"The Spring 2009 theme of Tin House will be Appetites—for food, sex, drugs, drink, and our collective appetites for resources, entertainment, gratification, humiliation, etc... We're looking for stories, poems, and essays that address the Webster's definitions for Appetite: 'an inherent craving' or 'any of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life.' Our deadline is December 1, but please submit early as the issue will fill quickly." Click here for more information.
This one's for Georgia (US) residents only: It's time for Creative Loafing's Annual Fiction Contest. Submissions should run no longer than 3,000 words, and all "must in some way incorporate the word 'scratch' - as a theme, a metaphor, a recurring itch, whatever." First prize: $1,000; second prize: $250; third prize: $100. Deadline is November 28, 2008. No entry fee indicated. More information here. (via CRWROPPS)
Any former Stegner Fellows out there reading this blog? STANFORD magazine is running its 12th annual fiction contest, "open to alumni of Stanford undergraduate, graduate and fellowship programs." There's no entry fee indicated. The deadline is November 5, 2008. Winner receives $750 and publication next spring. More info here.
Attention, Wyoming writers: "The postmark deadline for applications to the 2009 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards is Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. The $1,000 Blanchan Award is given to a writer whose work, in any literary genre, is inspired by nature. The $1,000 Doubleday Award is given to the best manuscript submitted by a woman author. To apply, you
must be at least 18 years old and a Wyoming resident." There is no application fee. For more information, click here.
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The teaching job announcements just keep streaming in this time of year. But never fear--I've managed to find a few non-teaching jobs to show you this week as well!
Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Colby-Sawyer College (New Hampshire)
Assistant Professor of Religion and Literary Arts, Boston University
Assistant Professor of English (fiction; 3-year position), Hartwick College (New York)
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (poetry), Montclair State University (New Jersey)
Assistant Professor of English (Ethnic American Literatures and Fiction Writing), Washington and Lee University (Virginia)
Assistant Professor of English (creative writing-screenwriting), Ball State University (Indiana)
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry), Illinois State University
Assistant Professor of English (poetry), University of Colorado-Denver
Assistant Professor (fiction), University of North Texas
Assistant Professor of English (fiction), Texas State University-San Marcos
Assistant Professor of English (poetry), Texas State University-San Marcos
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (fiction), Arizona State University
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction), New Mexico State University
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (poetry), New Mexico State University
Director, The Poetry Society (UK)
Director of Development, Image journal (Washington State)
Writer for the President, Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia)
Director of Marketing and Communications, Baruch College/CUNY (New York)
Writer, YAI/NIPD (New York)