Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

Canadian literary journal Descant seeks unthemed submissions to its journal as well as work for themed issues on "Ghosts and the Uncanny" (deadline: March 1, 2010) and "Sicily" (deadline: June 1, 2010). Pays: $100 (presumably in Canadian funds). Note: no simultaneous submissions.
Match-That-Artwork Writing Contest: "To celebrate our graduation from beta testing, AnthologyBuilder invites authors of all skill levels to choose their favorite cover art from our database and write a story to match it." Submit unpublished work before September 20, 2009. There is no entry fee. For details on prizes (including cash for winners in both the "General Submissions" and "Rising Stars" [under 18] categories), click here.
Meet literary agent Brenda Bowen, of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. "She has been editorial director of Henry Holt & Company, Disney/Hyperion, Scholastic Press, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing." And she represents "authors and illustrators of children’s books for all ages (preschool to teen) as well as, in her words, 'graphic novelists, animators and maybe a surprise element or two.'"
The State University of New York-Purchase is looking for continuing education faculty in memoir-writing (for grown-ups) and in creative writing (for kids ages 8-13).
Other jobs for writers: University of California-Riverside is looking for a Senior Bilingual Writer (English/Spanish); Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a Copy Editor; and Juniata College (Penn.) is looking for a Staff Writer.
BiblioBuffet, a Web site "for readers with independent minds who want to use their reading time well," seeks contributions from "passionate readers who are also excellent writers." Publishes book reviews, personal essays, editorials, commentary, humor, interviews, profiles, and more. Pays: $10/piece for guest columnists and $20/piece for regular contributors "with increases over time." Guidelines here.


KITOOMAL said...

Hi Erika,

This is a really good idea. Where do you get the vacancy info from? I would lov to try writing for at least one of them. Have bookmarked your site. Thanks.


Erika D. said...

Hi, Ketan: Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure I understand your question about the vacancy info. I routinely visit sites to get the information. When I find out about an opportunity from another source, I always attribute it ("via," "via the New Pages blog," etc.). Hope that helps.