Recently discovered an unusual short story contest run by the Genomics Policy and Research Forum (UK). If you can write a story influenced by the genes-related (no pun intended) issues referenced in the announcement, you may win £500 (or runner-up prizes of £200 or £100). There's no entry fee. Deadline: March 31, 2009.
Chuck Sambuchino introduces us to literary agents Sammie Justesen, who represents "genre fiction and all areas of nonfiction," and Courtney Miller-Callihan, who represents "a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and children's works." Plus, he points us to Alice Pope's interview with another agent, Elana Roth, who's interested, Chuck assures us, in writing for young people.
Rapier Press plans an anthology of true stories "about dates gone bad." Low-paying, but paying ($15). Deadline: March 31, 2009. Click here to find out more.
And, despite the bad economy, I've still found a few jobs!
Assistant to the President for Communications, Buffalo State College (New York)
Development Writer, Regis College (Massachusetts)
Assistant Director of Communications, Wistar Institute (Pennsylvania)