Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) has once again been invited to nominate a fiction book for the Ellen Levine Fund for Writers award, which is administered by the New York Community Trust. The annual award established by Ellen Levine is given to an author who has previously published (not self-published) a print edition of one or two books of fiction, and who doesn’t currently have a publishing contract for a second or third book of fiction. The winner of the Ellen Levine Fund for Writers award receives $7,500. In 2008, the first year of the award, one of T&W’s nominees, Gabriel Brownstein, won the award for his novel I Was Here, But I Disappeared. In 2009, Kathleen Lee received the award for her novel Taxi to Elsewhere. The 2010 Ellen Levine Fund for Writers award went to Travis Holland for a novel in progress, Windsor Park. Submissions to be considered for nomination by T&W should include contact information for the author (mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number(s)), a brief bio of the author listing the one or two works of fiction already published, an outline of the book, and 75-80 pages of the manuscript. Submissions should be mailed or hand-delivered to: Amy Swauger, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 2020, New York, NY 10018. Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or fax. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. The deadline for submitting work to T&W is 5:00 PM (Eastern), Monday, May 2, 2011. T&W will review submissions and select one to nominate for the award. The winner of the 2011 award will be notified by the New York Community Trust in late summer/early fall. Please send questions regarding the 2011 Ellen Levine Fund for Writers award to [email protected], or call 212-691-6590.” (NB: Teachers & Writers does not currently maintain a website listing for this opportunity, which is reprinted here with permission.)
“Jabberwocky is seeking poetry of any length and prose of up to 5K words (this is firm). Payment is $.01 per word for fiction and $10.00 per poem. Payment is upon publication. For examples of the kind of work we like, please see our archives.” (found via Duotrope)
“Signal Fire provides residencies in the Mt. Hood National Forest to selected artists from a range of practices. Each summer we bring the artists out to the forest and provide them with food, maps, a bicycle, battery power and shelter for work and sleep space.” There are two week-long residencies for eight artists. In 2011, these residencies will take place July 9-15 and July 17-22. “The artists stay in large 12×12 wall tents. They are supplied with kitchen utensils and food for self-served breakfast and lunch. Each tent is set apart from the others, but within a short walk to a base camp. Signal Fire organizers are stationed at the base camp, available for emergency and unforeseen needs. Additionally, the group gathers for dinner each evening, served at the base camp.” NB: “At this time, we do not offer travel stipends, but are able to offer places to stay in Portland for people arriving from away.” No application fee. Deadline: April 1, 2011.
Luther College (Iowa) is looking for “a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of English, a one-year leave replacement position beginning Fall 2011; potential for renewal.” Details: “Full time teaching load (three courses fall, one course January Term, three courses spring). English is a collegial, thirteen-member department with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning. Teaching responsibility will likely include Paideia I, Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction, The Writer’s Voice, Rhetoric, and American Novel. Paideia I is an interdisciplinary reading/writing/research course required of all first-year students with a common syllabus across 36 sections. For a full program description, see http://www.luther.edu/paideia/.”
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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