Monday, January 21, 2008

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

"Summer Poet in Residence. The University of Mississippi welcomes applications for the Summer Poet in Residence (SPiR). The residency will be June 15-July 15 in a lovely 3 bedroom furnished home adjacent to Faulkner's Rowan Oak and within walking distance of campus. The SPiR will be offered travel reimbursement and a $1,500 honorarium, as well as 10 copies of a limited edition broadside of his or her work. The SPiR will be involved in the summer campus community by giving a public reading and making 1-2 class visits a week. To apply, submit 10 pages of poetry, a resume, and a personal statement that includes the names and contact information of three recommenders by February 1 to: Beth Ann Fennelly, SPiR Director, Dept. of English, Bondurant Hall C135, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 36677-1848." (via the WOM-PO Listserv)
Over on the NewPages blog I saw this announcement about Redivider's "Quickie" contest for short-short fiction, short-short nonfiction, and poetry. The contest will take place during the forthcoming AWP conference in New York; there's no entry fee, and winners will receive $50 and publication.
The Hour seeks a freelancer in the Norwalk, Connecticut, area "to preview and/or cover notable area arts and entertainment events, including exhibits, theater, music, etc. Must be deadline oriented, dependable, and an engaging writer." Pays: "Negotiable." See the announcement here.
"The Observer-Dispatch, a 42,000-circulation GateHouse Media newspaper in Utica, N.Y., is seeking a reporter to provide stories, opinion and community voices on our Viewpoints page. The Viewpoints reporter should have a deep interest in community news and an ability to distill insight out of complex issues. Writing will range from person-on-the-street interviews to stories examining local news trends. The Viewpoints reporter will also write several editorials per week." Pays: "Negotiable." See the announcement here.
Looking for writing contests and competitions that don't charge fees to enter/apply? Find 275 opportunities in the latest, newly-updated edition of our very own guide. (Complimentary listings available in the preview!)
And, as always, here are some job possibilities for writers (teaching and non-teaching) in higher education.

Elma Stuckey Emerging Poet-in-Residence, Columbia College (Illinois)
Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Alaska-Anchorage
Adjunct Writing Faculty, Culinary Institute of America (New York)
Senior Campaign Writer, Rutgers (New Jersey)

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