From Canada: "To celebrate the launch of Terry Griggs's Thought You Were Dead, Biblioasis and Seen Reading are teaming up to help you unleash the murder we know is in your heart with our Revenge-Lit contest. Pen a flash fiction of 250 words or so...on the (fictional) literary critic whose body once filled the chalk outline and what he did to get there and send it by June 12th." Best entries "will be published as they are received at RevengeLit.blogspot.com." Winning entry will receive $100 (presumably in Canadian dollars), publication in CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries, and $1,000 worth of Biblioasis titles. There's no entry fee. Details here. (via placesforwriters.com)
The Guide to Literary Agents blog notes the opening of a new agency (Doug Grad Literary Agency) and, in another post, introduces us to agent Greg Daniel, who "specializes in religious and inspirational works of both fiction and nonfiction. He also accepts nonfiction that has no religious angle."
The SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest offers a first prize of $300, second prize of $150, and third prize of $50. "We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write." Multiple entries OK. Winning poems will be displayed on the SPS Web site. Check Web site for rules/more information. Deadline: June 30, 2009. No entry fee.
And here are a few jobs to bring to your attention:
Media Relations Officer, University of Texas-Arlington
Media Relations Writer/Publicist (temporary), Maryland College Institute of Art
Public Affairs Officer, Columbia University (New York)