The current submissions window for Nashville Review ends on 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.”
“Are you a total iPhone fanatic? Do you geek out for hours a day on your iPad? If so, you’re just who we’re looking for to create original, informative, and entertaining content for iPhone Life, the premier magazine for all things iOS. Written by users, for users, iPhone Life magazine offers the latest iOS news, helpful tips, how-to articles, app and gear reviews, and much more. We’re looking for article writers who are passionate about their devices and have something valuable to share with other iOS users. We pay $25 per published article and will include your bio and photo.”
The Fred Otto Prize for Oz Fiction will award a $100 first prize and a $50 second prize. ““Oz Fiction” is defined as any story about or pertaining to the Land of Oz as originally created by author L. Frank Baum in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels, but stories need not be confined to Baum’s vision. Submissions about or pertaining to the Land of Oz in any of its forms will be accepted. Stories may follow on from Oz books, Oz plays, Oz movies, Magic Land, or any other fictional version of Oz.” Deadline is June 30, 2012. There is no entry fee. (via WinningWriters.com)
Paid internship in Communications & Social Media w/the Jewish Women’s Archive (Boston-based): “Do you feel at home in the blogosphere? Do you have a knack for social media? An interest in Jewish culture, feminism, politics, history, books, food, education, popular culture? The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is seeking an organized, self-motivated individual who can keep up with the fast-paced world of blogging. If an important story breaks at 11 p.m., we need to have a blog post ready the next morning. If you love to write and want to know what makes the non-profit world really tick, join our small but dynamic team and gain valuable experience running our blog and developing our use of Facebook and Twitter. This is an opportunity to build a portfolio of writing for the web, gain editorial experience, and use your social media talents to drive effective communication.”
Cleveland State University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Poetry Writing)/Interim Director of CSU Poetry Center. “The position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, including undergraduate and M.F.A. workshops and craft classes, as well as the direction of graduate creative writing theses. Duties will also include close supervision of all Poetry Center book production and promotion activities, and supervision of a graduate student staff. Applicants must have at least one book of poetry published or under contract, and an M.F.A., or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by July 1, 2012.”
“The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a one-year position in creative writing (fiction) at the visiting writer-in-residence level to start Fall 2012 (possible one-year renewal subject to satisfactory review and budgetary circumstances). Candidates must have an MFA, or PhD with an emphasis in creative writing, with publications and demonstrated teaching ability. Courses to be taught may include both undergraduate and graduate creative writing. The course load is 3/3 for the academic year with a 9 month contract.”
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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