Monday, August 09, 2010

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

Montreal-based Matrix is looking for "Zen-inspired poems in forms that are related or have been shaped by it such as haiku, tanka, haibun, and the collaborative renku." (One of the issue editors confirmed via e-mail that contributors will be paid.) Deadline: October 31, 2010.

"Call for Submissions! AWP [JobList] is looking for articles on professional advancement for writers & teachers, as well as articles about academia & job opportunities for MFA graduates. Approx. 2,000-3,000 wds. Payment rates are the same as those of the Writer’s Chronicle. For questions, or to submit an article, please e-mail joblist(at)awpwriter(dot)org."

Another announcement from Robert Lee Brewer: "I'm putting out the official call for submissions on the 2012 Poet's Market. I'm interested in many different poetic topics, but especially those that will help poets find success in publishing and marketing their poetry. Take a look at the most recent editions of Poet's Market to find a topic that hasn't been covered or that could be covered in a new way. Since I conduct interviews on the Poetic Asides blog, I'm not as interested in those, but if you have access to a super big name or a great slant, I'm always willing to consider your pitch." Pitch deadline is September 7, 2010.

Kansas poets and fiction writers, it's your turn to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards from Poets & Writers. The winning writers will be brought to New York City for an all-expenses-paid visit in October 2011, during which they'll meet with editors/agents/publishers (they'll also each receive a $500 honorarium and an optional one-month residency at Jentel [Wyo.]). There is no application fee. Deadline: December 1, 2010.

Lifting Voices (D.C.) seeks a writing workshop leader to "teach small groups in under-served neighborhoods that the written word is fun and meaningful. Typical workshop activities include writing letters, reading and performing raps, and making movies. The students are generally in the third to sixth grade range, although some students are younger or older." This is a part-time job, and pays $1,440/month from September 1 to June 30. Apply by August 15, 2010.

Stanford University (Calif.) seeks a Senior Development Writer, Stonehill College (Mass.) is looking for a Senior Copywriter, and Saint Xavier University (Ill.) seeks a University Relations Senior Editor.

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