Over on The Missouri Review's blog, associate editor Evelyn Somers writes: "While we have stacks of submissions waiting to be read, we're once again short in the interview department. If you have an unpublished interview with an established author, please query me...." She adds: "We're also looking for good, sharp essays that deal with current trends in literature to complement our recently revamped book review feature. No scholarship please--but smart essays that take on literary issues or controversies are very welcome." Read the full post here.
Oregon Humanities has posted a call for submissions for its Fall/Winter 2008 issue, which will focus on the theme of "Civility." Note that the magazine welcomes "all forms of nonfiction writing, including scholarly essays, journalistic articles, and personal essays." The deadline is June 16, 2008. Payment for personal essays is $100-$300; for features, the magazine pays $400-$800. Read the guidelines and download the call here.
The latest Mid-American Review newsletter arrived in my e-mailbox last week, reminding me "we do read work all through the year, and in general we're actually faster in the summer. So feel free to send your poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and reviews...." Visit the journal's Web site here.
"Lake Forest College, in conjunction with the &NOW Festival, invites applications for an emerging poet under forty years old, with no major book publication to spend two months (February-March or March-April 2009) in residence at our campus in Chicago's northern suburbs on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are no formal teaching duties attached to the residency. Time is to be spent completing a manuscript, participating in the Lake Forest Literary Festival, and offering two public presentations. The completed manuscript will be published (upon approval) by the new Lake Forest College Press &NOW Books imprint. The stipend is $10,000, with a housing suite and campus meals provided by the college." Hurry if you're interested in this one: manuscript review will begin on May 15. See the announcement here for application instructions.
Attention, Wyoming fiction writers: The deadline for 2009 creative writing fellowships from the Wyoming Arts Council is coming up (it's June 20, 2008). Awards include $3,000, plus a $500 honorarium for presenting your work at a reading in Casper in September. Find out more here.
And the weekly batch of college/university jobs for writers:
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction, University of Akron (Ohio)
Assistant Professor of English-Generalist, Ferris State University (Michigan)
Lecturer in Business Writing, Santa Clara University (California)
Writing Program Coordinator, New York University (School of Continuing and Professional Studies; part-time position)
Writing Programs Coordinator, Washington University (Missouri)
Senior Web Editor, Rice University (Texas)