Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

If you're interested in the Axton Fellowships for recent MFA grads, the deadline is earlier this round than it was last time. You need to have your application postmarked by November 2.

Are you a Canadian writer with a novel manuscript for young people (ages 13-18) ready to go out? Orca Book Publishers is running a novel contest (no entry fee), with a deadline of October 31, 2007, and a prize of $5,000, a publishing contract, targeted promotion, and a trip to Book Expo Canada in Toronto in 2008. Be sure to read all the details at the Web site before submitting. (via

Eye on Kansas, an online magazine "about what makes Kansas our home," looks for "stories about our state." Pays: $100/published story. See the guidelines here (and click "about us" for the pay rate information). (I found this one via the Kansas Authors Club's "News for All Members" page.)

Familiar with the San Francisco area? Love pets? A new Web site for pet owners is looking for writers. Pays: $.50/published word. More info at the J-Jobs database.

The November issue of our own e-newsletter is almost ready. Subscribers should expect to receive it at the end of this week (Friday or Saturday). Another big batch of competitions and submission calls. If you haven't subscribed yet, click here for easy instructions. And remember, the newsletter is free and we DO NOT share your e-mail address with anyone.

Shifting to the non-teaching job market for writers:

Writer/Editor, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College;
Web Writer/Technician, College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts);
Writer/Media Relations Specialist
, Nicholls State University (Louisiana);
Assistant Director of Media Relations for Athletics, Nicholls State University (Louisiana);
Global Online Information Writer and Marketing Coordinator, California University of Pennsylvania; and
Associate Director/Publications Project Manager, Admissions Marketing, Simmons College (Boston)

And here are some new teaching possibilities:

Adjunct Instructor in Creative Writing (fiction/poetry), College of New Jersey (NB: This position is for the Spring 2008 semester);
Assistant Professor Creative Writing, University of Northern Iowa;
Visiting Assistant Professor of English ("Three-year position. Background in teaching all forms and levels of writing, especially fiction and/or creative nonfiction; secondary expertise in U.S. ethnic literatures or Anglophone literatures desirable. The successful candidate will also teach the department's introductory course in textual and cultural interpretation"), College of Wooster (Ohio);
Assistant/Associate Professor of English (fiction writer with "demonstrated commitment to environmental writing or writing with a strong sense of place"), Chatham University (Pennsylvania);
Assistant Professor of Nonfiction Prose or Media Production, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and
"Established poet with Ph.D. and ability to teach introductory and advanced poetry-writing workshops, courses on the theory and history of poetic forms, and British and international authors and literatures," Middlebury College (Vermont)

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