Room magazine, a Canadian literary journal, is planning a "Competition" issue for release in December 2010 (timed for the Winter Olympics). "Room is committed to publishing the best in contemporary women's writing, so please send us your very best pieces on sports, relationship and workplace dynamics, personal electronics, potato sack races, and any other topic that reflects this competitive theme. We are also looking for suitable artwork and illustrations too." Deadline: June 1, 2009. Details here. Pays: $50 (CDN) for 1-5 published pages, $75 for 6+ pages, and $100 for cover art. (via placesforwriters.com)
The New York Times Education Life section is looking for essays: "College is a series of transformative experiences - moments that change the way you view the world. And yourself. Current students are invited to submit an essay or photographs that illustrate their metamorphosis, for a chance to be published in the special back-to-school issue of Education Life." NB: "Students whose work appears in the July 26, 2009, issue of Education Life...will be compensated. Additional select submissions will be shown at nytimes.com. For more information/guidelines, click here. Deadline: May 15, 2009.
The Guide to Literary Agents blog introduces us to agents Christine Witthohn and Meredith Kaffel.
And a few jobs:
Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing (fiction), Hollins University (Virginia)
Part-time temporary faculty (fantasy and science fiction), Central Michigan University (Michigan and online)
Assistant Director of Publications and Creative Services, Nazareth College (New York)
Communications Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Part-time Professional Writer, Lone Star College System (Texas)