“As a part of the Women of Color Travel Project (WOCTP), we invite you to submit your work for potential publication in our new book. This anthology aims to capture stories of women of color who see the world as their playground to explore and enjoy….This anthology will focus solely on the travel experiences of women of color: their experiences with different cultures, the ways in which their trips shaped their view of the world, themselves, their community and how, upon their return home, their lives were transformed. We are not looking for advice on what hotels and cafes to frequent. Rather, we want to hear how, through travel, you, as a woman of color, were able to connect with yourself.” Submission deadline: January 15, 2012. Pays: $20/piece on publication, plus percentage of royalties.
It’s almost time for the December issue of The Practicing Writer to go out to subscribers. More no-fee competitions and paying calls for poets, fictionists, and writers of creative nonfiction to consider. As always, it’s free to subscribe, and as always, we don’t share your email address.
From the Poetry Translation Centre (U.K.): “The Poetry Translation Centre is looking for a freelance Project Manager to work on its programme between January and March 2012. Home based, you will be working closely with PTC Director, Sarah Maguire. Your key responsibilities will be to co-ordinate production of four dual-language chapbooks and manage a series of about five readings by the Somali poet, Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf, and her translator, Clare Pollard. Previous experience of producing publications and events is essential, as are excellent communication and organisation skills, and the ability to work independently. Experience of working in the poetry sector would be an advantage. Fee for services: £200 per day for a maximum of 15 days between January and March 2012.” Apply by December 5.
Another opportunity for a U.K.-based writer: “Are you an established writer with extensive experience of undertaking writing residencies in England and across the UK? NAWE, in partnership with Literature Wales, Poetry Ireland and Scottish Book Trust, wishes to commission a briefing sheet on writing residencies aimed at writers who are interested in undertaking residency work and want to know more about what is involved and how to get started….This will be the latest title in the NAWE series of Briefings – other topics in this series of ‘how to’ factsheets to support the creative and business aspects of being a writer include writing and regeneration, fundraising for projects, time management, creative co-mentoring and marketing for authors. These are available as downloads from http://www.nawe.co.uk/the-writers-compass/resources.html The briefing will be available as a download from the NAWE website and from the websites of partner organizations Literature Wales, Poetry Ireland and Scottish Book Trust. A fee of £500 is available.” Apply by December 14.
The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County seeks an Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track). “RESPONSIBILITIES: Typical teaching load is twelve-credit hours per semester to include four, three-credit courses in both composition and creative writing. The candidate may teach courses in first year composition, intermediate composition, creative writing (fiction and/or poetry), and the literary magazine course. Our campus is also eager to engage the local community in literacy and creative writing activities and would welcome candidates with innovative community outreach ideas and experience. Teaching two courses of freshman composition (ENG 101 or ENG 102) will be a part of a normal semester workload. Interest in teaching Ethnic Studies and developing Interdisciplinary Studies courses and/or courses with a service learning component are also desirable.”
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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