Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

Grant opportunity for New Hampshire writers: Artist Entrepreneurial Grants. "Recognizing that artist entrepreneurs contribute significantly to New Hampshire’s economy, this grant category supports opportunities that will increase the capacity of professional artists, including the development of business skills needed to support their art making, participation in programs intended to raise the level and quality of their art making, and participation in programs that will bring their art to the widest possible markets." Check the website for details on eligible projects/expenses. Requests may be made for grants from $250 to $1,000. Deadlines: August 6, 2010 (for projects between October 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) and January 14, 2011 (for projects between March 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011). No application fee.
Attention, Australian writers! SmallRoom seeks your words (and will pay $100 AU for selected work). Submissions should run no longer than 1500 words. "Remember, it can be anything: microfiction, poetry, feature article, angry letter, you name it. We only ask that you inspire us. Is that too much to ask?" (NB: According to, where I discovered this publication, writers "must be Australian to submit.)
Tablet Magazine is looking for interns: "If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you. We are hiring interns to work two or three days a week at our office in New York City. Interns will assist the editorial staff with research and administrative tasks, as well as contributing blog posts and full features, and will receive paid stipends." Apply by August 2 (fall term internships begin August 16).
Job announcement from Texas State University-San Marcos: "Assistant professor of English, specialty in fiction writing, with secondary specialization in non-fiction writing. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an active record of publication in fiction and/or creative non-fiction and to teach primarily in the graduate fiction program and to direct MFA theses, with some teaching of undergraduate creative writing. Teaching assignment may include other undergraduate literature or composition courses. Course load is 2/2 plus direction of at least four thesis students each year. Reading of admission portfolios required every January."
========== seeks a "Morning Docket" blogger. Pays: "modest monthly stipend."
The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for a European correspondent. "We are looking for someone who has lived in Europe for several years, speaks a second language, and has a minimum of five years' reporting experience. Our correspondents also must have the curiosity and experience needed to develop a wide network of sources and look beyond daily news headlines for story ideas. A background in science and technology reporting is a plus. The Chronicle is an independently owned newspaper based in Washington, D.C. It is widely read by college and university administrators, faculty members, graduate students, policymakers, and journalists. The new Global Edition is part of a broad effort to deepen our readership outside of the United States. Our international correspondents receive a monthly retainer and payment by the word."
Georgetown University (D.C.) seeks a Senior Writer/Editor, the University of Nevada-Reno is looking for an Assistant Writer/Writer, and Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.) seeks a Staff Writer.
I'm busy putting the finishing touches on the August Practicing Writer newsletter, which will go out to subscribers at the end of this week. If you're not yet a subscriber, please join us (it's free, and your e-mail address will be kept private). Also, don't forget that our free paying-market e-books for essayists and book reviewers will be retired on August 1--you still have the week to download your copies.


Perle said...

Just stumbled on your great blog and subscribed to your NL. So sorry I missed free paying-market e-books for essayists and book reviewers. Is it really all gone.

Erika D. said...

Welcome, Perle, to the blog and the newsletter. Yes, it really is all gone--I'm sorry!