Enjoy this week's listings, folks--I'll be away for a few days and may not be posting much until next Monday rolls around. Have a great week!
Oregon Humanities magazine invites submissions for its Spring 2009 issue on the theme of "Nostalgia." Proposals or drafts are due by September 22, 2008. For more information (including pay rates), click here.
Open to writers of any nationality living in the UK or US, the Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize asks for essays responding to the question: "What is ethical journalism? Benjamin Franklin said the effects of the written word (delivered by press in his day - in ours by a variety of media) 'are more extensive, more lasting.' What are journalists' responsibilities and why?" Prizes will be awarded to "young writers" (ages 18-25) and to professional writers, £500 and £1,000 respectively, plus posting of the winning essays. There is no entry fee indicated. Deadline: October 15, 2008. Check the Web site for more information.
Tennessee writers, it's your year! The 2009 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award is open to residents of Tennessee. This award "introduces emerging writers to the New York City literary community. Each year, poets and fiction writers from one state, who have never published a book or no more than one book, are invited to apply for the award," which includes an all-expenses paid, weeklong trip to New York City, during which the winners "meet with literary agents, editors, publishers, and writers, and give a public reading." Each winner also receives a $500 honorarium and is eligible for a one-month residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Porgram in Wyoming. There's no application fee. Deadline is December 1, 2008. Details and application form available here.
Lots of titles are in development now for the HCI "Ultimate" anthology series. See the updated titles with submission deadlines here. Remember: They'll consider reprints!
The Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore is looking for contributors. Low-paying, but paying nonetheless. Check out the announcement here.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction), University of Wyoming
Assistant/Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) and Literature, University of California-Santa Cruz
Part-time Lecturer in Creative Writing (Novel), Keele University (UK; thanks to BJ Epstein for the tip)
Development Writer, Rice University (Texas)
Speechwriter/Senior Editor, University of Delaware
Communications Specialist, Framingham State College (Massachusetts)