The Esquire Fiction Contest "is open to all, and the winning story will be published in a future issue of the magazine" as well as online, within "the new online home of Esquire fiction." You must base your entry on one of three titles provided within the guidelines. First prize is $2,500 and publication. Open to "legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada ages 16 and older at time of entry." No entry fee. Deadline: August 1, 2009. More information here. (via Jacket Copy)
The Hodson-Brown Fellowship "supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history." The award supports two months of research (at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I.) and two months of writing (at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.). "The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges." No application fee. Deadline: July 15, 2009. Check the Web site for details and application instructions.
Oregon Humanities, a semiannual journal of ideas and perspectives published by the Oregon Council for the Humanities, has announced a call for submissions on "Away." This issue "will explore various topics including migration, immigration, displacement, mobility, nationalism, globalism, travel, or tourism." The submission deadline is June 15, 2009. Pays: $50-$1,000 for most work. "At this time, we almost exclusively publish work by Oregon artists and writers" and "we do not accept unsolicited submissions of poetry or fiction." Be sure to read the complete guidelines for features, essays, interviews, reviews, etc. here.
Many thanks to Jolie for pointing me to this Hayden's Ferry Review blog post about a new post-MFA fellowship opportunity at Colorado College.
And I'm always pleased to share with you some job possibilities:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Palm Desert Graduate Center MFA, University of California-Riverside
Director of Communications, Bethany College (Kansas)
Graduate Writing Coordinator, North Dakota State University
Writer/Producer, Denison College (Ohio)
Senior Director of Communications, The New School (New York)
Web Author (Limited-term), Georgia Gwinnett College (Georgia)
And two UK-based positions shared by BJ Epstein:
Judith E Wilson Fellowship in Poetry, University of Cambridge
Lecturer in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths/University of London