Speaking of paying literary publications: Cream City Review has announced that starting with work submitted during its current reading period, it “will be paying authors ‘semi-pro rates’.” Still pretty low, though: $3-$5/page for “fiction/comics/essays (excluding book reviews or interviews)” and $5-$10 per poem. Still, this is nice news. (via Duotrope.com)
As mentioned yesterday on my other blog, The Forward is looking for politics bloggers.
The next Workers Write! volume will be Tales from the Combat Zone “and will contain stories and poems from the soldier’s point of view (all branches welcome). We are interested in everything from command to grunt work. We will also consider war stories and peace keeping missions, as long as the job is the central theme. Drop us a line if you have a question.” Pays: $5-$50 “depending on length and rights requested.” They’ll also consider reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2011 “or until the issue is full.”
Got a poem about Nantucket? (No, not that “poem”!) Nantucket Directory is running a poetry contest. “Submit up to three unpublished poems about any aspect of Nantucket Island or life on Nantucket written in English.” Pays: “The winning poet will receive $250 and have his or her work published in the print and online editions of the 2011-12 Nantucket Directory.” There is no entry fee. Deadline: March 1, 2011.
Published Canadian authors (citizens or permanent residents): You may be intersted in applying for the Historic Joy Kogawa House residency program. The residency will run September 15, 2011-March 15, 2012 as part of a writer-in-residence program designed “to foster greater appreciation for Canadian writing with the Metro Vancouver community, offer members of the community an opportunity to interact with the resident author, and provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write.” Pays: $2,500/month, plus free accommodation valued at $1,500/month, with assistance for travel expenses. No application fee. Applications must be received by midnight (PST) on December 15, 2010. NB: The Historic Joy Kogawa House has also compiled information on other opportunities for Canadian writers. (via Arc Poetry Magazine)
Lifting Voices (D.C.), “a nonprofit, grassroots organization which helps young people discover and share their voices in order to grow, find joy, and accomplish change,” seeks a Writing Workshop Leader/Teacher. “The workshop leader contributes approximately 17-18 hours per week and is compensated at a rate of $1,300 per month from January 1 – June 15, with the possibility of a renewal at the end of the school year. 12 hours per week are spent teaching workshops, mainly on weekday afternoons, at locations around D.C. 2-3 hours per week are spent preparing for and following up on workshops, which may be done from home. 2 hours per week are spent preparing reports, which may be done from home. 1 hour per week is spent in a staff meeting, which is done in the Lifting Voices office. An estimated 10 to 15 hours per semester are spent assisting with special events and fundraisers, as needed.” Apply fast (by Friday, December 10).
Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio), which is an ALA Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding Jewish literature. Quiet Americans was also named a Notable Book (The Jewish Journal) and a Top Small-Press Book (Shelf Unbound). Erika is a contributing editor for Fiction Writers Review and an advisory board member for J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and she wrote the section on “Choosing a Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing” for the second edition of Tom Kealey’s Creative Writing MFA Handbook (Continuum, 2008). Erika is also the editor/publisher of The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) e-newsletter featuring advice, opportunities, and resources on the craft and business of writing for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction.
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