Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

If I were a science fiction writer, this Science In My Fiction Contest would definitely be for me. "Here's how it works: Authors write a science fiction or fantasy short story which is inspired by a scientific discovery or innovation made or announced within the past year. It can't be peripherally added: the science must be integral to the story. Writers must include a link to a relevant article or study of the applied science when they submit their stories." There appears to be no entry fee, and there are cash prizes. Deadline is June 30, 2010. Good luck! (via PayingWriterJobs)
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Posted on AbsoluteWrite.com: "Beginning with the June issue, the First Coast Register will begin adding short fiction to its mix of features, and we're looking for submissions of 1,000 words or less from First Coast writers, or stories related to the First Coast (Greater Jacksonville, the Beaches and St. Augustine, Fla.) written by writers familiar with the area." Pays: $100/story, on publication.
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Use your words to win a free essay-writing class! Submit your entry (no fee) by April 14. (Wish you'd found out about this sooner? I told my Tweeps last Wednesday!)
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McNeese State University's (La.) Department of English and Foreign Languages and the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing seek an Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Fiction....The [selected individual] will conduct and coordinate the graduate fiction workshop and teach form and theory of fiction, graduate genre-based literature courses, and some undergraduate courses which may include composition and literature survey courses. Additional responsibilities include directing M.F.A. theses and serving on graduate thesis committees, assisting in the coordination of visiting writers, advising and recruiting graduate students, editing The McNeese Review (which is transitioning from a scholarly to a literary journal), continuing creative activity, serving on department and university committees, and contributing to program development and assessment. Standard teaching load is 4 classes in the fall and 4 in the spring though release time can be expected for editing The McNeese Review.
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Rowan University (N.J.) is looking for a Full-Time/Temporary Instructor/Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. "Expertise and 2 years college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: fiction, creative nonfiction, children's stories, or introductory creative writing....M.A./M.F.A. required. Candidates should be actively writing and publishing their work, preferably in more than one genre. Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching experience on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching the novel or memoir, or editing the literary journal."
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The University of Massachusetts-Lowell seeks a part-time Web Content Writer, the Brown University Sports Foundation (R.I.) is looking for a Communications and Marketing Manager, and the Academic Success Center at the University of Dubuque (Iowa) seeks a full-time Writing Tutor.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this weekly listing. I always look forward to it and I do appreciate all the work it takes to find out about these opportunities!

Erika D. said...

That is very kind of you and much appreciated, Anonymous!

Cara Holman said...

Erika-- After I saw this post, on a whim, I submitted an essay to Amy Paturel's essay writing contest... and I won the free class!!! It starts just a couple days after both my PAD challenges wrap up, so the timing couldn't be better. Thanks for sharing this! I discovered your site a few months ago, and it's always full of timely and useful information!

Cara

Erika D. said...

Cara, I happened to see the announcement on the Renegade Writer blog. Congratulations on the win, and all the very best to you. Thank you so much for letting me know that this blog helped you get the opportunity.