Wishing you all a Happy New Year. This Practicing Writer does not expect to post tomorrow, but will be back as usual on Wednesday. Hope these listings get your writing practice off to a stellar start in 2008!
If you're planning to submit to Kenyon Review, do it soon. They're closing the submission season early (on January 5). Read all about it here.
Adam Pachter, editor of the popular Fenway Fiction and Further Fenway Fiction anthologies (see http://rounderbooks.com for more information), is currently seeking submissions for a planned third volume. Submissions can be short stories, plays, novel excerpts, or poetry in virtually any genre. There are only two requirements: 1) submissions must be fiction and 2) they must in some way involve or relate to the Boston Red Sox. Contributors to the current volume include Steve Almond, Rachel Solar, and David Kruh. All those whose submissions appear in a future Fenway Fiction will receive a share of book royalties as payment. Submit via e-mail to adampachter(at)yahoo(dot)com. Unpublished work preferred. Deadline: April 1, 2008.
As a past winner of the David Dornstein Memorial Creative Writing Contest, I always try to keep others informed of the annual deadline (typically December 31). When I couldn't locate updated information this year, I contacted the administering organization, the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). A staff member e-mailed a response explaining that the contest will not run this year: "We hope to resume it next year."
Last week I received an announcement from Contrary, an online "journal of popular discontent," announcing the posting of its new issue and a call for submissions for its next one (deadline: March 1). Paying publication. Check guidelines here.
For those readers in my old New Jersey stomping grounds: Matters magazine, which "tells the stories of life" in the South Orange/Maplewood area, is open to freelance submissions. Pays: $150 for features. Guidelines here. (via Worldwide Freelance Writer)
A Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Creative Writing is available at the University of British Columbia. Details here.
Our newsletter subscribers received the latest issue--packed with 20+ contests, competitions, submission calls, etc.--last Friday. If you're not yet a subscriber you're missing out! Join us for 2008! (Subscriptions are free; we do not share your e-mail address (period); and you'll receive a subscriber-only benefit: access to a semiannually updated "Guide to Eponymous Literary Contests.")
Finally, here are a few university-based jobs (teaching and non-teaching) to close out the year:
Assistant Professor of English (2 positions), West Chester University (Pennsylvania)
Visiting Professor of Creative Writing (fiction or creative nonfiction), St. Lawrence University (New York)
Assistant Professor of English (poetry writing and literary translation; "additionally teach courses in American literature and Middle Eastern literature"), Queens College of The City University of New York
English Instructors, MiraCosta College (California)
Stewardship Writer, Middlebury College (Vermont)
Marketing Coordinator for the Arts, Monmouth University (New Jersey)
Editor, University of Montana
Communications Manager (Student Life), Stanford University Graduate School of Business (California)