Reminder via Twitter from @Missouri_Review: “We are open for submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction all summer long, all year long. Guidelines: bit.ly/hgzpfo. (NB: No charge for submissions made via postal mail; fee for electronic submissions.)
Received via newsletter from Ploughshares: “A Note on Nonfiction: we are looking for contributions to Patricia Hampl’s all nonfiction issue for Fall 2012. Send us your essays! Or change the names back in your clearly autobiographical stories and send us those. Of course, we are still reading fiction (plus poetry) so feel free to continue to fabulate and versify.” (Same NB note from above applies here.)
“Uncle John’s Flush Fiction wants your short story! We’re looking for entertaining short fiction, suitable for bathroom (or anyroom) reading, maximum 1,000 words. Send us your best Western, mystery, horror, sci-fi, literary story, parody–all we ask if that it’s entertaining.” This print anthology will consider previously-published submissions (so long as the author retains copyright). Pays: $50, plus two copies. Deadline: August 31, 2011.
Another anthology opportunity: Trust & Treachery: Tales of Power, Intrigue, and Violence seeks ” stories that are 1000-5000 words in length. We will pay $20 per story, to be paid on January 1, 2012 or on acceptance, whichever comes later. Although the emphasis is on short stories, we will also accept select pieces of poetry for this anthology with payment at $5 per poem.” Deadline: December 15, 2011. NB: “We are very open as to genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, etc. Please no romance, YA or erotica.” (via CRWROPPS-B)
From Columbia University (NYC): “The Writing Program seeks to appoint a new faculty member in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, beginning Fall 2012. The position may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track research faculty) or Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty). The teaching includes primarily undergraduate and occasional graduate writing workshops and seminars.” (If the link doesn’t take you directly to the position, look for Requisition #0002175.)
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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