Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

New residency program: "El Gouna (Egypt) Writers’ Residency will be launched in 2010 and will host three sessions a year during the months of February, May and June. The length of each session is one month. During each session, four to six writers are invited to enjoy a full month’s complimentary stay at a beautiful villa in El Gouna, where they will enjoy an intellectual haven providing them with opportunities to interact and exchange thoughts with writers from different walks of life." Application deadline: November 30, 2009. No application fee indicated.
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Workers Write!, the series from Blue Cubicle Press, is looking for submissions for a volume to be titled Tales from the Courtroom, which "will contain stories and poems from the legal worker's point of view (lawyers, judges, court reporters, bailiffs, and so on). Your story should be set anywhere legal work is performed, but we are not looking for stories about court cases or whodunits." Deadline: September 1, 2010 ("or until the issue is full"). Pays: $5-$50. Will consider previously published material. Details here.
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From an ad in latest issue of AWP's The Writer's Chronicle: "PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award for Fiction. A prize of $15,000 is given annually to a U.S. writer to honor a work of fiction published in the previous year. Additional prizes of $5,000 each are awarded to four finalists. Rilla Askew, Kyoko Mori, & Al Young will judge. Publishers, agents, or authors may nominate novels or short story collections published in 2009 by submitting four copies of each book (or bound galleys) by Oct. 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines."
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"TWO LINES World Writing in Translation is currently accepting translations for its seventeenth volume, to be edited by award-winning translators Natasha Wimmer and Jeffrey Yang." Check the detailed guidelines at the Web site. Deadline is November 25, and "a nominal honorarium" will be offered.
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The University of Dayton (Ohio) offers a one-year post-graduate fellowship, with possibility of renewal for a second year. "Established in honor of the University of Dayton English Department's longest serving poet and first African-American faculty member, the Herbert W. Martin Fellowship is designed to advance inclusive excellence and creative writing in the University and community. We invite applications from creative writers who demonstrate sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and who bring this asset to their teaching and scholarship. Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester, including creative writing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, one course in a non-dominant or non-Western literature, and possibly one course in first-year composition; giving readings on campus and in the community; contributing to the Department's biennial LitFest celebration; and serving on MA creative thesis committees." Check the faculty job listings at the university's Web site for the full announcement.
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Murray State University (Ky.) has advertised the "Nancy and Rayburn Watkins Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing. Department of English and Philosophy. Full-time, nine month, non-tenure track position to begin August 2010. Qualifications: M. F. A. in Creative Writing or equivalent required. Must have distinguished record of publication in creative nonfiction and fiction. Evidence of excellence in teaching required. Responsibilities: Teach two courses per semester, participate in the Reading Series and the low-residency M. F. A. in Creative Writing Program, and engage in appropriate service."
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Fontbonne University (Mo.) "seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to develop a program in professional writing that builds on our curricular strengths in non-fiction writing and journalism. Candidates should be grounded in the liberal arts, and possess the ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas:professional writing, journalism, and composition."
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The English Department at Rhodes College "seeks a Fiction Writer to join the Department at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track). We seek a published fiction writer, with specialties in American or other literatures, to teach a 2/3 load in our Creative Writing and Literature track within the English Department."
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Denison University "seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in fiction writing; possible secondary interests may include playwriting, screenwriting, hypertext, graphic novels, or new media. Ability to engage issues of race and ethnicity in the classroom is desired." Check the faculty job listings at the Web site for the full announcement.
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Princeton University (N.J.) is looking for a staff writer, Montgomery County (Penn.) Community College seeks a part-time copy writer, and the Writers Guild of America, West, (Calif.) is looking for a New Media Program Manager.

2 comments:

K.M. Weiland said...

Thanks for sharing these! Some of them look like they might be interesting.

Erika D. said...

Thank you, K.M. I do try to find good stuff!