Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities 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).

  • The Google Journalism Fellowships program “is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations….There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at the Knight Foundation and end with a week at Google, split between Google News and YouTube. Participating organizations are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY and Washington, DC. They include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Knight Foundation, Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab and ProPublica.” NB: “Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.” Apply by January 31, 2013. No application fee.
  • Published poets (with a minimum of three books) who live in the Greater Montreal area may want to consider applying to be “Poète de la Cité”: “The Poète de la Cité will embody the city’s soul, testifying to its creativity and effervescence, boldness and fears, diversity and harmony, bumps and bruises, joys and jubilations. With a purse of $25,000, this residency will extend over two years, from September 2011 to June 2013. In part, it will take place at the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal, in the aptly named Édifice Gaston-Miron, where the poet will have a work space. In addition to writing, the poet will undertake a series of public activities at the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal. The Poète de la Cité will also launch an annual poetic event, to be organized in conjunction with the Conseil.” There is no application fee indicated. Deadline: February 15, 2013. (via @alacarteblanche)
  • The Academy of American Poets (New York) is advertising for an Associate Director/Director of Content and for a Programs Assistant.
  • Boston-based job: “Grub Street seeks a part-time (18 hrs/week) Development Associate to work as part of its development team. The Development Associate will act as the administrative assistant for the entire development department, attend meetings, assist with all fundraising activities, and handle myriad communications tasks throughout the year. This is a brand-new position at Grub Street, and may evolve over time. “
  • “The Earlham School of Religion (ESR), a Quaker seminary [Ind.], seeks candidates for a teaching faculty appointment within the Ministry of Writing emphasis to teach introductory and advanced writing courses, advise divinity students with a Ministry of Writing emphasis, facilitate the annual Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Colloquium, and give input into the development of and subsequent selection of writers for a ‘Writers in Residence’ program.”
  • “The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its UW – Waukesha campus to start in the fall of 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience teaching first-year college writing courses, and preferably in creative writing and/or a range of composition courses, developmental to advanced. Possession of a graduate degree in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing is preferred.”
  • Harry S Truman College of City Colleges of Chicago is advertising for a Poetry Writing Lecturer, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for an “on-going pool” of Part-time Temporary Lecturers in Creative Writing.
  • Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating!

    Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities 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).

  • New fellowship opportunity: “Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, designers, graphic novelists, film makers, performers, directors, and performance artists — this list is not meant to be exhaustive — who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.” NB: “While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus. A $75,000 salary is provided.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: February 15, 2013.
  • “The Great Plains Writers’ Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, invites submissions to the first annual Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award. The award is meant to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise. The winner will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr. Writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have published no more than three creative works in distributed periodicals may submit materials in fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum). There is no application fee.” Deadline: January 15, 2013. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • “The Charlotte Observer is seeking a paid reporting intern to cover the arts for online and print. The reporter will work with the Observer’s arts staff covering a range of news and feature stories on the Charlotte-area’s thriving arts scene. Duties include reporting and writing about local people and organizations, including visual art, theater, pop music, classical music, and dance. Applicants must have journalism writing experience, and a background or interest in the arts (any discipline), and be proficient or experienced in social media, reporting and producing videos and online publishing.”
  • “The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative nonfiction. The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2013 semester (August 26-December 20). The resident writer will also give a public reading and work informally with our English majors. We are looking for a writer with publications of fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. You will be expected to live in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2013 semester. Benefits and housing are not included.”
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    Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities 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).

  • “The Random House Publishing Group is excited to launch three new digital imprints, alongside the existing digital imprint LOVESWEPT, that will feed today’s savvy readers by bringing the best, the boldest, and the newest voices directly to them. To the already-existing LOVESWEPT imprint for romance and women’s fiction, RHPG will add the following digital-only imprints: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense readers; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts; and FLIRT, for the rapidly-growing college-age New Adult audiences.” Submission guidelines & FAQ available here.
  • The 21st Annual ‘Austin Chronicle’ Short Story Contest welcomes submissions postmarked by December 10, 2012. $1,500 to be divided among the five winners. Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle. “Contest is open to Texans and non-Texans alike.” No entry fee indicated. (via CRWROPPS-B)
  • Attention, writers-who-teach: “Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics.” Next summer’s offerings include a lot of literary-flavored options, such as “Voices from the Misty Mountains: Appalachian Writers and Mountain Culture,” “The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship,” and “Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African-American Poetry.” Most application deadlines appear to be March 4, 2013, and I’m not aware of any application fees (although I haven’t check each seminar’s requirements).
  • For those who live and work in Minnesota/western Wisconsin: “The Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota is launching the Resident Artist Research Project (RARP), an expansion of its museum artist in residence program, and is seeking to fill two artist residencies for exceptionally inventive, purposeful, and stimulating work.” Application deadline is December 21, 2012. No application fee. “Schedule: Average 8 hours per week, flexible depending on individual projects. Term: 12 weeks total, from 01/28/13 through 04/21/13. Compensation: $4,000 term stipend plus $500 materials budget and up to $2000 in exhibit installation or special performance support per residency.” (via WomenArts Theatre Funding News)
  • And speaking of Minnesota: The Loft Literary Center (Minneapolis) invites proposals for 2013 summer adult in-person and online classes. Deadline: December 14, 2012.
  • The Gilman School’s (Baltimore) Tickner Writing Fellowship application deadline is approaching (December 11). At this time, they are seeking an emerging poet or playwright. “Responsibilities include teaching one senior elective in creative writing each semester, organizing a series of readings, advising the literary magazine, and working one-to-one with students in the Tickner Writing Center. The Tickner Fellow only teaches every other day, allowing ample time for independent writing projects.” No application fee.
  • Subscribers to The Practicing Writer had all weekend to peruse the submission calls and no-fee contest opportunities in the December issue newsletter. If you’re not among them, you can find the issue here.
  • Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities 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).

