PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 12/01/08

JACANA MEDIA http://jacana.co.za/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=27 — Jacana Media publishes a wide range of books and materials. These include general fiction books and novels; and non- fiction field guides, maps, wildlife books and primary health and medical books. As an independent South African publisher, our focus is on South Africa and Africa. We do not, however, publish in the following areas: Poetry, short stories, science fiction, fantasy, teen fiction / young adult fiction, scripts (drama, film or television), religion. ===== ARCADIA PUBLISHING http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/about.html — Arcadia Publishing is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 5,000 … Continue reading PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 12/01/08

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 12/01/08

WRITER-EDITOR (Several positions) Location Washington DC http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77556534&aid=27015391-24118&WT.mc_n=MKT000125 — Deadline December 8, 2008. Employer Department of Homeland Security. The incumbent supports the OCFO by providing accurate, complete, and timely written material on policy issues, executive or tracked correspondence, briefings, point papers, etc. related to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.  Makes recommendations for the development of procedures for standardization of disseminated internal and external written products.  Develops, writes and publishes internal and external weekly summaries and reports.  Information is drawn from a variety of different sources and analyzed and screened for Executive-level officials. ===== PART-TIME TEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR POOLS FOR CUESTA … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITIES 12/01/08

FREELANCE MARKETS 12/01/08

JUST BETWEEN US http://www.justbetweenus.org/guidelines.html — Just Between Us is a quarterly magazine especially for women committed to ministry, pastors’ wives, women’s group leaders, Bible study leaders, Sunday school teachers, missionary wives, seminary students, leaders in parachurch organizations, and any woman, married or single, who wants practical, biblical encouragement, inspiration, and ministry resources. ===== TALEBONES http://www.talebones.com/doc.asp?SUBKEY=152 — Talebones is a quarterly digest-sized perfect-bound magazine that publishes science fiction and dark fantasy. We want entertaining, literate stories that straddle the edge of the dark, with three dimensional characters. We want dark fantasy, not horror…that is, there needs to be a supernatural element … Continue reading FREELANCE MARKETS 12/01/08

GRANTS 12/01/08

THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY (AAS) 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm — Fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. ===== THE CABIN AT SHOTPOUCH CREEK http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/residencies.html#Cabin — The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek is a lovely cedar-and-hemlock, two-bedroom cabin nestled in the Oregon Coast Range on a 40- acre nature reserve about 25 miles west of Corvallis. Applicants may request any consecutive 14 days between March 15 and April 15, 2009. Application deadline for Spring retreats: December 31, 2008. … Continue reading GRANTS 12/01/08

AWARDS, COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS 12/01/08

THE PICCOLO FICTION OPEN http://www.eatgoodbread.com/pfointro.html — $10 ENTRY FEE The PFO is a literary competition in its ninth year of the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival. This year the theme is One Hundred Dollars. The word limit is 1,300. Please submit four copies of your original, unpublished work by January 9, 2009. Include one separate cover page with your contact information and title of the story. At the top of your story, include your phone number only. $200 will be awarded for the top story, followed by a $150 and a $50 prize, as well as runners-up. One story (or more) … Continue reading AWARDS, COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS 12/01/08

Ralph Tejeda Wilson: Interviewing the Poet

  Interviewing the Poet by Gina Gareri-Watkins Ralph Tejeda Wilson was born in Akron, Ohio, but grew up in Cleveland, a city he still considers his hometown.  Wilson holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor in English at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Wilson’s first book of poetry, A Black Bridge: Poems, was published by The University of Nevada Press in April 2001.  It was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for Poetry in 2002.  His poetry is featured in several anthologies, including the 2006 Georgia Author … Continue reading Ralph Tejeda Wilson: Interviewing the Poet

PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 11/24/08

CREME DE LA CREME CRIME BOOKS (UK) http://cremedelacrime.com/submissions.htm — Small, flexible, independent and fast-moving, Crème de la Crime specializes in high-quality original crime fiction. We publish up to six new crime novels a year – gritty, tightly-paced, well-written and suspense-packed books with high production values, aimed at discerning crime fans. Our goals are to introduce new crime writers to the UK book market – previously unpublished novelists, or established authors who want to switch to crime writing, and to provide a platform for writers who want to expand the boundaries of the crime genre. We encourage authors to experiment: unusual … Continue reading PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 11/24/08