As of April 1, Arc Poetry Magazine has replaced its submissions procedures with an online manager.
“Announcing a call for non-fiction/memoir/personal stories by American Muslim women on the search for love. These stories will be published in a book, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women, by Soft Skull Press in February 2012.” Pays: “a small stipend (TBD) upon publication,” plus two copies. Submit by April 15, 2011. (hat tip: Literary Mama blog)
News from the British Library: “Applications are invited for the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award. The award of £20,000, sponsored by the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, is open to writers resident in the United Kingdom. Writers should be working on a non-fiction or fiction full-length book, written in the English language, the research for which requires that they make substantial use of the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA and/or Canada). The award holder will be the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence for a period of one year from 1st January 2012. The award will help the Writer in Residence to spend part of that time on site at the British Library, making direct use of the collections relating to North America (the USA and/or Canada).” No application fee. Deadline: August 31, 2011.
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“The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative non-fiction writing. The residence, designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write, offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2011 semester (August 22-December 15). The resident writer will also give two readings and work informally with our English majors. Benefits are not included.” Application review begins May 16.
“The Department of English at the University New Mexico invites applications for a Russo Endowed Professor or Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction for the academic year 2011-2012, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate level in the UNM creative writing program. A secondary expertise in poetry is also welcome, but not required.”
“Bethany College [W. Va.] invites applications for a One-Year Visiting Position in American Literature/Poetry Writing. The successful candidate will teach courses in American literature, Freshman Honors English (on a topic of the candidate’s choice), introductory creative writing, a poetry writing workshop, and composition. Ph.D. in hand by Spring 2011 preferred. ABD would be considered with appropriate adjustment in rank. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching. The college anticipates a search for a permanent replacement to be conducted in the coming academic year.”
“The English Department at Rhodes College [Tenn.] seeks a Poet for a visiting position starting August 2011. Successful candidates should have an M.F.A. as well as a clear record of teaching excellence. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. Secondary expertise in teaching fiction writing, screenwriting, or dramatic writing is desirable.”
“The Writing & Publishing Department at Walnut Hill School for the Arts [Mass.], which offers talented high school students intensive, craft-based, studio instruction in writing (prose, poetry, and playwriting) alongside real-world training in literary editing and publishing, seeks a full-time Assistant Director to lead instruction in Poetry and production of Department publications.”
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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