Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Morning Markets/Jobs/Opportunities

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" 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
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)


SuaVoce said...

I’m an assistant to Lake Forest College Press/&Now Books ( We are encouraging submissions for The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts (to be held in Buffalo, NY from October 15-17, 2009).

I was wondering you’d be willing to post information about the submission guidelines in your blog. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

The details are below.
Thank you,


The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts will be held in Buffalo, NY from October 15-17, 2009.
The &Now Festival explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.
Critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction readings, performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and multimedia projects, and cross genre work of all kinds. Pieces that address linguistic transgressions, the limits of genre, or works that promote interdisciplinary explorations are particularly encouraged. Proposals can be for individual readings, critical panels, creative panels, and/or roundtable discussions.

Please send proposals by email in the following format:
*Title of Proposed Reading/Performance/Presentation
*Brief Description (no more than 500 words).
*Brief Bio (a few sentences) of all participants
*Tech needs (if any)
Submit all proposals to:

Please note: Each session will be approximately 75 minutes. Individual presentations/readings should therefore be limited to 15-20 minutes so that grouped sessions that make thematic sense can be arranged.

For more information, visit:

Or contact:
Dimitri Anastasopoulos at or
Christina Milletti at

Erika D. said...

This is not normally the sort of information I post on the blog. I am leaving it here within the comments section because of the conference information: I try to promote only events that are free OR that offer discounted registration for students, which this conference appears to do.