The Practicing Writer is being prepared for you! We’ll send it out to subscribers on October 1 (after the Yom Kippur holiday). Don’t miss it!
  • Chatham University (Pittsburgh) has “an immediate opening for a Program Assistant in our MFA Creative Writing Program.”
  • Emerson College (Boston) is looking for a Program Coordinator for its Writing, Literature, and Publishing department.
  • “The University of Colorado at Boulder English Department’s Creative Writing Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative nonfiction writing. The position will begin Fall 2018.”
  • The English department at Queens College of The City University of New York “seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor Vacancy in Creative Nonfiction Writing beginning Fall 2018.”
  • “The English Department at the University of Missouri invites applications for the position of the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. We seek an associate or full professor of Creative Writing, working in the genres of fiction and/or nonfiction.”
  • “The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in fiction, beginning July 1st, 2018.”
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts “invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing: Fiction, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Sept. 1, 2018.”
  • “Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible assistant professor position in fiction writing for the Fall of 2018.”
  • “Union College [New York] is hiring an actively publishing fiction writer for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or advanced standing for suitable candidates). The candidate is expected to teach workshops in fiction, courses in contemporary fiction, fiction sections of the English Department’s introduction to literature course, and the college’s First-Year Preceptorial.
  • “The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Fiction, preferably with a secondary area of expertise that will contribute to the intellectual and artistic character of the department, such as engagement in another creative writing or scholarly field, a professional editorial background, or other relevant experience that will enhance our curriculum and community, beginning fall semester 2018. The successful candidate will be integral to our thriving new undergraduate Major in English and Creative Writing, which serves more than 500 students, and is situated in one of the most vital literary communities in the world.”
  • “The Creative Writing program in the Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in fiction (primary emphasis) and screenwriting (secondary emphasis).”
  • As mentioned last week, you will find still more new academic job listings in the MLA Job Information List database. Check ’em out, if that’s what you’re looking for! You’ll need to register, but there’s no fee involved.
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