Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying 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 May issue of The Practicing Writer has already gone out to subscribers. Normally, subscribers have first access to all of the listings of fee-free, paying competitions and calls that are packed into each issue (and each newsletter spotlights at least 20 such opportunities). But there seems to be some weird glitch happening today; I haven’t even received my own copy yet, although I hit “send” quite some time ago! Fortunately, you can also consult the issue online until it’s replaced by the next month’s edition.
  • The clock is ticking if you want to send anything in for the carte blanche team to consider before submissions close tomorrow (May 1). Pays: “a modest honorarium.”
  • Baltimore writers: In July, “40 Baltimore-based artists and 20 regional and national arts consultants will convene for two days of intensive professional development, community building, and networking. This retreat – conceived by The Contemporary in 2016 – is in service of deepening networks, opportunities, and practices in Baltimore’s arts community. The Baltimore Artist Retreat features topical workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and presentations by participating artists. The retreat is free for all selected artists and includes transportation to and from the center, lodging, and all meals.” No application to apply, either. Deadline: May 7, 2018.
  • “The University of Arizona’s Poetry Center seeks highly motivated and engaging applicants for the position of Education Program Coordinator. Within the Poetry Center’s team this position in collaboration with another Coordinator, are responsible for carrying out the Poetry Center’s seven K-12 education efforts: Writing the Community, Poetry Out Loud, Family Days, Brave Books, Field Trips, Teacher Professional Development, and the Dianne Bret Harte Matinee Program.”
  • MIT Press Bookstore (Massachusetts) is advertising for a Bookstore Events and Outreach Assistant (part-time, 21 hrs/wk.), “to coordinate the bookstore’s community outreach and marketing efforts, including the planning, promotion, and execution of the [email protected] lecture series.”
  • The Believer is relaunching its website late this summer, and they’re looking for a digital media editor who “will work closely with the web editor, art director, and publisher to create comprehensive social media strategies to build the largest possible audience for the sites print archive and quickly expanding web-exclusive content. This is a part-time (19 hours per week), remote position. Compensation is a stipend.”
  • “The program in Creative Writing, in the Department of English at Rutgers University [New Brunswick, New Jersey], requests applications for the position of Lecturer. Our faculty teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced Creative Writing in several genres. We especially invite applications with credentials and with administrative ability in such areas as: program development, entrepreneurial initiatives, course development, course co-ordination and evaluations; extracurricular event planning and team building; organization of mentoring and advisement (individual advising, direction of honors projects, advising for our Certificate Program and Minor, and conducting skill development sessions for application to graduate school or MFA programs, for example).”
  • “Pacific Lutheran University [Washington] invites applications for a one-year visiting position in English-Creative Writing (Fiction) and Composition at the assistant professor rank for the 2018-2019 academic year.”
  • “Centenary University of New Jersey is seeking to fill the temporary position of Adjunct Faculty in Creative Writing for the Fall Semester 2018.” They seek “an enthusiastic, creative candidate to teach The Form and Theory of Poetry in the Fall 2018.” NB: “The course meets at the Hackettstown campus on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9:40 pm from August 30 through December 15, 2018.” Also: “Potential for additional creative writing courses in the Spring 2019 term.”
  • 3 thoughts on “Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

    1. Annette says:

      Erika, I’m a subscriber and I haven’t received the May issue yet either – maybe it got stuck somewhere?

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Hi, Annette. Looking through the YahooGroups support threads (there is no direct support section), it seems as though multiple group owners are reporting problems like the one our group is having. Messages simply are not being processed correctly. I hope that the problem will be resolved soon. In the meantime, I hope that you’ll be able to access the newsletter at the link I’ve provided in this post. Thank you so much!

        1. Annette says:

          Erika, – I used the link instead. Thanks!

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