Tin House is now reading submissions for a Fall 2008 "Political" issue. Deadline is June 1, "but the issue will fill quickly, so please don't wait." More information here.
Travel Thru History "publishes stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys and exotic adventures. Stories should convey a strong sense of place so the reader can experience the destination." Pays: "a modest honorarium." Accepts reprints. Find out more here. (via placesforwriters.com)
Saw this notice in the latest Wooden Horse Publishing newsletter and thought some of you might be interested: "WANT TO WORK FOR WOODEN HORSE? We have an opening for a part-time, freelance news editor to update the new magazines we post on our website. The successful candidate should be able to write tight copy on deadline; have the ability to reliably work unsupervised; and enjoy Internet searches. If you have magazine writing, research and/or PR experience, it will be a plus. We offer: $10 per hour for 5-7 hours per week (not much, we know, but it is steady work) plus access to the Wooden Horse Magazines Database and other Wooden Horse magazine tools. And yes, we will train you to do the job. If you haven't do so already, send your resume to Meg at mweaver(at)woodenhorsepub(dot)com. Email is preferred but the postal mailing address is: Wooden Horse Publishing, PO Box 53, Astoria, OR 97103. No phone calls, please."
FabJob career guide writers sought. Pays: "$1,200 U.S. for writing 15,000 words or $1,600 U.S. for writing 20,000 words." More information here.
"OTTN Publishing, a publisher of quality educational nonfiction, is seeking experienced writers for a set of short biographies of sports stars (particularly football players). This will be a work-for-hire, paying a flat fee of $1,300 for a manuscript of approximately 8,500 words." More information here.
"Eldorado Ink, a publisher of quality educational nonfiction, is seeking four experienced writers for a series of books on pet care. Writers will submit a 20,000-word manuscript, following a previously prepared outline and series guidelines. This will be a work-for-hire, paying a flat fee of $2,800 (with a $200 bonus for quality work turned in on schedule)." More information here.
And, as usual, some college/university jobs for writers:
Lecturers (fiction, poetry, translation, autobiography/biography), Princeton University (New Jersey)
Staff Writer, New England School of Law (Massachusetts)
Senior Writer, Binghamton University (New York)
Writer and Media Relations Specialist, University of Wisconsin System Administration
Writer/Editorial Assistant (part-time), Ursinus College (Pennsylvania)
Class Notes Editor (part-time), Bates College (Maine)