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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter.

  • Just a reminder that it’s a new month, which means that there’s a new issue of The Practicing Writer newsletter available. (And a reminder that in order to make those newsletters of maximum value, I do not list state/city/province-specific opportunities in those newsletters, although opportunities open only regionally or nationally are included there.
  • Here on the blog, on the other hand, I *do* include more localized opportunities. To that end, North Carolinians may want to consider this one: “The annual NC State Fiction Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents. Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, it’s one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South. This year’s guest judge is Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park and Take This Man: A Memoir.” Contestants can submit one story in both the longer and shorter fiction contests, which award prizes of $500 and $250, respectively. “In addition, the best NC State undergraduate entry will receive a $100 prize.” Deadline: October 8.
  • Another October 8 deadline: “Narratively is Seeking Guest Editors! We are looking for a few talented editors with expansive, interesting personal networks and experience editing stories. Paid guest editors will be invited to curate and edit a short series of Narratively stories, tapping your own network of contacts to help broaden and diversify our lineup of original storytelling.” (Found this one via Sonia Weiser’s opportunities newsletter.)
  • Essayists/freelancers: Here’s a representative issue of Tatiana Walk-Morris’s “The Freelance Beat” newsletter, which, as I’ve mentioned before, I recommend highly. Lots of opportunities listed within.
  • “NetGalley is looking for a full-time Social Media & Administrative Assistant to work across the NetGalley, Bookish, and BookishFirst brands….The NetGalley & Bookish team works remotely from 9am-5pm Eastern time. This employee will need to be located in the US with a home office and be able to work collaboratively and effectively in an independent setting with virtual communication. There will be occasional travel opportunities.”
  • “Tin House Books seeks a Publicity & Marketing Assistant to work from our headquarters in beautiful Portland, Oregon.”
  • In Ohio, “Denison University’s Center for Narrative Journalism and its concentration in Narrative Journalism is accepting nominations for a one-year Writing Place Fellow with potential to be renewed for a second year. This position is funded by a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation that seeks to incorporate narrative journalism into the campus curriculum. We are seeking mid-career journalists with a wide range of publications that demonstrates an active engagement in their field. The position does not carry teaching responsibilities, but instead we seek candidates who are interested in and capable of helping professors develop course and assignments revolving around “place-based narratives” for broad audiences.”
  • In New York, “Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a concentration in Nonfiction in the Writing track of the Literary Studies Department, beginning July 1, 2019.”
  • In Pennsylvania, “Bucknell University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in English (Creative Writing). This person will have expertise in poetry and will assume directorship of the University’s distinguished Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts as well as teach in the Creative Writing Program.” (NB: It appears that Bucknell is also seeking an open-rank tenure-track faculty member in English [Creative Writing], also in poetry.)
  • In New York, “the Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor ofEnglish tenure-track position in Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry to begin August 19, 2019. Applicants must have an accomplished record of poetry publications and can demonstrate a strong secondary area in one or more of the following: Community-Engaged Poetry (Social Justice, Poetry in Prisons, etc.); Mixed Media, Multimedia, Visual and/or Digital Poetry; Poetry and the Performing Arts (Dance, Theater, Music); Poetry and Science and Technology; Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, or Scholarly Publications.”
  • “The department of English at SUNY Geneseo is seeking applicants for a full-time lecturer position in creative writing, with a focus on creative nonfiction and with additional expertise in poetry, to begin August 2019.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Fiction.”
  • “The Department of English and Modern Languages at Longwood University [Virginia] seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Creative Writing – Fiction.”
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