Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

New agent alert: Marissa Walsh of Shelf Life Literary is looking for "pop culture, humor, narrative nonfiction, memoir, or children's books. Concerning picture books, she is looking for younger books with very little text (800 words or fewer). Include the manuscript in the body of your query e-mail. Concerning middle grade and YA, no paranormal please. She prefers contemporary stories."
Attention, undergraduate writers! You may want to check out The Blue Route, an online magazine from Widener University (Pa.). They're welcoming prose and poetry submissions until April 5. See the guidelines. Pays: $20. (via
"Seeking authors for The U.S. Government and the Environment: A Reference Encyclopedia, published by ABC-CLIO. Entries vary in length from 250 to 2000 words, and all accepted entries are paid. Available entries include many excellent options."
"The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering 20 fellowships for an all-expenses-paid seminar on “Covering the Green Economy” June 28-30 in Phoenix. This three-day specialized reporting institute, combined with two follow-up Webinars, will arm attendees with information to help them recognize “greenwashing,” track federal stimulus dollars designed to create green jobs and answer consumers’ most frequently asked questions about leading environmentally sustainable lives. Through the generous support of the McCormick Foundation, fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. In addition, fellows receive a $450 stipend to help offset travel and other costs. The full schedule for the seminar, including speakers, will be available soon." This opportunity appears to be open to freelancers. There is no application fee. Deadline: April 26.
Coming soon! Our ever-popular newsletter will go out to subscribers midweek. The April issue contains the usual no-fee competitions listings, submission alerts, etc. Plus, there's an interview with Kim Wright, whose debut novel is earning rave reviews. Don't miss the chance to get your copy! Join our subscriber list (information is kept confidential).
"Lincoln Memorial University (Tenn.) invites applications for the position of Writer-In-Residence. The Writer-In-Residence will teach a nine hour instructional load in creative writing, three hours of which may be negotiated for another assignment and will co-direct LMU's annual Appalachian Literary Festival."
"The English Department of the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2010." Responsibilities include: "teaching core courses for writing majors; general education courses; lower and upper division creative writing and literature courses. Active involvement in developing the Writing Arts Major, mentoring student writers, working with the Z-Platt student publication, and sharing editorial responsibilities for Saranac Review, the Department's literary journal, are also required. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in campus and departmental service, as well as continued publication and scholarship."
Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) is looking for a University Magazine Editor, Prince George's Community College (Md.) seeks a Writer/Editor, and Langston University (Okla.) is looking for a Media Specialist in its Office of Public Relations.


floridanative said...

Hi Erika,
I'm in your writer's group on linkedin. This is the first time I've come to your site, it's good. Full of interesting information.
Thank you,

Erika D. said...

Thanks, Ruth! Welcome to the blog.

Amy said...

I am strictly amateur, having self published a small book. But I know so little about writing as a career. My daughter is in high school and shows great interest in writing, especially creative non-fiction. I can't seem to find information on what careers are options for her and how she can pursue them. Also, what can she be doing now in high school to build that resume and start learning the "business". I'm afraid I'm on the outside looking in and can't help her. Can you guide me?