  • First up: The latest issue of the WritersMarket.com newsletter listed three book publishers that are open to (unagented) submissions: The Permanent Press, which publishes “literary fiction, and occasionally non-fiction”; River City Publishing, which features Southern writers/stories; and Arte Público Press, which publishes “contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic (Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and others) cultural issues and themes. Arte Público also is interested in reference works and non-fiction studies, especially of Hispanic civil rights, women’s issues and history.”
  • And speaking of presses, there’s a new one to let you know about: the CUNY Journalism Press. “The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has launched a new academic press to publish books related to journalism, Dean Stephen Shepard announced Sunday, Oct. 14. Shepard said the new imprint will publish 3-5 books per year, beginning in 2013. ‘We think that publishing more thoughtful, insightful books about journalism at this critical time in the history of news and information is important for journalists, important for writers and, especially, important for readers,’ Dean Shepard said.” Check the website for more information and proposal information.
  • It never hurts to check in with the Chicken Soup for the Soul website to check the list of anthology projects in the works. (Thanks for the reminder, Writer Abroad.)
  • “The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and up to three scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—or in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course. Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars.” NB: If you’re applying in the “post-MFA” capacity, you must be a recent degree recipient, since “only those with degrees granted in 2012, or to be granted in 2013, are eligible to apply.” Application deadline is November 15, 2012, and there’s no app fee. (NB: As a reminder, you’ll find lots more post-MFA fellowships listed here.)
  • The Writers Guild of Alberta (Canada) seeks a part-time Program Assistant, NetGalley is looking to add a UK-based Community Manager, and The New Victory Theater (New York) is advertising for a PR Associate.
  • Mediabistro is looking for a dynamic, spirited instructor to teach a new class on Crime Novel Writing online this winter. Class meets for 8 weeks and will teach students how put together a draft and pitch their book to agents and editors. Ideal candidate is either a published author with a large audience, or an editor or agent.” (Site registration required to access full announcement.)
  • “The Creative Writing Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University is seeking distinguished writers for a potential part-time opening in poetry. The position is one or two semester appointments. The position will begin in February 2013.”
  • Once again, there are plenty of other college-level teaching job announcements this week. Please keep reading to discover them. (more…)

    Monday Markets/Jobs/Opportunities for Writers

  • New scholarship opportunity: “The second annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference [takes place in Ashland, Ohio, in May] is pleased to announce that it is offering four merit-based scholarships for students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate writing programs. Students interested should complete the registration form and scholarship application by March 1, 2013. The registration fee is waived for scholarship applicants. Scholarships cover the cost of registration for the conference. Recipients are responsible for all other expenses (travel, room and board, etc.). The scholarship does not cover the cost of a full-length manuscript consultation.”
  • Do you have some design skills? Ardor, a new literary magazine, is looking for a logo. “We’re looking for something no larger than 4”x 4” and the winning submission will successfully integrate our publication name into the design. Submit your best work by the end of the day on Friday, November 30, 2012. We’ll announce the winner by the end of December and feature the winning logo in our first three issues of ARDOR, crediting you as the designer with a brief bio. The designer of the winning logo will receive a token payment of $20 upon publication of our first issue.” (via The Review Review)
  • The October issue of The Practicing Writer, filled with information on no-fee writing contests and competitions and paying calls for submission, went out to subscribers this weekend.
  • Attention, Minnesota writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. You may be eligible to apply for the Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers (formerly the SASE Jerome Grants for Emerging Writers). The program confers “grants of up to $4,000 to four to six emerging Minnesota writers each year….In addition to their grant award, recipients also participate in a 12-month fellowship program that provides community, mentorship, guidance, workshops, and resources throughout the program year….Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for emerging writers whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the literary arts.” Application deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, October 19. No application fee indicated.
  • “The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Editor of Ecotone—Reimagining Place and Lookout Books, an award-winning teaching press, at the rank of lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 12-month appointment, beginning July 1, 2013. This is an excellent opportunity to join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA, as well as a Certificate in Publishing. Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a course in literary magazine editing associated with the journal Ecotone, as well as another course in the editing/publishing curriculum for either undergraduates or graduate students.”
  • Lots more teaching jobs again this week. To see what else I’ve found, keep on reading!
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