Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

"Tin House is seeking to invest in fiction, essays, and poetry that address the often taboo subject of CLASS IN AMERICA. We are looking for all perspectives: from or about the rich to the middle class to the poor and those who have moved up or down. We want to know more about those who identify with a non-traditional class, or consider themselves classless, along with those who have immigrated from class-bound or class-less countries or societies. What are the new class indicators in our increasingly digitized, global, and green world? The issue will be out September 1, on stands through November. To be considered for this theme issue, unsolicited submissions should be in by May 1."
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The Common Review, the magazine of the Great Books Foundation, has launched an annual short story prize. Manuscripts should run 500-5,000 words. Prizes will be $400/$200/$150 for top three winners. "All prize winners, plus two Honorable Mentions, will receive a free copy of The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus and a one-year subscription to The Common Review. The first prize winner will be published in the magazine during 2010." There is no entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2010. (via the Winning Writers newsletter)
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"The Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program is accepting submissions from emerging Canadian writers for a ten-month residency at the University of Calgary from August 15, 2011 to June 15, 2012. Housed in the Faculty of Humanities, the residency provides a unique opportunity for Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers....Candidates should have between one and four published books, and preferably, but not necessarily, hold a university degree. The residency involves time for writing, manuscript consultations, public presentations, assistance with hosting visiting writers, and related duties. While the Canadian Writer-in-Residence may be invited to visit university classes, this is not a teaching position. The Markin-Flanagan program offers writers one of the highest-paid residencies in North America. Residents are also provided with an office and administrative support." There is no application fee. Deadline: February 1, 2010.
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The Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman is a $5,000 prize "awarded annually to a woman who is a USA citizen, and who has written the best book-length work of prose fiction, whether novel, short stories, or experimental writing. Works written primarily for children and publications from private and vanity presses cannot be considered. We are particularly interested in calling attention to the work of a promising but less established writer." There is no fee. "All entries must be submitted by publishers who wish to have the work of their authors that were published in the year 2009 considered." Deadline: February 1, 2010
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Page Forty-Seven is an online anthology of literary short fiction that invites original work from new and established writers and pays $25-$75 (CAD) per story. Visit the website for guidelines, submission form and sample stories.
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"The Saint Paul Almanac [Minn.] is always looking for unique Saint Paul stories. Whether you're a professional writer or writing for the first time, you've got something to say, and we're interested in reading and publishing it." NB: "Essays aren't the only things we publish—we're happy to look at other formats, including graphic fiction." Deadline for the 2011 Almanac is March 31, 2010. "We pay small stipends on publication."
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Monmouth University (N.J.) seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction) and Literature.
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"The Stanford University School of Medicine's Office of Communication & Public Affairs is seeking an experienced, accomplished science writer to cover the pediatrics beat for a six-month period. We do not expect this fixed-term position will extend beyond six months. The successful applicant will research and write news releases for distribution to local, regional and national media, and will also write news and feature stories for a variety of publications. The writer must be able to translate technical, complex information into interesting and easily read prose, and must recognize the news value of research findings. In addition, the writer will be responsible for generating clinically oriented stories highlighting people, programs and services available at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital."
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Normally, I don't publicize competitions/opportunities that require fees, but routinely I make an exception to let you kow about residencies offered by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Neb., where I was a resident in 2003. The KHN Center offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided. Approximately 50 residencies are awarded per year. Two deadlines each year: postmarked March 1 for the following July through December 15; postmarked September 1 for the following January through June 15. $25 application fee. See www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org for complete information, guidelines and application.

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