Meet literary agent Ellen Pepus via Chuck's interview here. "[Pepus] represents narrative nonfiction, including history, true crime, science, adventure, and memoir, as wehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifll as self-help, health and diet, food and cooking, travel, entertainment, popular culture, how-to and humor. She also represents a wide range of fiction, including literary, historical, mystery, women's fiction and romance, erotica, thrillers, fantasy and general commercial fiction. She does not handle science fiction, young adult, children's, short stories, poetry or screenplays." (You can also count on Chuck to report on agent Stephen Barbara's newsworthy move to Foundry Literary + Media.)
Litmus Press is currently accepting new manuscripts for its poetry series. "We are interested in unpublished book-length manuscripts...of innovative poetry or cross-genre works written in English." Deadline: February 15, 2009. Details here. Note that for its translations series, queries are welcome throughout the year. (via NewPages.com)
The Wordsworth Trust (UK) is looking for a Poet in Residence, whose term will run from May 2009 to April 2010. There is no application fee. Eligibility/details/guidelines available here. Hurry: Deadline is January 23, 2009.
Whortleberry Press invites submissions for a "Mystery/Detective" story anthology. Pays: $10/story. Deadline: March 15, 2009. More information at the press Web site (click "writer's guidelines" toward the bottom of the screen). (via Duotrope.com)
Again, there aren't a whole lot of jobs out there right now--many of the academic (teaching) jobs have already begun or are about to begin interviewing. But I'll keep looking for those teaching--and nonteaching university--jobs!
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction and creative nonfiction), Point Park University (Pennsylvania)
Publications Manager, Lehman College/CUNY (New York)