Contests and Awards for February 2009

Alabama Writers Conclave Annual Competition Deadline: April 30, 2009. Prizes: 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member. For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member. For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member. Categories: fiction, short fiction, juvenile fiction, nonfiction, humor, traditional poem, free verse poem, first chapter of a novel. ===== American Fiction American Fiction Prize A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a short … Continue reading Contests and Awards for February 2009


WRITER-EDITOR (Several positions) Location Washington DC — 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

GRANTS 12/01/08

THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY (AAS) 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 — 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 — 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


THE PICCOLO FICTION OPEN — $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 Please submit four copies of your original, unpublished work by January 9, 2009.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

JOBS 11/24/08

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE Publishing Internship  Narrative Magazine is an online literary journal seeking bright, eager, inquisitive interns to learn the publishing business from industry leaders. Internships are executed online, however, in addition, there are also office positions available for those within easy access to San Francisco. Position will include reading manuscripts, research, filing, database entry, & team participation on special projects. Please email resume, writing sample, & letters of recommendation to Pat Gage 1660 Westlake Dr. Kelseyville, CA 95451 Email: Phone:  1 707-278-0357 ===== ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Location London E-mail — Spread the Word is London’s leading writer development agency. Between January 9 and … Continue reading JOBS 11/24/08


READER’S DIGEST — Original articles are usually assigned to regular contributors to the magazine. We do not accept or return unpublished manuscripts. We do, however, accept one-page queries that clearly detail the article idea–with special emphasis on the arc of the story, your interview access to the main characters, your access to special documents, etc. We look for dramatic narratives, articles about everyday heroes, crime dramas, adventure stories. Do include a separate page of your writing credits. Please email your article proposal queries to No fiction. Reprints can be paid up to $400. ===== SOUTHWEST FLY FISHING reading FREELANCE MARKETS 11/24/08