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  • “Shelf Unbound literary magazine, a digital-only bi-monthly, seeks a paid intern to strategize and execute a social media campaign to increase circulation (distribution of Shelf Unbound is free). The latest issue of Shelf Unbound can be found here: http://www.pagegangster.com//p/Mzc1n/. Salary commensurate with experience.” (Editorial note: I enjoy reading Shelf Unbound!)
  • Annual literary and art journal Ellipsis is now open for submissions (closes November 1). “We pay our contributors $10 for each poetry or art piece and $50 for each prose piece, plus two free copies of the issue.”
  • From The George Washington University (D.C.): “For appointment beginning in the fall of 2012, we seek a poet to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. The successful candidate will teach a small poetry workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University….The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer, since it involves only a moderate teaching load, and the program’s location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer.”
  • Maryland poets and fiction writers, it’s your time to shine! “Poets & Writers has selected Maryland for the 2012 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. Each year since 1984, Poets & Writers has invited writers from a selected state to apply for the award.” Application deadline is December 1, 2011. There’s no entry fee, and each prize package includes $500, a networking trip to New York, and a one-month residency at Jentel.
  • “The MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in poetry at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2012. Job responsibilities include teaching graduate workshops and craft-based literature seminars and possibly an occasional undergraduate cw course. Administrative responsibilities include serving as coordinator for poetry curriculum and performing duties related to admissions and thesis approval. Expertise in a secondary genre (fiction or creative nonfiction) is desirable, but not required. The teaching requirement is two courses per semester….The candidate must have a strong publication record, with at least two books of poetry in print or under contract.”
  • “Dalkey Archive Press in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for a full-time Senior Editor, with target start date of September 16, 2011. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is reviewable each year and is contingent on funding and periodic strong performance reviews. The position has a wide range of responsibilities, including but not limited to acquiring, copyediting, and proofreading manuscripts for publication; assisting in fundraising activities; managing the Press’s editorial staff; and managing and serving as an instructor in the Press’s educational programs related to translation and literary publishing.”
  • Harvard Medical School (Mass.) seeks a Publications Coordinator (Staff Writer), Nicholls State University (La.) is looking for a Publications Coordinator, and Manhattanville College (N.Y.) is advertising for an Assistant Director, Graduate Program in Creative Writing.
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