Today's markets (and jobs), bright and early before I head off to my first day in my own new post.
Tin House is now reading for its general-themed Summer Reading issue. "As always, we are looking for inventive and engaging fiction, poetry, essays, and features....Our deadline to receive work is March 21. However, issues fill up quickly, so please don't wait until the deadline to submit." Pays: $50-$200+. Check the guidelines here.
Cup of Comfort volume seeks "personal stories for publication in an anthology for and about single mothers. We want slice-of-life stories that read like good fiction and both entertain and move readers. Any topic and any "voice" goes, as long as the author tells an authentic and compelling story. Stories can be poignant, humorous, or both, and must be original, positive, and true." Pays: $100/published piece; $500 for "grand prize" winner. Deadline: March 20, 2007. Read the updated announcement here. (NOTE: Practicing Writing previously announced this call; the deadline appears to have been extended.)
Have some expertise on California government and politics? Policy Today is looking for freelancers to write for the California edition of its magazine. "Articles range from 400-500 words on specific policy issues viewed through the lens of each issue's overarching theme. Articles may be assigned individually or for several at a time." Pays: $75-$100/article. Read the full job posting here.
Notes in the Margin, a free e-newsletter "for freelance writers and editors, and the folks who hire them," is currently accepting articles and reviews. Read Kristen King's post on the AbsoluteWrite.com discussion board, and follow the guidelines from there. Pays: $10-$15; accepts reprints ("Reprint payment is determined on an individual basis").
An online "extreme adventure" news site is looking for an American language editor "to polish International content...add catchy banners and occasionally do own, short stories." Pays: $20/hour (appears to be looking for writers to work two morning hours, M-F). Check announcement here.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is looking for a part-time Film Publications Writer/Coordinator. Pays: $17-$19/hour (14.5 hours/week). Check the full announcement at hireCulture.org
Another part-time opportunity, this one in Tracy, California: "Inside Magazines, publisher of San Joaquin Magazine, the premier lifestyle publication for the Central Valley, is in need of a qualified assistant magazine editor to help grow the company." Pays: $12.50/hour. Check the job posting here.
And still another part-time magazine job (Portland, Oregon): Bitch magazine, which has a tagline of "Feminist Response to Pop Culture," is looking for a Managing Editor. The magazine "is relocating to Portland from the San Francisco Bay Area in late February, and the Managing Editor will join a small, highly collaborative staff of four full-time and several part-time employees. The ideal candidate is someone who’s already familiar with the magazine and can bring their sharp-eyed and pop culture–savvy smarts to the position." Pays: $13/hour (job requires "roughly" 15 hours/week).Check details here. (Even if you don't want to apply for this particular job, you may want to check the magazine's Writers' Guidelines (payments range between $10-$100) and notes on upcoming issues/themes.)
Freelance science writer/reporter sought for The Infinite Mind, the weekly national public radio program "covering the art and science of the human mind." Seems to require a Cambridge, Massachusetts, location. Check the job posting here.
Attention, Alaska writers! The Rasmuson Foundation's individual artist awards programs (for Project Awards, Artist Fellowships, and Distinguished Artist) have an application deadline of March 1, 2007. No application fees indicated. More information/guidelines here.