Got gardening poems? Horticulture magazine may be interested in publishing them. Check out the news on Poetic Asides, and click through to the magazine's guidelines.
Hurry up if you're interested in this British Columbia-based opportunity (the deadline is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28). "The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the Public Art Committee invite submissions of unpublished, original poetry for display at a public art project to be developed at parks along Whistler's Valley Trail. The public art project is known as Poet's Pause." Fee paid for each poem will be $200 (presumably in Canadian funds). Download the guidelines here.
Undergraduate college students are welcome to submit up to three poems and/or up to two short stories for a contest held in connection with the Lex Allen Literary Festival at Hollins University. The competition confers cash awards of $100 in each genre. No entry fee. Deadline: February 13, 2009 (noon). Check the Web site for more information.
By week's end, subscribers will have received our February "Practicing Writer" newsletter. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this month, the newsletter is still free, still keeping subscriber e-mail addresses confidential, and still providing reliable news writers can use. Join us!
And, as always, some college/university jobs for your consideration:
Poet-in-Residence, University of Central Oklahoma
Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature, Johnson State College (Vermont)
Professor of Poetry Writing (rank open), Hampshire College (Massachusetts)
Corporate and Foundation Relations Writer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts