Monday, March 03, 2008

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

It's that time of year again: storySouth's Million Writers Award for "best online short story" is now open for nominations. There's a prize of $300 for the overall winner. Nomination deadline is March 31, 2008. NO ENTRY FEE. More details here. (via the NewPages blog)
"Riddle Fence is a St. John’s, Newfoundland-based journal of arts & culture, initially published by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador but now operating as an independent entity. It is managed by a volunteer editorial board. Riddle Fence’s mandate is to publish high quality essays, poems, short fiction, reviews, interviews, and artwork. Theme issues are anathema to our aesthetic." Pays: $30 (presumably in Canadian funds) per printed page of poetry or prose. Deadline for next issue: March 31, 2008. More information here. (via
See the Literary Mama blog for a call for essay submissions for a project titled Divorce is Rad!. Pays: "$100+ on acceptance of manuscript."
On the Brighter Side is a new monthly webzine that's "looking for humorous essays and short stories, both fiction and non-fiction." Note that "In order to submit to us, you must first sign up for a free subscription." Pays: $.03-$.05/word, on publication. More information here. (via Flash Fiction Flash newsletter)
This one's just for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. Bethesda Magazine's Short Story Writing Contest welcomes submissions in two categories (all residents living in the county; high schoolers resident in the county). Cash prizes and publication. Unpublished work only. Deadline: March 15, 2008. NO ENTRY FEE. Details here. (via's forum)
Finally, here's this week's batch of writing-related college/university-based jobs:

Lecturer in English/Creative Writing (fiction or poetry specialist), Penn State Erie-The Behrend College
Two-year replacement position (fiction writing and literature), Grinnell College (Iowa)
Assistant Editor/Web Editor, Washington State Magazine
Assistant Vice President for College Communications, St. Mary's College of California
Writer/Editor, LaGuardia Community College (New York)
Web Content Editor, Messiah College (Pennsylvania)
Staff Writer/Public Information Officer, Miami University (Ohio)

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