Here they are--in no particular order--the weekly batch of opportunities! Good luck!
1) Intriguing new contest from the Whidbey Writers Workshop. The "Student Choice Contest," which will be run monthly beginning in March, is open to manuscripts of 1,000 words (or less) in fiction, creative nonfiction, prose poetry, and work for children/young adults. There's no entry fee. Send unpublished work only (no simultaneous submissions). Each month, the winning entry will be posted on the student page of the Whidbey Writers Workshop and its author will receive $50. "If a piece is not selected, authors may submit the same entry in subsequent months" (apparently the student judge will change each month). More information and submission instructions here. (via Duotrope.com)
2) Essayists, check out the upcoming themes at Common Ties. Themed essays are published every Friday; essays on other topics appear Monday-Thursday. Pays: $100-$200 (in exceptional cases, up to $1,000). See the latest announcement here.
3) Tea Party magazine seeks submissions for its Summer 2007 issue. "Our theme for Issue #17 is TRANS•in all its many shades of meaning. As a prefix or abbreviation, TRANS• can mean 'across, beyond, through, on or to the other side, into another state or place, change, the opposite side of,' or can even refer to something farther and allow us to experience new, in-between states. What does TRANS• mean to you? What words or associations does it conjure?" Pays: $10-$50. Check the announcement for details about the magazine and submission instructions by genre (it seems the deadline for poetry submissions has already passed, but fiction and essays are still welcome).
4) "ADDitude, the leading online community for parents and adults living with attention and learning disabilities, seeks an experienced online writer to reconfigure existing magazine content for its web site relaunch." Telecommuting is acceptable. Check the announcement here.
5) "PlanetJam, one of the leading providers of interactive content to radio stations, is looking for an experienced managing editor for 100 Hats, the online magazine for multi-tasking women." Pays: $750/month (job "will take 10 to 12 hours per week"). See the announcement here.
6) London-based Spread the Word is looking for a project manager for its Write Up Your Street writing competition. "Minimum of 25 days @ £130 per day, on a freelance basis." Information and application details here.
7) CHILD magazine is looking for a freelance factchecker. Details here (scroll down to the listing posted Feb. 13).
8) Always sad to see a publication fold. In this case, the Dana Literary Society's Online Journal is no longer accepting submissions (via Duotrope.com)