1) New contest from flashquake seeks micro-fiction (100 words or less) and mini-poems. They'll also feature "'micro' photographs taken with cell phone or PDA cameras." There will be 10 winners in each writing category, with the first-prize winner receiving $75; the second-prize winner receiving $50; the third-prize winner receiving $25; and seven honorable mentions winning $10 apiece. "In addition, we'll award $10 each for the ten best photographs we receive." See the guidelines for detailed instructions (including the required poetry theme: "fibs"). There is no entry fee. Deadline: January 31 (midnight, EST). Submissions must be received that this deadline. (via CRWROPPS)
2) Great resource for those writing for children (and for those writing about them). KidMagWriters.com offers specialized market info plus market guides. Check it out.
3) Turnstone Press publishes "literary fiction, literary non-fiction—including literary criticism—and poetry." Also publishes literary mysteries, thrillers, and noir under its Ravenstone imprint. "We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to have 50 per cent of each year’s list be Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content." Read guidelines here. (via placesforwriters.com)
4) Sun Community Newspapers (California) is looking for freelancers (news, sports, entertainment, event and features). Pays: $25 "and up."
5) Phoenix-area freelancers may want to check out this call for writers from Contact Magazine (writing should focus on "modern architecture, urban development, art, and/or interior design"). Pays: $.10/word.
6) The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies is looking for a contest assistant (10-20 hours/week between the end of January and the middle of May) to work within its awards program. This job is located in Washington, DC, and pays $12/hour. Read the announcement here.