Low-Residency MFA-In-Progress

I’ve stumbled on some information for a proposed new low-residency MFA program at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. Looks like they’re hoping to get off the ground in 2007, with a program designed for writers of poetry and nonfiction. If you want to read the extensive proposal (apparently written for an Ashland University audience), click here. It’s a PDF document.

Some Writing Exercises for the Week

Whether you live in the Boston/Cambridge area or not, you can check out a few writing exercises offered courtesy of Grub Street, Inc. Even if you’re not planning to read at the next Riot Act open mic (theme: “Bad Behavior”), scheduled for March 6, you might still make use of the five prompts provided to get you writing in time for the occasion. Interested? Click here.

Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul

The deadline’s approaching fast (February 28) for submissions to Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul. Writers of (nonfiction) stories accepted for final publication may choose between a $200 payment or 16 complimentary copies of the volume (per story published). Payment for published poems will be $50, on publication. For more terms and submission instructions, see the announcement.

Humor Magazine Seeks Submissions

Found this one on Chicago Craigslist:

“The online humor magazine FLYMF (www.flymf.com) is looking for submissions.

Criteria: We’re looking for pieces that are, well, funny. Take a look at the site to see the kind of stuff we publish. We like to think that we’re smart but not above being raunchy if the joke calls for it, but we could be full of it.

Send your fiction, essays, poetry, shorts, comics and movies to submissions@flymf.com.

Please send submissions in the text of an email. Profanity does not guarantee humor. No Onion ripoffs.

* Compensation: $1.00/100 words; maximum $20. Comics: $10. Poetry and movies: Variable. Payment on publication.”

Full announcement here.

New Magazine Seeks Article and Feature Writers

“New magazine in the Western MA area is looking for writers to cover stories that relate to the African American and Latino cultures in the area. The magazine will cover Health and Fitness, Technology, Business, Entertainment, and Fashion. Looking for freelance writers to create short articles and longer feature articles. Also looking for writers who would be interested in writing a monthly column covering any of the above topics. Compensation will be based on article length but will range from $25.00 – $50.00 per article.”

For more information see Western Mass Craigslist.