“Editor Sandra McIntyre with Roseway Publishing (Nova Scotia & Manitoba) is seeking short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of political fiction. ‘Political’ is open to interpretation—stories can be about politics, whether overtly or obliquely, or political by virtue of their stance, voice, point of view, or underpinnings. Stories should be 4000 words maximum. Short graphic fiction is welcome. Payment: $100. The deadline for submissions is: June 1, 2012.” NB: Payment is presumably in Canadian dollars. (via placesforwriters.com)
Speaking of anthologies: Every so often I try to check in with the Chicken Soup website to find out about new titles under development. My most recent visit prompted me to submit something (again) for one of the titles under development. Maybe this time will be the charm for me. And maybe for you?
“Creative Nonfiction is seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in our upcoming True Crime issue.We’re looking for: true stories of petty theft, identity theft, embezzlement or first-degree murder; of jaywalking, selling (or maybe buying) drugs or assault; of crimes and punishments and unsolved mysteries. We are drawn to writing with a strong and compelling narrative; stories that reach for some universal or deeper meaning in personal experiences; and posts that can stand alone. Nominations should be 2000 words max and posted during 2011. Nominate something from your own blog, from a friend’s blog, from a stranger’s blog, and/or from a national magazine/newspaper’s blog. Nominate as many posts as you like, though we ask that you not nominate the same post multiple times. To nominate, you’ll need to know the specific URL of the post.” Pays (I obtained the following info via email): “Creative Nonfiction will pay the authors of the winning posts a modest honorarium. This usually amounts to a $50 flat fee, with an additional $10 per published page. We also do our best to promote the winning authors and drive new readers to their blogs.”
“The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction, beginning August 2012. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications (at least one book from a reputable press) and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.”
“Westfield State University’s English Department [Mass.] invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in creative non-fiction and speech. The successful candidate will contribute to our growing writing concentration and will be responsible for teaching Introduction to Speech and Creative Non-Fiction writing courses, and possibly developing upper-level offerings in speech. Ability to teach composition and core literature classes strongly preferred.”
Brandeis University (Mass.) is looking for an Articles Editor for Brandeis magazine, the Women’s Media Center (Washington) seeks an Online Manager, and Rivier College (N.H.) has a position available for a Writer.
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