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).

  • Attention, NYC poets: The Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship “is an annual opportunity for poets to receive guidance and instruction from a distinguished and diverse faculty and enter the next stage of their professional and artistic practice. Funded for the third year by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, this fellowship immerses poets in a twelve-week program consisting of workshops and meetings that are reinforced by the inspiring environment here at Poets House, including our poetry library and unique archives as well as a diverse offering of readings and conversations by leading poets and scholars. The program includes weekly writing workshops, mentoring sessions, meetings with guest speakers, free access to Poets House’s events and archival resources and culminates in a final group reading. Transportation support is available for participants. The application process is competitive; tuition is free to those accepted into the program.” No application fee. Deadline: December 10, 2013.
  • The December issue of The Practicing Writer went out to subscribers over the weekend. Plenty of no-fee competitions and paying submission calls therein.
  • “The National Italian American Foundation seeks an Assistant Editor/Social Media Manager responsible for creating and managing social media content and development, and assist editor in all aspects of planning and production of glossy quarterly magazine, all other publications, and web content.” This job is in Washington.
  • “Avalon Travel and Seal Press seek a motivated, outgoing, and detail-oriented applicant with an interest in book publishing to fill the position of Publicity Assistant.” This position is in Berkeley, Calif.
  • From The Mysterious Bookshop in New York: “We are looking for a Personal Assistant to the owner of the bookshop, Otto Penzler.”
  • Also in New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a Website Editor.
  • “The Department of English at Suffolk University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor for Fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. We are interested in candidates with expertise in creative writing, specifically non-fiction prose, and a demonstrated ability to teach composition and literature courses.”
  • St. Mary’s College of California seeks part-time Writers-in-Residence for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
  • Friday Finds for Writers

    Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • A return to the issues of “niceness” in book reviews, the differences between reviews and publicity pieces, and similar topics, occasioned by the announcement of Isaac Fitzgerald’s new job.
  • On the Ploughshares blog, Rebecca Makkai shares “14 Ways to Tick Off a Writer.” (I confess that I’m guilty of committing #11–albeit in an un-patronizing way [I hope]. I really do believe that completing a novel draft is a huge achievement.)
  • Need some help with your poems? (I sure do.) Check out Carmen Giménez Smith’s “Twenty-two Poem Hacks” on the Harriet blog.
  • Speaking of poetry: Diane Lockward follows up on the fate of six rejected poems.
  • Jane Friedman offers tips on finding and working with a book publicist.
  • Have a great weekend.