First things first. Our March Practicing Writer newsletter is now available (went out to subscribers over the weekend). You’ll find numerous no-cost competitions and paying calls in it. Go take a look, if you haven’t already seen it.
Susan Bernofsky’s Translationista blog alerts us to fellowships to help beginning translators attend the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association. No application fee indicated. Deadline: May 15, 2011.
Mark your calendars: Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) will receive submissions for its next print anthology of short fiction and poetry between June 1, 2011, and September 1, 2011. “Stories must be set in Mississippi and clearly capture a Southern tone.” Will consider previously published work. Pays: “GCWA will pay $25.00 and one copy OR five free copies to contributors whose work is selected for one-time publication rights.”
The TEAK Fellowship (N.Y.) is looking for a Summer Institute Humanities Teacher. “The curriculum seeks to improve the students’ writing and critical reading skills, and build a strong foundation for high school Humanities courses in rigorous academic environments. A syllabus has been created based on the theme of ‘American Voices’ however there is flexibility to make some modifications.”
“The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks a creative, innovative individual with significant professional accomplishment to serve as the founding Director of a new low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. This is a 12-month administrative position with teaching responsibilities, to begin June 1, 2011.”
“Lander University, a public comprehensive university in the upstate region of South Carolina, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track, Assistant Professor in English….The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD or equivalent) with a concentration in creative writing, and outstanding promise as a writer and teacher. Duties will include teaching composition, all levels of creative writing, as well as teaching other writing and composition classes.”
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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