New from The New York Times: The Modern Love College Essay Contest. "From the hippie culture to the AIDS epidemic to the Internet revolution, love has gone from 'free' to fraught to Facebook. What is love now, in this age of 24/7 communication, blurred gender roles and new attitudes about sex and dating?" The Times invites college students nationwide to submit a personal essay (1,500-2,000 words) "that illustrates the current state of love and relationships. The winning author will receive $1,000 and his or her essay will be published in a special 'Modern Love' column on May 4, 2008 and on nytimes.com." Deadline: March 31, 2008. No entry fee. Find out more and access past "Modern Love" columns at http://nytimes.com/essay.
Announcement from The Sun magazine: "We’re pleased to announce an increase in our payments for writing and photography. We now pay up to $3,000 for essays and interviews, up to $2,000 for fiction, up to $500 for poetry, and up to $500 for photographs." (via Duotrope.com)
Attention, British practicing writers! "The Artists and Writers Programme - sponsored jointly by British Antarctic Survey and Arts Council England - offers two artists and writers each year an opportunity to spend up to eight weeks in the Antarctic." No application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2008. Details here.
The Women's Review of Books is based at Wellesley College: "If you would like to be considered for reviewing assignments, please mail your resume, samples of published reviews, and a cover letter about your areas of interest and expertise" to the editor. The publication "has high standards but does not pay very well: we give a $100 honorarium to tenured faculty members; everyone else gets 14 cents per published word." See guidelines here. (NB: For poetry guidelines, click here.)
And if you missed my post about updated calls for submissions for Cup of Comfort anthologies, you'll find it here.
Weekly job round-up:
Assistant Editor of The Georgia Review, University of Georgia
English/Journalism Assistant Professor (creative nonfiction specialty), Ashland University (Ohio)
Assistant/Associate Professor/Creative Writer, Monmouth University (New Jersey)
Advancement Writer, Susquehanna University (Pennsylvania)
Editorial Assistant (Communications and Marketing), Tufts University (Massachusetts)