“Established in 1978, Loom Press publishes books by emerging writers and artists from the New England area. In addition to poetry, Loom Press titles range from documentary photography to cultural studies….Authors typically receive up to 30 copies of the finished book and standard royalties for trade paperback books.”
Attention, practicing writers in Maine: “The Individual Artist Fellowships reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine.” Application deadline for Literary Arts fellowships is May 13, 2011. No application fee indicated. Fellowships confer $13,000.
Dixie State College (Utah) is advertising a faculty position in English-Creative Writing. “Responsibilities: Develop and teach courses in area of creative writing. Supervise students in the creation of department publications as assigned. Teach composition courses and literature courses as needed. Serve on college and departmental committees as assigned. Attend department, division, and faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management; and adhere to college policies. Should be technology literate and/or willing to become certified and teach online or blended courses.”
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Calif.) seeks an Executive Director, Gettysburg College (Pa.) is looking for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving Communications, and Harvard University Press (Mass.) is advertising for a part-time Writer/Editor who will “produce descriptive copy for approximately 200 frontlist books that HUP publishes each year.” Note that for the HUP job: “The Press prefers an in-house copywriter but will consider highly qualified candidates who wish to work remotely, with multiple visits to the Press as required in the critical months of July-August and January-February.”
I’m still away today (long weekend in my much-missed Massachusetts). So please accept my apologies for the relative brevity of today’s market/job/opportunity listings. If you haven’t yet seen the May Practicing Writer newsletter, which went out to subscribers late last week, you’ll find plenty more (paying) calls for submission and no-fee competitions listed within.
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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