Meet Full Circle Literary's Lilly Ghahremani over on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. From the interview with this agent: "I am very interested in doing more books that will preserve our environment and that introduce readers to 'green' issues in a non-cliche way. I'm also interested in hip crafting books. I would love to do some children's, YA, or middle-grade books about the [M]iddle [E]ast. Multicultural books are appearing about a variety of ethnicities, but I'm not seeing them about Middle Easterners as much as I'd hoped. I'm also interested in pop culture, always and forever!"
Attention, Illinois poets: Illinois Arts Council Fellowships are open to poets this year (prose writers, your turn will come next year). "Non-matching Fellowships in fixed amounts of $7,000 are awarded to Illinois artists of exceptional talent to enable them to pursue their artistic goals. Artists Fellowships recognize outstanding work and commitment to the arts. A limited number of Finalist Awards will also be given. These $700 awards are intended to recognize and encourage additional applicants who demonstrate considerable talent." There is no application fee. Deadline: September 2, 2008 (electronic application); additional required materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered by September 3, 2008. Find out more here.
TravelingMamas.com "is in search of true uplifting, funny, inspriational, and touching stories with a travel theme for an upcoming anthology series." Pays: $50 (on publication) plus one book. Deadline: September 1, 2008. More information here. (via CRWROPPS)
Secular Homeschooling Magazine "is a non-religious quarterly magazine that reflects the diversity of the homeschooling community." Pays: $15/full-length articles, $5 for book/product reviews (and for pieces by "young homeschoolers." Guidelines here. (via Wooden Horse Magazine News)
Linn's Stamp News, a weekly publication for stamp collectors, aims "to provide information that makes stamp collecting more interesting to more people." Pays: $40-$75/feature. Read the detailed guidelines here.
Your friendly editor/publisher is putting the final touches on the August issue of our Practicing Writer newsletter. As always, the e-newsletter is free (we do NOT share subscriber e-mail addresses with ANYONE). Sign up, if you haven't already, here.
And of course we've collected another group of job announcements for you!
Tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction, open rank), Wheaton College (Illinois)
Assistant Professor, Non-fiction and Genre Coordinator, University of San Francisco (California)
Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Queen's University of Belfast (UK; thanks, once again, to BJ Epstein for this particular listing)
News Manager/Temple Times Editor, Temple University (Pennsylvania)
Publications Manager, Chestnut Hill College (Pennsylvania)
Web Content Manager, New England School of Law (Massachusetts)
Senior Research Writer, Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Editor, New York Public Library