Oh, happy time! This weekend the latest iteration (it's updated every fall and spring) of our ever-popular Directory of Paying Essay Markets went online. Now expanded to include more than 125 print, online, and anthology markets that will pay for your essays--and provide their guidelines and pay rates online. Check it out here, where you can download a preview with free sample listings.
The Massachusetts Review has updated its guidelines. Notable: The journal now accepts submissions electronically; there's a $3 charge per annual reading period to use this system. More information here.
New feature at the Common Ties blog: The "20 Questions" section encourages writers "to share their answers in the form of very short [true] short stories/snippets." Pays: $50 per accepted answer and $50 per accepted recording. Also pays for artwork. Find the questions and guidelines here.
The 2008 sentences have arrived! The first lines chosen to begin the stories that will be featured in The First Line next year have been posted. Click here for more information. Pays: $20/story, $10/essay. And to learn more about The First Line, please consult my "Literary Spotlight" article in the September 2007 issue of The Writer.
This week's non-teaching jobs for writers:
Senior Writer, Princeton University (New Jersey);
Administrative Dean's Fellow, Seton Hall University (New Jersey);
Managing Editor, International Center of Photography (New York);
Director of Publications and Alumni Relations, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts);
Assistant Director of Communications and Web Editor, Pomona College (California); and
Associate Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
And once again, a new batch of teaching jobs:
Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing and Literature (fiction-writing emphasis), Chester College of New England (New Hampshire);
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, William Paterson University (New Jersey); and
Emerging Writer Lecturer, Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania).