Make/shift, a new publication that "embraces the multiple and shifting identities of feminist communities," seeks submissions for its third issue. "We accept pitches and submissions on a rolling basis, but priority for Issue 3 will be given to those received by September 1, 2007." Pays: $.02/word plus two copies. More info here. (via Duotrope.com)
"We are a Vancouver-based company seeking freelance writers for a new adventure travel site aimed at women and beginner adventure enthusiasts, seeking to travel North America./We are looking for 500-700 word articles that will be introductions and beginner's guide to various adventure activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, canoing, skydiving, fishing, whitewater rafting, whale watching, birdwatching, skiing, snowboarding, caving, scuba diving and snorkeling." Pays: $15/article. See the announcement here.
If you're a resident of Westchester Country, New York, you may be eligible to enter the Nicholson Political Poetry Prize competition. Prizes: $500 (adult category) and $250 (student category, grades 9-12 at Pelham Memorial High School). There's no entry fee. Winning poems will be published in the Pelham Weekly. See the Web site for full guidelines and submission instructions.
The University of Hartford is looking for an Assistant Professor of English. This is a tenure-track creative writing position. "We seek a poet interested in working in an active undergraduate creative writing program. Candidates with additional teaching interests in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures and/or Anglophone literatures are especially welcome, as are those who can teach genres other than poetry (fiction, creative nonfiction, drama). Requirements include an MFA in creative writing or a PhD in English or a related discipline, significant publications and promise of sustained productivity, and evidence of committed and successful teaching." See the announcement at HigherEdJobs.com.
I'm really enjoying my online poetry class with Gotham Writers' Workshop (and have signed up for another round this fall). If a Gotham class interests you, consider this "100 Word" contest, which awards a free 10-week writing workshop (plus publication in the Gotham Winter 2008 brochure and online at WritingClasses.com). There's no entry fee; only one submission per entrant. No simultaneous submissions. Deadline: September 22, 2007.
Sorry to have relatively few offerings today! But please do look forward to the next issue of our newsletter, which will be out to subscribers later this week, sometime before I leave for Labor Day Weekend on Saturday morning. As usual, it will be packed with opportunities for fictionists, poets, and creative nonfiction writers. And, as usual, it's free! If you're not yet a subscriber, it's never too late to join us.