Catalyst Book Press seeks literary essays telling personal stories for two anthologies, one focusing on birth parents, and the other on the subject of miscarriage. The submission deadline for both books is August 15, 2009, and payment in each case will be $50 plus one copy of the book. See http://www.catalystbookpress.com/Guidelines.html for more information. (via NewPages.com)
The Roger Madoff Literary Fellowship is given to an emerging Queens (New York) author and includes "a [$10,000] cash award, a year's residency to the Writer's Room and access to literary opportunities through the Queens Council on the Arts including public readings and mentorship from literary professionals." No application fee indicated. Deadline: December 4, 2008. Details and application here. (via Queens College MFA Bulletin Blog)
I learned in the November issue of The Publishing Syndicate's e-newsletter that the Chicken Soup titles are now paying $200 for poems as well as for nonfiction prose. I also found out about a ton of new titles being planned (variable deadlines: check here).
Good news for practicing book reviewers! An updated version of The Practicing Writer's Directory of Paying Markets for Book Reviewers is now available! Read all about it (and enjoy the free preview with sample listings) here.
Among the things to be thankful for as this long holiday weekend approaches: the December issue of our fabulous newsletter, which will go out just as November ends. Still free, still keeping your e-mail address confidential, and still offering a bonus e-book to new subscribers. Sign up today!
And the weekly job round-up:
Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing, State University of New York-Oswego
Teacher/Scholar/Artist in American Literature and Poetry Writing, Bethany College (West Virginia)
Public Relations Specialist, Rutgers (New Jersey)
Copywriter/Editor, University of the Arts (Pennsylvania)
Editorial Director, Savannah College of Art & Design
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, University of California-Berkeley
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Southern Methodist University (Texas)
Senior Writer, University of Chicago-Medical Center Development