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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, where you’ll always find more listings, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities). tabletop with computer keyboard, coffee, and wallet; text label that reads "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply and Paying gigs only

  • Attention, North Carolinians: “The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing. The Linda Flowers Literary Award was inaugurated in 2001 in memory of former Council Trustee Linda Flowers (1944-2000) who believed that the humanities are ‘equipment for living.’The winner of the Linda Flowers Literary Award will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a stipend for a writer’s residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The winner will be announced at the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Fall Conference in November.” Deadline: June 28, 2019.
  • The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) “is seeking pitches for investigative reporting projects in the Caribbean region focusing on environmental issues, supported by a grant from the Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation.” They anticipate three awards. “Each grantee will receive mini-grants between $500 and $2,000, and will have their work published either on NACLA’s website or as a featured essay in the spring 2020 issue of the NACLA Report on the Americas. Applications for pitches are due June 30, with deadlines for selected projects to be determined in the months thereafter.”
  • Reminder that Threepenny Review does not read submissions “during the second half of the year (July through December), so please do not submit work then.”
  • Natan Notable Books, “a new iter­a­tion of what had pre­vi­ous­ly been called the Natan Book Award,” welcomes submissions for its semiannual award. They’re seeking “a recent­ly-pub­lished or about-to-be pub­lished non-fic­tion title that will cat­alyze con­ver­sa­tions aligned with the themes of Natan’s grant­mak­ing: rein­vent­ing Jew­ish life and com­mu­ni­ty for the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry, shift­ing notions of indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive Jew­ish iden­ti­ty, the his­to­ry and future of Israel, and the evolv­ing rela­tion­ship between Israel and world Jewry.” The award confers “a Natan Notable Book seal and $5,000 for the author, marketing/​distribution coach­ing and pro­mo­tion from Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and Natan, and cus­tomized sup­port designed to bring the book and/​or the author to new audiences.” The next deadline, July 15, 2019, is for books published or scheduled to be published in 2019.
  • The New York Review of Books is hiring an editorial assistant.”
  • Job announcement: Assistant to the Editor of newyorker.com, The New Yorker (via @Kothari_Geeta).
  • “Roundabout Theatre Company, New York’s leading not-for profit theatre, seeks a Literary Manager. This person centralizes all Literary projects, works on play development/dramaturgy, participates in season programming, and supervises artistic engagement materials and events.”
  • In Brooklyn, Teachers & Writers Collaborative is hiring a Communications and Development Associate.
  • In Minneapolis, “Coffee House Press, an internationally renowned independent publisher, is seeking a full time Publicity & Communications Assistant. The primary responsibility of the Publicity & Communications Assistant is to support the publicity and marketing staff while working closely with all staff to provide administrative and logistical support to the office.”
  • Based at Boston University, the Favorite Poem Project is looking for a Program Administrator.
  • At the University of California-Irvine, the Department of English “invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator for the Creative Writing Emphasis. This position is a one-year, 50% time appointment during the 2019-2020 academic year beginning on September 23, 2019 and ending on June 12, 2020.”
  • “Western Colorado University invites applications for a full time, one-year appointment as Lecturer of Creative Writing in English in the Department of Communication Arts, Languages and Literature. A tenure-track Assistant Professor position will likely be announced for the following academic year.”
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