Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

From White Pine Press: "The Marie Alexander Poetry Series has an open submission period during the month of July. An award of $500 and publication will be given for a chosen collection of prose poems by an American poet. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages, which can include some lineated pieces, along with a cover letter with complete contact information and an SASE for notification only. Postmark must be between July 1 and 31. Entries should also include a simultaneous electronic submission of the manuscript (MS Word or PDF format)." There is no entry fee.
Interesting opportunity for Edinburgh-based writers: "We are looking for new, emerging writers to read their work as part of Story Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this August. Story Shop is a free, un-ticketed event produced by the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust and takes place in the Book Festival’s Bookshop. It is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Edinburgh. Each day features one author, giving them a ten minute slot to read either two 4-5 minute ‘flash fiction’ pieces or one 8-10 minute piece of fiction. The idea is to give a free taste of new writing to a new audience." NB: "Applications from newly published writers are particularly welcome (published meaning some form of peer reviewed publication – anthology, literary magazine, newspaper, novel or short story collection) and we are looking for fiction targeted at an adult audience." There is no application fee. Deadline is midday (presumably Edinburgh time) on Fri., July 16. Pays: "Each author featured will receive a small appearance fee and a one-day author pass to the Book Festival’s green room, the ‘yurt.’ Their event and author biography will feature on the City of Literature Trust website and Story Shop is promoted via the Book Festival programme, in the Bookshop tent and via the Book Festival entrance tent screens. Our press staff will also send out a press release to all relevant media with information about the writers who will be reading."
In case you haven't seen it, our July Practicing Writer newsletter is now available as a reprint at It went out to subscribers at the end of June, but it's not too late to take advantange of the many no-fee competitions and submission alerts for paying publications that are listed there. (Of course, if you subscribe on your own, you'll get each free newsletter delivered directly to you via e-mail.)
Similarly, if you haven't yet downloaded your free copies of our guides to paying markets for essayists and for book reviewers, you can still do so. (But you have only until August 1.)
Franklin and Marshall College (Pa.) is looking for a Campaign Writer, Harvard University (Mass.) seeks a Stewardship Writer, and Radford University (Va.) is looking for a Web Content Editor.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Erika--Thank you so much for the free downloads. I can't wait to dive into them. I had no problems getting them. :)

I'll pass on the word about your ebooks.

Yaya' s Home said...

Thank you for all the great information and links. I was directed here by Sharon Mayhew and I'm so glad she pointed me in your direction.

~ Yaya

Linda White said...

Just checked out the White Pine Press poetry contest - good news and bad news. Well, two pieces of good news, I guess: the deadline is apparently not until November. And the prize is $1,000, not $500 as you have listed. The catch? They do charge a $20 reading fee. Ah, the price we pay... If I can have until November, I feel sure I can pull something together! Thanks for listing this!

Erika D. said...

Linda, are you sure? I just rechecked the site and for this prize (scroll down to the bottom of the page I've linked; the press does have other publication opportunites/prizes), the information still seems to be as I've indicated it to be.