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  • Ploughshares is looking for critical essays about great, underappreciated writers. We are hoping for a piece of writing that takes stock of an accomplished body of work and brings a neglected author back into the spotlight….If there is an occasion for the writing – such as a recent biography, a re-issue of old work, or a new book – so much the better. The writer can be living or dead, going back as far as the late 19th century, and from anywhere in the world (it would help, though, if there are good English translations available). The important thing is to give readers a sense of this writer’s special contribution, the arc of his or her career, and biographical details when they seem relevant.” Pays: “Payment will be at our standard rate for published work: $25/page, minimum $50, maximum $250.” NB: Query through the submission manager–no fee to use the manager for these queries.
  • From Robert Lee Brewer, in the latest WritersMarket.com newsletter: “I’m currently accepting pitches for articles in the 2013 editions of Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market. Please send them to me via e-mail at robert(dot)brewer(at)fwmedia(dot)com (and not by any other e-mail or communication channel). If you’re pitching for Writer’s Market, please use the subject line: Pitch for 2013 Writer’s Market. If you’re pitching for Poet’s Market, please use the subject line: Pitch for 2013 Poet’s Market. For Writer’s Market, I’m mainly looking for business- and submission-related pieces. If you’re in doubt about your topic, go ahead and pitch. The worst that will happen is that I’ll pick a more relevant pitch. For Poet’s Market, I’ll accept pitches for articles that cover craft and business topics. I’m also interested in anything that helps poets get their work out to a larger readership.” Pays: Not indicated, but I’m going out on a limb on this one in good faith that the writers will be compensated.
  • Submissions are now open for the next PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. This prize “honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.” Winning author receives $15,000 and four finalists win $5,000 each. All are honored at a ceremony. No entry fee. Deadline: October 31, 2011.
  • Salamander, a literary journal based at Suffolk University (Boston), is hiring a Managing Editor.
  • Hampshire College [Mass.], an independent, innovative liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing. Experience teaching literary fiction workshops at the college level, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and record of publication are essential.
  • Two academic jobs at the University of East Anglia (U.K.): Senior Lectureship in Creative Writing (appears to require a fiction focus) and Lectureship in Literature and Translation.
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School seeks a Copywriter/Editor, Swarthmore College (Penn.) is looking for a Director of Publications/Editor, The Swarthmore College Bulletin, and Merrimack College (Mass.) has posted an advertisement for a Writer.
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    1. Hi Erika,

      Your article is fantastic because it is so helpful for me. This is the first time I have read it but it will not be my last.

      Thanks.

      Sincerely,

      Patricia

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