In case you missed this nugget (included in our Practicing Writer newsletter; the November issue went out on Saturday morning), there’s exciting news from MatadorNetwork: They’re launching a print magazine! (Why, you ask? Here are eight reasons.) BETA’s aim is “to publish the best English-language travel writing on the planet.” And BETA will pay nicely, too.
Scholarship opportunities (no application fees indicated) are available for the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 14-17, 2011, in Cape May, N.J. Different scholarships have application deadlines of November 8 and December 1 (received, in both cases). (via CRWROPPS-B).
From Old Dominion University (Va.): “The Department of English is accepting applications from accomplished Nonfiction writers for the Mina Hohenberg Darden Professorship in Creative Writing. The position is a continuing appointment to teach two classes or workshops at the graduate or undergraduate level; position is for one academic year with a possibility of renewal. Teaching experience at the college-level is required, along with a distinguished publishing record and a national reputation. Additional expertise in poetry a plus. The salary will be in the $45,000 – $50,000 range, no benefits.”
St. Joseph’s University (Pa.) is looking for an assistant professor of English, “a tenure-track position in Fiction Writing to begin in the Fall of 2011. Secondary expertise in screen writing or communications is desirable.”
From The New School (N.Y.): “The New School Creative Writing Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing, with a concentration in fiction. Applicants will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in the graduate MFA program as well as teaching our undergraduate Riggio Honors students; will advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, perform administrative service.”
Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio), which is an ALA Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding Jewish literature. Quiet Americans was also named a Notable Book (The Jewish Journal) and a Top Small-Press Book (Shelf Unbound). Erika is a contributing editor for Fiction Writers Review and an advisory board member for J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and she wrote the section on “Choosing a Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing” for the second edition of Tom Kealey’s Creative Writing MFA Handbook (Continuum, 2008). Erika is also the editor/publisher of The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) e-newsletter featuring advice, opportunities, and resources on the craft and business of writing for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction.
A high-ranking Nazi’s wife and a Jewish doctor in prewar Berlin. A Jewish immigrant soldier and the German POWs he is assigned to supervise. A refugee returning to Europe for the first time just as terrorists massacre Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. A son of survivors and the family secrets modern technology may reveal. These are some of the characters and conflicts that emerge in Quiet Americans, in stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed, resolved and unending. Portions of the proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans are being donated to The Blue Card. Quiet Americans has been named a 2012 Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (American Library Association) and recognized as a “Notable Book” (The Jewish Journal) and “Top Book” (Shelf Unbound).
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