The Rumpus is running a book review competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students. First prize is $200 and publication; second prize is $100 and publication; third prize is publication. "The publication date of the book is irrelevant." There's no entry fee. Deadline: June 1, 2009. Details here.
Get to know literary agent Jim McCarthy via this interview on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. According to the intro to the interview, "Jim is looking for a variety of nonfiction topics as well as genre/commercial fiction and literary fiction."
The Guide to Literary Agents blog also announces the launch of a new agency: Priot Entertainment Group. Click here to learn more/find out what kinds of fiction and nonfiction the agency is looking for.
The miniWORDS 2009 competition seeks miniSTORIES (narratives in prose or verse in 50 words or less). Winner receives £250. No entry fee. Deadline: August 10, 2009. Submit up to three entries. Find out more here.
And a few jobs to round things out:
Full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing (poetry), Medgar Evers College/The City University of New York
Lecturer in English (creative writing-poetry), Tufts University (Massachusetts)
Publisher/Managing Editor/Assistant Editor, Jewish Review of Books (Ohio/New York)