Sometime last spring, I subscribed again to the CRWROPPS-B group/mailing list (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/crwropps-b/info). It’s got a wealth of information for writers. To avoid dozens of e-mails in my mailbox I get a daily digest. I think in its early days, the list mainly had posts on writing contests. Now you get calls for regular submissions (to literary magazines and anthologies) and even posts about job openings. Just to give you an example, today’s digest includes an assistant professor in poetry job at SUNY Geneseo and a three-year fiction job at College of Wooster. This is one of the best and long-standing resources for writers that I know of.
Job Opportunity in Boston: Part-time Cultural Literary District Coordinator
By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston was called “The Athens of America” because it was home to publishing powerhouses like Ticknor and Fields and Little Brown as well as some of the most enduring writers in our history, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Washington Street was a mecca of magazine and journal publishing. Writing published in Boston contributed to both the development of literature and to social justice in the United States. Today, our city is undergoing a literary renaissance. Continue reading →