The latest issue of Contrary, an online "journal of unpopular discontent," is now available for your reading pleasure, and submissions are open (until December 1) for the next one. Contrary publishes fiction, poetry, commentary, and reviews, and pays $20 for each byline ($60 for "featured work"), on publication. Submission guidelines here.
ProQuest seeks freelancers "to write English abstracts for peer reviewed journal articles and to also provide translated titles of articles written in a foreign language." Freelancers should be able to read any of the following languages: Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, and/or Russian. Pays: $11/abstract. See the craigslist announcement.
Attention college students! The Writer magazine has just posted guidelines for its 2008 Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship, which awards $500 plus a year's subscription to the magazine. Open to full-time undergrads attending colleges/universities in the United States or Canada, this competition has no entry fee.
This is an intriguing contest (again, with no entry fee), open to writers resident in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland (and this blog sure does receive visits from overseas!): The Times/Vintage Classics Ghost Story Competition will award its winner publication in The Times, plus an overnight stay for two in a "haunted hotel" and a selection of classic Halloween tales. The story must be received by midday October 1, 2007. As always, be sure to read the full terms/conditions before submitting.
The next (October) issue of our Practicing Writer newsletter will go out to subscribers by week's end. Look for plenty more opportunities to be listed there! (If you're not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for? It's free, and we do not share e-mail addresses at all. Plus, you'll get access to a complimentary literary contest guide as a subscriber benefit.)
The college teaching job announcements come fast and furious this time of year. Here are some I've located over the past week:
Assistant Professor (specialty in literary nonfiction writing), University of Iowa.
Director, Undergraduate Creative Writing, University of Iowa.
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (creative nonfiction), Washburn University.
Assistant Professor of English (nonfiction), University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh
Associate or Full Professor (fiction), Brooklyn College.
Assistant Professor of English (fiction), Kennesaw State University.