Attention, New Jersey poets & playwrights! This is your year to apply for New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships. “Fellowship awards have ranged in the past from $6,500 – $12,000.” There is no application fee indicated. Deadline: July 15, 2011.
Oregonians, your deadline is coming up sooner: “Oregon Literary Fellowships help Oregon writers initiate, develop or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature. Writers in the early stages of their career are encouraged to apply.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: June 24, 2011. A Women Writers’ Fellowship is also available, as are fellowships for small presses and independent publishers.
“frieze writer’s prize is an annual international award to discover and promote new art critics. This year, the prize will be judged by novelist Hari Kunzru, art historian Katy Siegel, and senior editor of frieze magazine Dan Fox.” To enter, submit one unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition (approx. 700 words). “To qualify, entrants may only previously have had a maximum of three pieces of writing on art published in any national or regional newspaper or magazine. Previous online publication is permitted.” Winner “will be commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze and will be awarded £2000.” No entry fee. Deadline: June 27, 2011.
“The Poetry Society [London] is one of the UK’s most dynamic arts organisations. We seek a full-time Education Coordinator to play an integral role in our highly-committed and experienced Education team, and to help ensure a successful and smooth running education programme. The Education Coordinator will be involved with a range of Education projects including SLAMbassadors UK; Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award; Poets in Schools; National Poetry Day Live! and Look North More Often. The role will involve development and management of education projects and activities, and the postholder will work in close collaboration with the Education Manager, and with the support of the Education Projects Coordinator and Education Assistant.”
Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, N.J.) seeks a Staff Writer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking for a Writer/Editor (part-time, 75%) for the Office of the President, and Air & Space magazine (Washington) invites applications for an Associate Editor position.
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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