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  • “ArtFunkl is pleased to offer artists a special residency opportunity for a 1-month stay [October 2011] in the beautiful western Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain.” There is a residency charge (£730 for the month), but there is no application fee. “Accommodation is in a comfortable apartment on the edge of the city centre. The apartment has a double bedroom, and a single bedroom/study room which can be set up as a studio space. The residency is most suitable for writers, or artists who work with digital media, since there is no separate studio space included.” Deadline: September 23, 2011 (received by 6 p.m., U.K. time). (via Trans Artists)
  • The Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest welcomes submissions until September 1. No fee. Cash prizes ($50/$35/$15).
  • “We are pleased to invite you to submit nominees for The New York Public Library’s Twelfth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award, to be given in the spring of 2012. This award was created expressly to promote the work of young writers, to celebrate their accomplishments publicly, and to make a difference in the lives of these artists as they continue to build their careers. The award, which carries a $10,000 prize, is given annually to an American writer age 35 or younger for either a novel or collection of short stories.” No entry fee. Nominations must come from publishers. Deadline: September 2, 2011.
  • From Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert email to publicists: “In the October 1, 2011, issue, Library Journal will list the first novels premiering during the fall-winter season. Books published between September 1, 2011, and January 31, 2012, are eligible. To be featured in the issue, please send me a list of your fiction debuts and include the following information: author, title, publication date, and state or country of residence. In addition, we have begun presenting first novels by genre (e.g., mystery, thriller, pop fiction, literary fiction); please specify genre. Please remember that this list covers only novels, not short fiction, and that a foreign author’s novel must be his or her first publication, not simply the first publication here. We accept both hardcover and original trade paperback. In the past, we have offered a retrospective of the previous season’s most successful debuts. I’m still working on reintroducing that feature! Stay tuned. We are on a tight deadline. Please email materials by August 25, 2011, to me at bhoffert(at)mediasourceinc(dot)com.”
  • St. Ambrose University (Ia.) seeks a Director of Publications and Editorial Projects, Ohio University is looking for an Editor for Ohio Today, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the President is advertising for a Speechwriter.
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    1. Thanks for sharing these opportunities, Erika. The first one about the residency in Spain sounds delightful! 🙂

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