New scholarship opportunity: “The second annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference [takes place in Ashland, Ohio, in May] is pleased to announce that it is offering four merit-based scholarships for students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate writing programs. Students interested should complete the registration form and scholarship application by March 1, 2013. The registration fee is waived for scholarship applicants. Scholarships cover the cost of registration for the conference. Recipients are responsible for all other expenses (travel, room and board, etc.). The scholarship does not cover the cost of a full-length manuscript consultation.”
Do you have some design skills? Ardor, a new literary magazine, is looking for a logo. “We’re looking for something no larger than 4”x 4” and the winning submission will successfully integrate our publication name into the design. Submit your best work by the end of the day on Friday, November 30, 2012. We’ll announce the winner by the end of December and feature the winning logo in our first three issues of ARDOR, crediting you as the designer with a brief bio. The designer of the winning logo will receive a token payment of $20 upon publication of our first issue.” (via The Review Review)
The October issue of The Practicing Writer, filled with information on no-fee writing contests and competitions and paying calls for submission, went out to subscribers this weekend.
Attention, Minnesota writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. You may be eligible to apply for the Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers (formerly the SASE Jerome Grants for Emerging Writers). The program confers “grants of up to $4,000 to four to six emerging Minnesota writers each year….In addition to their grant award, recipients also participate in a 12-month fellowship program that provides community, mentorship, guidance, workshops, and resources throughout the program year….Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for emerging writers whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the literary arts.” Application deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, October 19. No application fee indicated.
“The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Editor of Ecotone—Reimagining Place and Lookout Books, an award-winning teaching press, at the rank of lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 12-month appointment, beginning July 1, 2013. This is an excellent opportunity to join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA, as well as a Certificate in Publishing. Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a course in literary magazine editing associated with the journal Ecotone, as well as another course in the editing/publishing curriculum for either undergraduates or graduate students.”
Lots more teaching jobs again this week. To see what else I’ve found, keep on reading!
UNCW has also posted this announcement: “The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 9-month appointment, beginning Fall 2013.”
“We seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. The successful candidate will teach a small fiction workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University. The writer must have significant publications (including a book of fiction published by a well-regarded press) and experience teaching, though not necessarily in a conventional academic setting.”
“Pacific University (Oregon) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor in Fiction Writing and Twentieth Century Literature beginning August 2013….Ph.D. required in Creative Writing or Literature with fiction publications, or MFA degree in Creative Writing with published book of fiction.Preference for applicants publishing scholarship on Twentieth Century literature, editing a literary magazine, and working in a second genre (creative nonfiction or poetry). Candidates with research in literatures of Pacific Rim encouraged to apply. Required: at least one year of experience teaching undergraduate literature and fiction writing.”
St. Mary’s College of California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English/Poetry.”Teaching responsibilities include a Poetry Workshop and other poetry courses in the MFA Program, undergraduate courses in literature, composition, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program, and the January Term. Service as MFA Director on a rotating basis….Desirable secondary specializations: World Literature in English, Popular Culture.”
“The University of Memphis seeks a distinguished creative writer to fill the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence….Applicants should be willing to lead and develop a nationally competitive MFA Creative Writing Program and contribute to a Department of English which also has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Successful applicants will direct theses and participate in outreach and development efforts. Past holders of the Moss Chair have included Lucille Clifton and Richard Bausch.”
And in case you missed my mentioning this on Twitter, there’s a back-door way into a host of other teaching job announcements. More info.
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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