Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

The Erma Bombeck Writing Competition is taking submissions until January 31, 2010. This biennial competition for short personal essays accepts submissions in two categories: humor and human interest. Entries in English are welcome from authors worldwide. Four first-place winners (one global and one local [from the Dayton, Ohio, area], for each category) will receive $100 prizes, free admission to the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, and publication. There is no entry fee. Visit the site for rules and instructions.
"In June 2010, the Stadler Center [at Bucknell University, Penn.] will conduct the twenty-sixth annual Seminar for Younger Poets. Held for three weeks in June, the Seminar provides an extended opportunity for undergraduate poets to write and to be guided by established poets. Staff and visiting poets conduct writing workshops and offer lecture/discussions, present readings of their own work, and are available for individual conferences.... Numerous readings provide the participants with the opportunity to hear and be heard by their peers. Applicants compete for ten places in the Seminar, all of which come with fellowships. Fellowships include tuition, housing in campus apartments, and meals. Accepted students are responsible only for their travel to Bucknell and a modest library deposit. A limited number of travel scholarships are available on the basis of need." Deadline: February 1, 2010. There is no application fee.
Last week's newsletter included this note: "We're out of features! Want to write for WritersWeekly? We pay $60 on acceptance for around 600 words - non-exclusive electronic rights only." Check the guidelines for more info.
Bay Area freelancers: "The Castro Courier, a neighborhood newspaper that serves San Francisco's Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods, is seeking Bay Area-based freelancers to write news and feature stories on a monthly basis. We are principally looking for writers with news backgrounds to write about issues facing the neighborhood, be it development, public safety, transportation, etc. Writers MUST be based in the Bay Area and be willing to travel out to the neighborhood to write their stories. This is a great way to get good experience writing about important and timely urban issues while learning to write for a hyper-local audience." Pays: $40/story.
From Emerson College (Mass.): "The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, or Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, in the area of Fiction writing. The initial appointment is for the 2010-11 academic year beginning September 1, 2010."
Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) seeks an Admissions Writer/Administrative Assistant, Elon University (N.C.) is looking for an Assistant Director of University Relations for Alumni Communications, and Boston College (Mass.) invites applications for a Senior Associate Director for Student Affairs Marketing & Communications.


Sarah Allen said...

Thanks so much for all your great inspiration, help, and support. These opportunities look fantastic, and I'll definitely be looking in to them! Thanks again for all you do!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

John said...

I second that, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

hmnmm ... a personal essay in 450 words. That's tough.

Thanks for posting.

Erika D. said...

Thanks for the kind words! Yes, 450 words is pretty short, isn't it?