Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Morning Listings

This week's listings include several teaching jobs. Tell me what you think, practicing writers: Would you like to see a continued focus on teaching jobs in these listings? Please leave a comment! Thanks.

And now, the listings (in no particular order):

1) Rules and applications for the next "Win a Trip" contest (with journalist Nicholas Kristof) will be posted this Tuesday (that's tomorrow) at and at According to Kristof's piece in yesterday's New York Times, he will again choose a university student to travel with him on a reporting trip to Africa. "And this year, in addition to student, I'll choose a schoolteacher--from a middle school or high school--to accompany me as well." Application deadline: April 6, 2007.

2) Common Ties is now testing a new policy: considering previously published material (you must still own the rights to your work). Check the updated submissions page here.

3) New anthology project from Seal Press:
How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel seeks well-written essays that reveal the (often unintentionally) funny side of those journeys you've made with kids. Essays from women of all ages and all situations are welcome, whether the trip was across the Sahara or cross-state, to Paris, France or Paris, Texas; whether you were traveling solo with your charges or with a gaggle of underage adventurers. If you've ever taken one of those trips where you've muttered through clenched teeth, “We'll laugh about this later”, then we want to hear from you.

Pays: $100 plus two books. Submission deadline: May 1, 2007. Much more info (and submission guidelines) available here.

4) This profile on MyMidwest, the new inflight magazine for Midwest Airlines, will help freelancers as well as the publicists for whom it's targeted.

5) Massachusetts Review plans a special issue on queer studies. No details on the journal's site yet, but you'll find the project mentioned in Editor David Lenson's Introduction to the Winter 2006 issue. The journal publishes (and pays for) poetry, fiction, and essays. (By the way, I picked up a copy of this issue at AWP in Atlanta. I'm slowly making my way through all the journals I obtained there. One of my favorite pieces in this issue is Faye Wolfe's short story, "Rahoo." Read it if you can. I'll try to mention other standout work in other journals soon, especially if I can locate said work online.)

6) Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) is looking for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Focus on non-fiction prose.
Teaching duties will include some combination of the following creative non-fiction and expository writing courses, which support our popular B.A. in writing: Free-Lance Writing; Writing in Professional Settings; Autobiographical Writing; the Personal Essay; Research and Writing. All English faculty teach first-year writing seminars in P.L.U.’s First-Year Experience Program. Ability to teach literature courses also desirable. We seek candidates who are excellent teachers with a promising record of publication. Terminal degree in creative writing or rhetoric/composition (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) strongly preferred.

Application deadline: April 1. Details at

7) Colorado State University-Pueblo seeks an Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing. This is a tenure-track position.
Primary responsibility is to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing as well as some literature and composition courses. Contract load is 12 hours per semester, normally with 3 credit hours release to coordinate and advise students in the Creative Writing Emphasis program within the English major and the Creative Writing Minor; advise M.A. program students writing creative theses; supervise the student literary magazine; coordinate a visiting writers/speakers program; participate in department, college, and university service activities and governance; and maintain an active program of creative writing and research. Nine-month appointment with possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation.

Application deadline: "Open until filled." Details at

8) Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, seeks "a writer of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction to fill a visiting one-year position in the English Department, with a 3/3 course load in literature and creative writing (multi-genre introductory courses and advanced courses in genre of specialization)." Applicant screening appears to have already begun. Details at the Chronicle of Higher Education Careers section.


Alison Ashley Formento said...

The teaching jobs are less important for me as a freelancer, but many may appreciate the listings. I love the unique writing jobs or contests you list and the conference, workshop and fellowship info is helpful, too, as I'm always working to improve my writing.


Thanks so much for your input!