Since I'll be away from the blog until the middle of next week I thought I'd offer the Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities a few days early. Have a great weekend and see you back here soon!
If you haven't seen the latest batch of anthology themes/calls for submission from A Cup of Comfort, click here for the full list!
Attention, European writers! The deadline (April 15, 2008) is fast approaching for applications for the Nico Colchester Journalism Fellowship. Intended "to help continental writers understand Britain and British writers understand continental Europe," two awards are available this year. One is for a British or Irish applicant and will include a fellowship in continental Europe at an Economist office; the other is for an applicant from elsewhere in the EU, and will take place in London at the Financial Times. "Both winners will receive a bursary of £5,000 to cover accommodation and travel. To apply you must send a 1,000 word article on the subject of "Europe's Message to the next American President," plus your cv and a cover letter. No application fee. Details here. (Thanks to BJ Epstein for this tip.)
The Raumars Artist in Residence Program in Rauma, Finland, welcomes applications. Deadline is April 30, 2008, and I see no application fee. Note: "During 2009 Raumars realizes an art project with handicapped children, who has different kinds of disabilities. We warmly welcome artist who is willing to work with this group in Rauma special school." Find out more here.
WOW! Women on Writing is seeking submissions for two upcoming issues, one themed on Retreats and Conferences (deadline is May 15, 2008) and the other on Personal Writing (deadline is June 17, 2008). Pays: $50-$150. See announcement here. (via Paying Writer Jobs)
New Writing Fellows program at the University of Houston invites applications from individuals who have received the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree within the past five years. "Writing Fellows normally teach the equivalent of four sections per semester of the Freshman Composition sequence (1303 or 1304), and are expected to participate in the events, workshops, seminars offered by the Department’s writing program. Fellowships are for two years and carry a stipend of $30,000, plus benefits, and a budget of up to $1,200 for conference travel and professional development." Deadline: not indicated, but review of applications will begin on May 9, 2008. NO APPLICATION FEE INDICATED. More information here.
Been yearning for a set of market guides? A package including our three e-books (focused on no-cost contests, paying essay markets, and paying markets for book reviewers) is on the auction block here. As I've mentioned before, this is for a very good cause. So help your writing practice and do good for others at the same time!
And even a few jobs to tell you about!
Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing-Poetry), State University of New York at Potsdam
Writing and Literature Faculty, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Editor, Digital Journalism Project, Nieman Foundation at Harvard University (Massachusetts)
Director, The Writer's Center (Bethesda, Maryland)
Senior Editorial Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College (New York)