Writers with an M.F.A., Ph.D. "or equivalent," and editorial experience on the staff of "an established literary journal," may want to consider applying for selection as the next Southern Review Resident Scholar. The appointment carries a salary of $32,000, plus benefits "(pending final administrative approval)". Responsibilities will include 20 hours per week working at The Southern Review and teaching one class per semester. No application fee. Deadline: December 1, 2008 "or until a candidate is selected." Find out more here.
And speaking of post-M.F.A. fellowship possibilities: Don't forget this compilation of similar opportunities.
Robert Lee Brewer included this call for "freelance success stories" in the latest Writer's Market newsletter: "It's that time of year again when I start asking for submissions to the Freelance Success Stories contest for the next edition of Writer's Market. I love reading about all the successes, but what really gets me every time is just how many routes to success there seem to be. This year's contest has a deadline of December 31. It's open to any writer and should be between 800-1,500 words in length. As usual, there is no entry fee. An exciting development is that I've increased the first place prize to $500 along with publication in the 2010 Writer's Market! Entries can be sent to writersmarket(at)fwmedia(dot)com with 'Freelance Success Stories Entry' in the subject line. I'd suggest checking out a 2009 Writer's Market for previous winning entries, but success stories have to be nonfiction and personal (your success story, not someone else's). It can be about your first byline, first big sale, moment you realized you made it, odd writing gig, etc. Good luck!"
Words and Images, a literary journal published by the University of Southern Maine, is accepting submissions for its 2009 issue. "We are pretty eclectic (erratic?) in our tastes, and will therefore consider pretty much anything. Genre fiction, experimental work, Literature (with a capital L): whatever you have that you’d like to throw our way." Also: "Generally speaking, we publish writers with some connection to Maine, who manage to avoid all of the cliches of 'Maine writing' - lobster boats, rocky coastlines, crusty fishermen, lighthouses, etc. However, we are fairly flexible in terms of what we consider a 'connection to Maine,' and if, say, Charles D’Ambrosio were to send us a masterpiece, we’d figure something out." And further: "The 2009 issue of Words and Images will be loosely themed around the following: the ways in which seemingly disparate narrative arts can affect and inform one other, thus erasing the boundaries between them. If you have something that doesn’t exactly fit this description, don’t worry; it won’t be extremely detrimental to your chances of being accepted." Pays: $20/poem and the same per printed page of prose. Full call for submissions here. Deadline: February 1, 2009. (via Duotrope.com)
Reflection's Edge is seeking essays on aspects of genre fiction. "Essays can analyze current or historic publishing trends or individual works, discuss history, science, culture, or any genre-relevant area of expertise, or interview an established genre fiction author." Pays: $15. See the announcement on the AbsoluteWrite.com boards.
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