"Vancouver's first Poet Laureate, George McWhirter, invites poetry submissions for an anthology on the features that give Vancouver its identity, such as its streets and place names." Pays: $25 per page or per poem (presumably in Canadian funds). Deadline: July 31, 2008. See the announcement here.
"The Current Newspapers, a set of weekly papers covering much of Northwest Washington, print personal essays each week about places in D.C. Anyone may submit a piece. Stories should be personal essays told through the framework of a place -- a childhood tale at a Smithsonian museum, for instance, or a first date in an Adams Morgan restaurant -- or detailed descriptions of a place and why it appeals to you." Pays: $50. See the announcement here.
Triangulation, an annual anthology produced by PARSEC Ink ("the publishing wing of the PARSEC science-fiction association in Pittsburgh, PA") seeks speculative fiction for its next volume, which will be themed "Taking Flight." Reprints welcome. Pays: $.02/word on acceptance ($10 minimum), plus a contributor's copy. Deadline: March 31, 2008. More information here.
And speaking of speculative work: According to placesforwriters.com, ON SPEC magazine is looking for stories and poetry from "young Canadian writers, aged 15-23." The deadline is May 31, 2008, and the magazine pays up to $180.
The Kerouac Project of Orlando is "now accepting applications for the September-November 2008, December-February 2008, March-May 2009, and June-August 2009 residencies. The application period will be from January 2008 through April 2008. We will read the applications in May and announce the winners in June." No application fee. Guidelines here.
And, of course, the weekly round-up of teaching/non-teaching jobs:
Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Poetry, Harvard University (Massachusetts)
Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Literary Nonfiction, Harvard University (Massachusetts)
Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction), Bucknell University (Pennsylvania)
Professor, Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, and freshman composition), Houston Baptist University (Texas)
Development Writer, Suffolk University (Massachusetts)
Director of Advancement Communications, Amherst College (Massachusetts)
Editor, Cal U Review, California University of Pennsylvania
Media Relations Writer/Publicist, Maryland Institute College of Art