“Digital Science Fiction is a monthly anthology of compelling science fiction short stories from professional writers. Our anthology is published monthly through Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and other eBook formats, and is directed towards a mature readership.” Pays: $.05/word. No simultaneous submissions. (via Duotrope.com)
“The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2011 ALTA Travel Fellowship Awards. Each year, four to six fellowships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to beginning (unpublished or minimally published) translators to help them pay for travel expenses to the annual ALTA conference. This year’s conference will be held November 16–19 in Kansas City, Missouri.” No application fee. Deadline: May 15, 2011 (received). “Please keep in mind that you may not apply more than 2 times consecutively or more than 3 times total.”
“Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications from fiction writers for a multi-year lecturer position in Creative Writing, beginning August, 2011. The successful candidate will teach writing courses in fiction (and possibly in literary nonfiction or poetry), as well as other courses in English and literature.”
From Berry College (Ga.): “The Department of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in composition with competence in creative non-fiction, beginning August 2011.”
From King’s College, University of London: “The Department wishes to appoint a writer with an established international reputation and an ongoing commitment to creative practice to the position of Fellow in Creative Writing.” Three-year contract.
And another London-based job: “Poetry London is looking for a Part-time Marketing and Website Officer with experience of social media and digital marketing. The role will include overall responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Poetry London website: including content, audience building and listings. The general marketing aspect of the role will include sales of advertising space in the print magazine, and sales into retail outlets.” Deadline is approaching fast: April 21!
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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