Monday, February 01, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

"Established in 1999 and supported through a generous grant from the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation, the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers is among the very first of its kind to highlight new works by contemporary writers exploring Jewish themes. The prize spotlights promising new talent, and is awarded to an American fiction writer for a first or second full-length work that was published in the previous calendar year. Submissions must be made by the publisher. The award includes a prize of $2,500, as well as a one-week residency at Ledig House International Writers Colony in New York’s Hudson Valley." There is no entry fee. Deadline: March 1, 2010.
"Oysters & Chocolate is now seeking submissions for our upcoming erotica anthology, to be published by Seal Press (2011)." Work must be previously unpublished. Pays: $100 plus two copies of the book. Deadline: March 15, 2010.
The Guide to Literary Agents blog interviews agent B.J. Robbins, who seeks "quality fiction—both literary and commercial—and general nonfiction, with a particular interest in memoir, biography, narrative history, pop culture, sports, travel/adventure, medicine and health."
As mentioned in the latest issue of The Practicing Writer, 'tis the season to apply for admission to the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Sozopol, Bulgaria. "An advanced discussion among writers of fiction in Bulgarian and English, this gathering hosts fiction writers from Bulgaria and from English-speaking countries, including but not limited to the U.S. and the U.K. All participants are selected on a competitive basis. For three intense days, the participating writers are given the opportunity to explore their craft through mutual exchange under the guidance of one English-speaking and one Bulgarian fiction writer. In addition to the morning workshops, the programme includes special guest lectures and informal roundtables on various issues from the lifecycle of the book, including how to work with agents, editors, translators, and publishers." English-language workshops are led by Elizabeth Kostova. The 2010 seminars will take place May 27-June 1. Participants receive scholarships covering tuition, room and board, in-country transportation, and 75% of international travel." There is no application fee. Deadline: March 15, 2010.
Wayne State College (Neb.) is looking for an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. "Completed MFA or PhD required for appointment at rank of Assistant Professor; completed Masters degree required for appointment at rank of Instructor. Successful teaching experience and substantial publication record required. Four courses per semester divided among fiction and poetry workshops, literature, and composition. Advising and committee work as assigned. Responsibility for WSC Press, Plains Writers Series, poetry and fiction slams and undergraduate literary magazine. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to developing collegial relationships with colleagues is expected."
Lafayette College (Penn.) seeks an Alumni Communications Editor, East Carolina University (N.C.) is looking for a Public Communication Specialist, and the New York University School of Law seeks a Writer.


Mary said...

I just discovered your blog. What an amazing resource. Definitely bookmarking it for regular perusal.

It's nice to find a blog or site that doesn't exclusively focus on fiction. Us nonfiction writers need a hand from time to time, too.

Erika D. said...

Welcome, Mary, and thanks for the kind words about the blog.