Now that my computer is working again, I've been able to complete the semiannual update of our popular Directory of Paying Essay Markets. This updated guide profiles more than 140 markets for essayists, each and every one of them providing guidelines and their pay rates online. Check it out and read the free preview (complete with sample listings--and a glitch that's causing an extraneous final image to appear).
The next deadline for the Amy Award competition is coming up on June 1. "The Amy Award is presented to women poets age 30 and under living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive an honorarium and a reading in New York City. The award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York in memory of Ms. Trachtman’s daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet." There is no application fee indicated. Click here for more information.
June 1 is also the submission deadline for Poets Eleven, a citywide poetry contest that will feature readings at branch libraries throughout San Francisco. "Local poets are encouraged to submit up to three poems for review. [Former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack] Hirschman is particularly interested in submissions which reflect San Francisco's diversity of language and culture." Note that "all poets whose work is chosen will receive fifty dollars for their readings." Once again, there's no application fee indicated. Find out more by clicking here. (via CRWROPPS-B)
According to the AWP Web site, editorial guidelines for the Association's Writer's Chronicle have been updated. Click here to read them.
Do you have some unpublished fiction set in the American Old West (before 1914)? Great Western Fiction may be interested. This new magazine indicates that it will pay $50 for a short story, $250 for a "short novel," and $500 for a "long novel." Find out more here. (via Duotrope.com)
And just a few jobs this week:
Writing Faculty, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Managing Editor, University of Wyoming
Women Writers Project Manager/Textbase Editor, Brown University (Rhode Island)