Richard Hugo House (Seattle) is taking applications for writers-in-residence. “Applicants for the position should be practicing, published (or produced) writers of poetry, fiction, plays or creative nonfiction and accomplished and dedicated writing teachers with experience working with writers of all levels in a traditional workshop setting and on a one-on-one basis as a mentor offering criticism and professional development advice. Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (i.e. developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in the role of writing as a means of engaging people of all cultures and in all sectors of society.” Applications are due by June 6, 2011, and there is no application fee. Check the website for more information (including information on compensation).
Nashville Review‘s current submissions window closes June 1. “Nashville Review publishes the best in literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics. Both distinguished and emerging writers are encouraged to submit. Nashville Review also publishes lyrics and audio by up-and-coming musicians. Fiction, nonfiction, and comics contributors are offered a flat fee of $100. Poetry contributors are offered $25 per poem. All submissions may be made through our online submissions manager. Nashville Review has three reading periods: January 1 – February 1, May 1 – June 1, and September 1 – October 1. Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submitted outside of these reading periods cannot be considered. Comics and music may be submitted at any time.”
Reminder also that Graywolf Press is now currently open for manuscript submissions. “Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about twenty-seven books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combines a distinct voice with a distinct vision….We accept submissions in the months of January, May, and September. Submissions received outside of these months will not be considered.”
All hail Tania Hershman, source of this extensive list of “UK and Ireland Lit Mags Which Publish Short Stories.” The list is annotated and indicates which mags pay contributors.
“The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is looking for, as you might guess, ‘compressed creative arts.’ We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.” (via Pam Casto’s Flash Fiction Flash newsletter)
“The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a newly authorized position for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing- Poetry, for the Academic Year 2011-2012 and pending the approval of funding. The appointment will be for one year….This non-tenure-track, full-time position comprises teaching poetry writing in the core curriculum and in the Creative Writing Concentration within the English major, mentoring students, assisting in administration of the Creative Writing Program, and continuing to publish poetry in recognized venues.”
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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