Writing Fellowship: "The School of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and the New Writing Partnership with support from Arts Council England, East, are offering one fellowship to be held by a practicing writer in the Spring Semester 2009 (12 January 2009 to 12 June 2009). The Fellowship is open to writers of all genres, but the Fellows are expected to be able to teach in the area of fiction and/or poetry. The fee will be £8,000 for each post. Accommodation will be provided as required." No application fee. Deadline: November 20, 2008 (noon). Details here. (Thanks to BJ Epstein for this find!)
Bathsheba Monk has announced her second annual short story contest, which confers a $500 prize and publication on Monk's Web site. There's no entry fee. Deadline is December 31, 2008. Check here for more information.
The American Heroes Writing Contest seeks (presumably true) stories about law enforcement, fire, military and other emergency services personnel. The competition will result in an anthology, but only the grand prize winner and one runner-up may receive cash prizes (or credit toward a publishing package with American Heroes Press), so be SURE to read the fine print: by entering, you grant first publishing rights to your work. All entrants will receive an electronic copy of the final anthology. All participants will receive an electronic copy of the anthology. No entry fee. Deadline: January 31, 2009. Details here.
Chuck Sambuchino introduces us to literary agent Amberly Finarelli and tells us what kinds of fiction and nonfiction she is looking for.
And a few teaching and non-teaching jobs to round things out:
Faculty position (fiction and/or creative nonfiction), California Institute of the Arts
Assistant Professor of English (creative writing-fiction), Concordia College at Moorhead (Minnesota)
Communications Senior Coordinator, Fontbonne University (Missouri)
Director of Advancement Communications and Executive Editor of the Alumni & Friends Magazine, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Senior Editor, The Penn Stater Magazine, Pennsylvania State University