Monday Markets for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • Not much time left to enter the “Heroes of Geriatric Care” competition from the John A. Hartford Foundation: “We need heroic stories! We need stories that convey how a person with geriatric expertise (in any profession and discipline) can save the day when those without couldn’t get the job done; where special knowledge and hard-won skill in geriatric training programs make a difference in peoples’ lives. Enter our contest by April 15th and share your heroic story of exemplary geriatric care. The top prize winner will receive $3,000 and your story will be shared widely.” NB: “Stories must be true….” There is no entry fee. A second prize ($1,000) and third prize ($500) will be awarded.
  • The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md., is currently taking applications for its Emerging Writer Fellowship program. “We welcome submissions from writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences in the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Emerging Writer Fellows will be featured at The Writer’s Center as part of a special celebration and reading. Fellows living within a 250-mile radius of the center will receive a $250 honorarium, and all others will receive $500.” There is no application fee, and the deadline is May 3, 2013.
  • “Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Though Recommended Reading features original fiction as well as reprints, we will only consider previously unpublished stories during our spring submission period. Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially the first issue in every volume, in which we showcase original fiction recommended by Electric Literature. Recommended Reading publishes fiction ranging in length from 2,000 to 10,000 words, and pays each contributor $300.” Current submission period closes May 1. (via @bookfox)
  • “Earlham College [Ind,] invites applicants for a one-year visiting assistant professor for the 2013-14 academic year with the ability to teach Creative Writing, as well as general education and literature courses in the applicant’s specialty. The position is renewable for up to two additional years.” (via David Ebenbach)
  • “SUNY Potsdam invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing — Poetry.”
  • The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University (Ohio) is looking for a Program Manager, and Other Press (New York) is advertising for a Publicity/Marketing Assistant.
  • Monday Markets for Writers

    Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).

  • “Open City, an online magazine published by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it’s being lived on the streets of New York right now. Covered by the Wall Street Journal and NPR, a collaborative partner with the New Museum and the Museum of Chinese in America, Open City grants a $5,000 fellowship, career guidance, and publishing opportunities to five Creative Nonfiction Fellows to write and produce both short-form and long-form editorial content on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. If you’re an emerging creative nonfiction writer looking for financial support, a place to publish and career mentorship, apply to become a Creative Nonfiction Fellow.” Apply by March 25. No application fee.
  • “Issue 10 of Workers Write! will be More Tales from the Cubicle and will contain stories and poems from the office worker’s point of view. Drop us a line if you have a question. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2013 (or the issue is full). Submit your stories via e-mail to: cubicle@workerswritejournal.com, or send a hard copy to: Blue Cubicle Press, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. Word count: 50 to 5,000 words. Payment: Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested). We will consider previously published material.” (via NewPages.com)
  • Two Dollar Radio, which publishes “books too loud to ignore,” has reopened for submissions. (via @Duotrope)
  • “Kepler’s Arts & Lectures is looking to expand its Events Team by hiring an Events Director. This is a leadership position that offers an opportunity to make a major positive impact on the cultural life of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area overall. The position will require hands-on engagement. It is ideal for an experienced literary events producer who has significant relationships and experience and is ready to move to the next stage of his or her career.
  • “Waldorf College [Iowa] is seeking a permanent, full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to direct the Creative Writing major; teach techniques and workshop courses in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and mentor thesis writers.”
  • “The Department of English at Kansas State University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor serving as a one-year replacement in poetry beginning August 18, 2013.”