Writers (of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and experimental forms) in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota: You may be eligible for a Bush Artist Fellowship. "The program will provide up to fifteen artists with unrestricted grants of $48,000 each distributed over twelve to twenty-four month periods. In addition, fellows will receive up to $2,000 each to plan and implement an individual communications strategy. Artists may use a fellowship to explore new directions, continue work already in progress, or accomplish work not financially feasible otherwise." Deadline: November 7, 2008. No application fee indicated. See the announcement here.
"The 'when I was 13' Story website seeks true life tales of your teen years, stories that will move readers." Pieces should run 250-600 words. Pays: $25 ($10 for reprints). Guidelines here. (via WritersWeekly.com)
Culture11, which says it seeks "to publish exceptional reportage, skillful storytelling, provocative cultural analysis and intellectually honest argumentation," is looking for freelance writers. "Our subject matter includes the arts, politics, education, leisure, faith, family, ideas, community, technology, commerce and media. Our editorial slant is big tent right-of-center -- as open-minded about what we publish as The New Republic, The New Yorker or The New York Times Magazine, but on the center-right rather than the center-left. We'll publish apolitical pieces, explicitly conservative and libertarian pieces, and even an occasional left-of-center piece. We're committed to rendering the world as it is, engaging ideas rather than dismissing them, and conversation rather than polemic." Pays: "We negotiate payment on a per piece basis and pay rates competitive with other Web magazines like Slate and Salon." See the announcement over on the J-Jobs Database.
Meet new literary agent Rachel Downes over on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. From the Q&A: " I am looking to acquire YA and middle grade fiction of all kinds; science fiction; and nonfiction in the following subjects: narrative, history, pop culture, humor, science, women’s studies and social science."
And meet agent Michael Bourret over on the Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market blog. According to the blog, Bourret "is interested in a wide range of books, from middle grade and young adult fiction, to arts and entertainment, to serious nonfiction."
'Tis the season! Those academic job announcements seem to be showing up almost daily. Here are some teaching (and non-teaching) jobs for writers that I've recently found:
Assistant Professor of English (Poetry), Willamette University (Oregon)
Assistant Professor of Poetry, University of California-San Diego
Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry), University of California-Santa Cruz
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction), San Jose State University (California)
Helen Herzog Zell Visiting Professorship in Creative Writing (Fiction), University of Michigan
Tenure-track faculty in English (Creative Nonfiction, open rank), Wheaton College (Illinois)
Distinguished Faculty Member (Fiction), New York University
Tenured position in English (Fiction), New York University
Tenure-track faculty in English (Fiction, open rank), Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Senior Writer/Editor, Emory University (Georgia)
Senior Staff Writer, Cornell University (New York)
Writer/Editor (Retention Communications Assistant), Penn State
Associate Editor, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University (Texas)
Communications Officer, Exeter College/University of Oxford (UK, via BJ Epstein)