Gotham Writers' Workshop is running a "Hint Fiction Contest": "For this contest, Gotham welcomes the expertise of Robert Swartwood, editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories of 25 Words or Fewer (to be published in November by W.W. Norton). Mr. Swartwood will select the winner from the finalists in this competition." There's no entry fee, and your submission should run no longer than 25 words. Prizes: a 10-week writing workshop, $100, a one-year subscription to The Writer, publication on Gotham's 2011 course catalog, and, of course, "bragging rights." Deadline: October 11, 2010.
From the Matador Network ("both an online travel magazine and a thriving social network. Or, more simply put, it’s a community"): a Transparent Narrative Writing Contest. "Over the last few weeks we’ve been seeing some really interesting new travel narratives, and we decided to to run a contest. The winner gets $300 plus free enrollment to the travel writing program at MatadorU [worth $350]. The winning story, along with honorable mentions will be published here at the Traveler’s Notebook. Even if you’re a professional writer who doesn’t necessarily need classes, consider this about the U: you get lifetime access to our forums and Market Blog, with leads and writing opportunities researched and curated by Matador editors, along with all future Pro Modules we publish on new media strategies, branding, SEO, and other areas of continuing education." Note that "part of the focus of this contest is to encourage “transparent” writing. This is a prose style where the narrator narrates events / scenes as he or she perceived them at ground-level." For examples and additional information, visit the site. There's no entry fee, and you have until 5 p.m. (EST) on September 10, 2010, to submit.
Crab Orchard Review has announced its next special issue theme: "Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2011 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and new directions that have shaped and are reshaping the American South. All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview. The submission period for this issue is August 10 through November 1, 2010. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of March 2011. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue."
Franklin & Marshall College (Penn.) is looking for an Assistant Director for its Philadelphia Alumni Writers House: "Full-time, year-round position responsible for providing all programmatic, curricular, and some administrative coordination for all aspects of this literary performance space and writing collective at Franklin & Marshall College. The Assistant Director works in collaboration with the Director of the Writers House to identify, produce, and support all Writers House programs, co-sponsorships, and curricular, public relations, administrative, and advancement initiatives."
"Penn State Shenango invites applications for a faculty position in English, Assistant Professor, (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2011, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments will be based on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, but will include some combination of English composition, literature, creative writing, or poetry, and may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities and in professional organizations."
Goucher College (Md.) seeks an Assistant Editor, Northeastern University (Mass.) is looking for a Senior Writer/Communications Coordinator, and California State University-Stanislaus seeks a Public Affairs/Communications Specialist (Writer).