Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

CV2, "the Canadian journal of poetry and critical writing," plans a winter 2010 issue themed "At the Root of Voice": "Where does today’s poetry come from? What influence do our past expectations continue to have on popular verse? Is rhyme really dead or merely resting? Is the current fascination with traditional forms pushing poetic innovation into new creative territory or are today’s poets simply repurposing the past? Where might poetry be headed in the future? These are just a few of the questions CV2 attempts to plumb in this issue. Submissions of essays and articles on the issue’s theme are welcome. CV2 invites submissions of poetry from traditional perspectives as well as those which subvert accepted forms, language, subject, lyric or whatever conventions get in a poet’s way." Deadline: November 20, 2009. Pay rates here.
The 2009 Franklin-Christoph Free Poetry Contest "will award $2500 in total prizes, including the $1000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments." There's no entry fee, and you can submit original, unpublished poems of any theme (limit 2 poems per contestant, 100 lines per poem). Deadline: November 30, 2009.
The W.Y. Boyd Literary Award, for which young adult and adult novels are eligible, honors "the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war." Award includes a $5,000 prize. Submitted book must have been published during the year prior to the award. No entry fee. Deadline: December 1.
Lilith magazine has extended the deadline for its annual fiction contest to January 1, 2010. This competition seeks "unpublished original stories with heart, soul and chutzpah illuminating issues in the lives of Jewish women" and awards $250 plus publication. No entry fee.
The University of Dubuque (Iowa) is looking for an Assistant Professor of English: "The University of Dubuque invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of English, beginning in August, 2010. The department seeks a generalist with ability to teach creative writing; desirable secondary specializations include the literature of women, environmental literature, poetry, composition and rhetoric, and linguistics. Teaching load of four courses per semester includes upper level and introductory literature and writing courses plus courses in the general education core. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, a record of success in teaching general education courses, and a desire to integrate faith and learning. Ph.D. or MFA is preferred, but ABDs or strong candidates who are willing to complete a doctorate may be considered."
From Warren Wilson College (N.C.): "The Undergraduate Writing Program of Warren Wilson College seeks a fiction writer to join our faculty and assist us in shaping our growing program. The Writing Program, which exists alongside and shares faculty and courses with the English Department, offers a creative writing major and minor with tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, the Writing Program houses first-year writing and a Writing Center, supports a literary journal, and hosts a reading series and twice-a-year Writer-in-Residence. A current grant proposal plans a four-year writing and learning portfolio and a more active role for creative nonfiction as a bridge across disciplines and a connector to the College's strong environmental studies programs."
========== is "seeking freelance reporters/researchers to work as needed reporting and writing profiles of influential journalists for online biographical service. This is a perfect assignment for a stay-at-home parent, retired journalist or anyone with flexible hours just wanting to add some extra income. Located in proximity to Denver, Colorado. (Work from home in the area.) We will provide training, but seek self-starters and sharp journalists. Start immediately." Pays: "Expect to earn between $18 and $25 an hour, depending upon the complexity of the assignment. We pay weekly."
Fisk University (Tenn.) seeks a Development Writer, the State University of New York-Oswego is looking for a Writer/Editor, and Lehman College of The City University of New York seeks a Communications and College Relations Manager.


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