First, I've been asked to post this announcement:
Doctoral Research Scholarships (x2)
National Institute For Excellence In The Creative Industries™
The National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries™ at the University of Wales, Bangor is seeking a doctoral scholar, in the area of Creative Writing.
This dynamic new Institute is leading the University's Creative Industries initiative as part of a substantial investment fostering international excellence.
Applicants must be aiming to achieve, and sustain, doctoral research output of international-level excellence.
The National Institute would be interested in receiving applications from persons with research interests in one or more of the following areas: creative writing and/or film and/or media studies.
The successful candidate will complement this exciting National Institute's existing strengths within a multidisciplinary Creative Industries environment.
The appointments will be made from August 2007 to August 2010. The Scholarships will be valued at £8,000 per annum, in the first instance.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Graeme Harper, Director, National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries™ on (01248) 383215 or graeme.harper(at)bangor.ac.uk
Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to Dr Nathan Abrams, Director of Graduate Studies, National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries™, University of Wales, Bangor, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG; e-mail: n.abrams(at)bangor.ac.uk. Applicants should also state their subject interest (i.e. whether Film Studies or Creative Writing) and also set out, on a single page of A4 paper, their planned doctoral research.
I mentioned the new Dzanc Prize in the newsletter that went out on Friday, but it's worth highlighting again here. This is a monetary award (total of $5,000) "to a writer with both a work in progress, and an interest in performing some form of literary service." Check out the details here.
Word Forge Books invites submissions for an anthology tentatively titled Almost Perfect: Stories of Inspiration from Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them. "We're looking for true tales of courage, ingenuity, perseverance and inspiration on the part of companion animals that have become disabled either through birth defects or injury." Pays: $200/story accepted, plus 10 free copies of the book and a discount on further purchases. Right now the site seems to offer two different submission deadlines (June 30 and August 31), so I'm not clear on that. For more information click here.
Learning Through History has extended its submission deadline for its issue on the Industrial Revolution. The issue that follows will focus on The Dark Ages. See guidelines/payment information here (note that this publication buys all rights).
Another great source for news on new magazines (that may be especially open to contributors) is Wooden Horse Publishing. I haven't tried any of its fee-based services, but I do appreciate the free tips on new markets (which I generally then research on my own).