Updates from Tin House: "Tin House is now reading for the Fall, 2009 issue, which will have a theme of Hope/Fear. We are looking for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction that addresses the global tipping point - economically, culturally, and environmentally. What we are particularly interested in are personal visions, either optimistic or pessimistic. These can take on global concerns, but we are after singular voices. Please have your submission in by May 31 to be considered for this issue./We are also currently reading for our Winter 2010 issue, which is open (no theme). We recommend getting your submission in by September 30 to be considered for this issue; please also remember that we do not read unsolicited submissions between June 1 and August 31." Click here for more information.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative has posted guidelines for its 2009-2010 Fellowships for emerging writers. There is no application fee. Deadline: June 19, 2009 (received). Details, including eligibility criteria, available here.
LifeBytes seeks true stories of online dating. Deadline: June 15, 2009. Pays: $50-$100. Guidelines here.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York City) seeks emerging local Jewish artists (including poets and spoken word artists) for an upcoming evening show. Winners will receive $250 for their performances. There is no application fee. Application deadline: April 13, 2009. I've reprinted the full press release on my other blog.
The Cup of Comfort series is calling for manuscripts for two new anthologies. A Cup of Comfort for Couples seeks true stories "that celebrate what it means to be in love." Deadline: October 1, 2009. A Cup of Comfort for Golfers seeks true stories "that celebrate the follies, the triumphs, and the joy of the game." Deadline: December 15, 2009. For details/pay rates for these books and others currently under development, please click here and here.
And a few more jobs to share with you this week:
Director of Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College (Maryland)
Continuing education instructors ("The Life of a Writer," "Cultural Journalism," and other courses), State University of New York (SUNY)-Purchase
Editorial Associate/Web Content Writer, SUNY-Brockport
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (poetry), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Creative Writing, Northumbria University (UK)
Thanks to BJ Epstein for the leads on the UK jobs!