PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 12/08/08

THE AGENCY GROUP http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Mgerald/ — The Agency Group Ltd’s literary department represents a broad roster of writers, artists, athletes and pop culture brands to the book publishing, motion picture, television and radio fields. Nurturing clients from original concept through to completion, we take an innovative and free-ranging approach to the development and representation of content. We have placed books with every major house. From our home in Los Angeles, we have been unusually successful in developing books across platform. Send an email or letter with the first 25-50 pages. ===== MEL PARKER BOOKS http://www.melparkerbooks.com/about.html — As a literary agency, we … Continue reading PUBLISHERS/AGENTS 12/08/08

JOBS/ EMPLOYMENT 12/08/08

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Location Denver, CO http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77686189&aid=27015391-1128&WT.mc_n=MKT000125 — Deadline December 15, 2008. Employing Agency Internal Revenue Service. As a Media Relations Specialist you will perform work involved in establishing and maintaining mutual communication between Federal agencies and the general public and various other pertinent publics including internal and external audiences.  You will be involved in identifying communication needs and developing informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency’s policies, programs, services and activities; and planning, executing, and evaluating the effectiveness of information and communications programs. ===== COPYWRITER Location Alameda, CA http://journalism.berkeley.edu/jobs/details.php?cat=misc&ID=7143 — Full-time, temporary contract position (9 weeks up … Continue reading JOBS/ EMPLOYMENT 12/08/08

GRANTS 12/08/08

GETTYSBURG REVIEW CONFERENCE http://public.gettysburg.edu/academics/gettysburg_review/conference.html — Join a community of writers in a bucolic,convivial,and historic setting for a week in May. Small workshops (maximum of ten people each) will be led by award-winning writers who have dedicated their lives to the teaching of poetry and prose. Two partial scholarships available in each genre. ===== AWP WC&C SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wccscholarship.htm — $10 APPLICATION FEE Writers’ Conferences & Centers is conducting its annual competition to provide scholarships for emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships will be applied to fees to attend any of the … Continue reading GRANTS 12/08/08

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 12/08/08

ANTHOLOGIES ANTHOLOGY, LAVANDERÍA: A MIXED LOAD OF WOMEN, WASH AND WORD, Seeks submissions. Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and other dirty deeds signifying sorting, washing, ironing, folding laundry, and life. See http://www.cityworkspress.org for submission guidelines. Deadline: December 15. Maximum: 5,000 words or 5 poems. Include bio. E-mail Word DOC submission only to lavanderiazspot@gmail.com. ===== ANTHOLOGY: ORIGINAL POEMS OF LITERARY OR BIOGRAPHICAL CRITICISM.  Poems must name poet(s) or poem(s). Example: Richard Wilbur’s “Cottage Street,” Mary Oliver’s “Stanley Kunitz.” Up to 5 poems. SASE. Mail (only) to Timothy J. Burbery, Professor of English, 1 John Marshall Dr., Huntington, WV, 25701. ===== DOUBLE LIVES, … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 12/08/08

FREELANCE MARKETS 12/08/08

THUG LIT http://www.thuglit.com/home.html Send your stories to: Submissions@thuglit.com This is a genre-specific mystery and noir website. If you don’t know what that means, then don’t send me your damned story. No Sci-Fi, Horror or Romance. Erotica (by way of sex) is okay, but PLEASE have violence, crime, murder, mayhem and chaos. Or a monkey. We like monkeys. They throw poop. Stories may be attached as a Word Document (preferred) or cut and pasted into an e-mail. Contact info we need: Name, address, word count and a short bio. The chosen will be notified by e-mail and on the website. Fan … Continue reading FREELANCE MARKETS 12/08/08

AWARDS/CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS 12/08/08

10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF FRESHWATER http://www.acc.commnet.edu/freshwater.htm. Seeks imaginative, original, well-crafted poetry. Editors’ Prize: $200. Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail, and sase for notification only. Deadline: December 15. Payment: 2 copies. Sample copy: $7. For complete submission guidelines visit website. ===== FULTON PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION http://theadirondackreview.com/FultonPrize.html — $10 ENTRY FEE The winner will receive $400 and publication in The Adirondack Review. Entrants whose stories receive honorable mention will also have their stories published in The Adirondack Review. In addition, they will be awarded an honorarium of $30. Contest deadline: January 31, 2009. Winners will … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS 12/08/08