Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

The Department of English at CUNY's Brooklyn College "invites applications for a tenure track position in the teaching of the craft of poetry, both in the Master of Fine Arts in Poetry program and in the undergraduate English program. The candidate should be conversant with late 20th and early 21st century poetry -- postmodern and post-colonial poetic communities and practices such as ethnopoetics, language-based poetry, performance poetry, e-poetry, gender- and culturally-based poetry -- as well as with the canon and prosody."
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From the Creative Nonfiction newsletter: "With our newfound success publishing blogs in our Best CNF collections...we've decided to expand our horizons and will now be accepting blog nominations for upcoming journal issues. Please note, blog nominations will be accepted only through our online submission manager and only during specific reading periods. We are currently accepting blog nominations until August 31, 2009. We're looking for: Vibrant new voices with interesting, true stories to tell. Narrative, narrative, narrative. Posts that can stand alone, 2000 words max, from 2009. For more information, or to nominate a blog, click here." Pays: "We will contact individual bloggers before publication and pay a flat fee for one-time reprint rights."
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Attention, poets & fiction writers from New Jersey: It's your turn to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, Inc. While the "all-expenses-paid visit" to New York City provided to the winners may not seem all that exceptional if you live in the Garden State, each awardee also receives a $500 honorarium, a public reading, and an optional one-month residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming. Plus, your journey to NYC won't be just any ordinary trip via the PATH or New Jersey Transit: this New York City visit will facilitate meetings with editors, agents, publishers, and other writers. Deadline is December 1, 2009. There's no entry fee.
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For a collection to be titled Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks, Bona Fide Books is looking for "literary essays about your experience working in our [U.S.] national parks, from Denali to the Everglades, Yellowstone to Yosemite. Some go seeking commune with nature; others to escape. Diverse park experiences are desired. Although we enjoy tree-hugging epiphanies, we also want to read about day-to-day life, and the societal implications of living in the park. What happened there, and how did it influence your life? Writers will receive $100 for their story and one copy of the collection." Deadline: January 5, 2010.
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New online lit journal: The Enchanted Conversation, still under construction but accepting submissions, is a place "where lovers of fairy tales can write and read and find community." Pays: $.04/word for articles, flat rate of $10 for poems, and varying rates for art. Accepted contributors must have Paypal accounts. (via Worldwide Freelance Writer)
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Ohio University is looking for a Senior Manager, Internal Communications; Washington & Jefferson College (Penn.) seeks a Communications Specialist/Writer; and Willamette University (Ore.) is looking for an Associate Director of Media Relations.
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Last but not least: I'm polishing the next issue of The Practicing Writer. Our September newsletter, replete with more opportunity news, will go out to subscribers next weekend. Don't miss it!

4 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you, Erika, for the useful information. As a fellow author, I'm always looking for a variety of freelance markets.

Jacqueline Seewald
The Drowning Pool, Five Star 2009

The Inferno Collection, Five Star hardcover, Wheeler large print 2008

Erika D. said...

Thank you, Jacqueline, and welcome to the blog!

JENNIFER said...

Thank you for posting information on submitting poetry. I have written 52 read-aloud poems for children to develop their linguistic abilities, but haven't had the nerve to submit it anywhere! Plus, I am a disabled Mom of a ddisabled child, who, through rhyming, developed linguistic ability although he has agenesis of the corpus callosum (missing the mid section of the brain that connects the left and right brains and grows into the fourth decade and beyond). I want to spread the word about overcoming neurological disabilities or even preventing them, but don't quite know how to do so. Thank you again for your blog!

Erika D. said...

Thank you, Jennifer, and all the best to you and your son.