Submissions: Under Hwy 99

My name is Erica Goodkind, and I am the editor at /Under Hwy 99/, a new small-circulation independent literary magazine/e-zine based out of Seattle that is looking for submissions for our first issue. Our magazine will be distributed free to bookstores and coffee houses primarily in Seattle, but may extend elsewhere. Our objectives are to showcase the untold story, to promote thought, to provide a good read, and to function as a "stepping stone" in the publication world for newer writers.

I was wondering if you might mention us to any of your students who might be interested in submitting with us. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help pass the word in any way!

Our website is:

Submission details can be found there.

Thank you kindly for your time!


Erica Goodkind



Contest: National Geographic (Deadline Dec. 31)

We’re asking students all over North America to send us a 300-word essay on a travel experience that moved you, excited you or changed you. The author of the winning essay will travel on assignment to Mongolia with National Geographic Traveler’s Editor-in-Chief Keith Bellows, courtesy of Travcoa. Even better, the winner will have his/her story published on the National Geographic Traveler website.

Submission deadline is December 31, 2007, by 5 p.m. PST.

For more information and to enter, go to http://www.travelwritercontest.com/.

Job: Crosscut Deputy Editor - Seattle (Deadline Jan. 18)

Crosscut.com, a new online newspaper for the Pacific Northwest based in Seattle, is looking for a half-time deputy editor to help us expand into new local subject areas and develop new tools. The person we hire will join a small staff of seasoned pros on a journey that started nine months ago and which we expect will lead to big things. No promises, but this job could be a stepping stone to full-time work. It offers ground-floor involvement in one of a handful of online-only local-news startups in the country.

This job involves a wide range of local news subjects and requires someone who is familiar with the Northwest's political and media landscape; is conversational in Seattle arts, restaurants, and clubs; knows Seattle-based companies; understands the suburbs; and has spent weekend time outside the metro area.

This is not a writing job, but there are potential opportunities to write for Crosscut.


Edit articles and blog posts for organization, clarity, style, and HTML form.
Write headlines for Crosscut articles and aggregated news links.
Find and process images for posting.
Scan Northwest news sources and blogs for articles appropriate for highlighting.
Manage freelance contributors during the editing process.
Work with the editor and associate publisher on new content development.
Spot new talent, brainstorm with the group, innovate.
Preferred Experience

Two years in journalism.
Familiarity with the Northwest, particularly Seattle.
Required Skills

Experience with and interest in many subjects, including news and politics, business and technology, arts and entertainment, and lifestyle areas such as food and travel.
Interest in and thorough understanding of new media.
Confidence in editing with a light touch.
Strong wordsmithing skills, particularly with headlines.
Photographic sensibility.
AP style, intermediate HTML, PhotoShop, Word.

Start date: Feb. 4.
Midday, Monday through Friday, four hours per day.
In the office and telecommute.
$24,000 (full-time equivalent = $48,000)
Health coverage
Computer not provided.
How to Apply

Applications must be e-mailed. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure you are considered for the position:

Attach to an e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples, or links to writing samples, in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Include anything else that would help us evaluate you, but please send all material in either Word or PDF formats.
Make the subject of the e-mail "deputy editor."
Send the e-mail to jobs@crosscut.com. We will acknowledge receipt. No phone calls or other correspondence, please.
Application deadline: Jan. 18.


Reading Opportunity: Oregon Literary Review

Oregon Literary Review is co-hosting a new series of "First Wednesday" readings and wine tastings at the Blackbird Wineshop, 3519 NE 44th at Fremont. Writers interested in being considered to read should contact OLR editor Charles Deemer (charles@oregonliteraryreview.org) with a sample of their work. Readings are the first Wednesday of each month. We are interested in hearing not only from poets and fiction writers but from essayists, playwrights, screenwriters, song writers, etc.


Submission: Natural Bridge (Deadline Dec. 31)

Natural Bridge no. 20: The Literature of Place, local or exotic, will comprise part of an upcoming issue of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature, along with work on any topic. Submit poems, stories, personal essays and translations November 1--December 31, 2007, with SASE to:
Steven Schreiner
Guest-Editor, Natural Bridge
Department of English
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63121
Simultaneous submissions accepted. SUBMISSION PERIOD OPEN NOVEMBER
1--DECEMBER 31ST 2007.