“The Chattahoochee Review is under new editorship but very much alive and well. Please bear with us as we make this transition. We will be unveiling an exciting new website in the months to come. Meanwhile, keep the submissions and subscriptions coming.” Guidelines and pay rates are published at http://chattahoochee-review.org.
“The Haiku Foundation, as part of its mission to expand opportunities for writers of English-language haiku, created the HaikuNow! international contests in 2010. Prizes are awarded for English-language haiku in three categories: traditional, contemporary and innovative.” First-prize winners in each category receive $100, and honorable mentions receive $25. “All winning poems will be featured on The Haiku Foundation web site and permanently archived.” No entry fee. Deadline: March 31, 2011.
Contest opportunity for Minnesotans: “Welcome to the third year of Northwoods Woman Short Fiction Contest! We look for well-written short stories that would appeal to women ages 35-65.” Prize: $200 plus publication in Northwoods Woman. Stories should be unpublished and no longer than 1500 words. No entry fee. Deadline: April 15, 2011.
Attention, Arkansas poets! Poetry is one of the categories for this year’s Individual Artist Fellowships ($4,000) from the Arkansas Arts Council. No application fee. Deadline: April 22, 2011.
“In keeping with Kent Cottage’s [Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada] history of inspiration for resident artists and writers, including such historical figures as Rockwell Kent and A.E. Harris, the [Landfall] Trust has been hosting writers since 2005. The Trust is now inviting Expressions of Interest from established writers who are interested in the 2011 two-week Writer-in-Residence program from September 17 to 30, 2011. During this two-week period, the successful applicant will be supported through the use of the fully equipped cottage, free of charge, as an inspirational setting for his or her writing, with an expectation that there will be a public presentation of work forthcoming during or after the residency.” No application fee indicated. Deadline: March 31, 2011.
Drake University (Iowa) seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of English-Poetry. “Drake University seeks an outstanding teacher and active poet to teach courses in poetry writing and poetic traditions. Secondary specialization in multicultural lit and/or critical race studies is desirable. 4/3 load, all undergraduate, including a First Year Seminar in fall term. (FYS is an interdisciplinary, topic-oriented writing-intensive course for entering students. See http://www.drake.edu/dc/firstyear/ for more information.)”
Poets & Writers, Inc., (N.Y.) is advertising for an Information Technology Assistant. “The IT Assistant is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and development of Poets & Writers’ Web site, pw.org, as well as assisting in the maintenance of Poets & Writers’ network, desktop systems, and software. This is a half-time position that reports to the Director of Information Technology.” NB: “Familiarity with the literary community is a plus.”
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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