I mentioned this website to some of you once: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/
People put in their calls for papers, and UPenn lists them, conveniently. I poked around on there and there are mentions of creative writing calls and whatnot. It will definitely be of interest to those of you looking to flesh out your Jane Austen/Buffy the Vampire Slayer theses.
I like critical writing. I'm not especially good at it, but it's fun; it seems like my creative writing "borrows" from it, or wears it like some sort of pagan skull-mask. Do you guys dread the academic essay task? Or does it do for you what it does for me-- titillate?!