Coming soon: The September issue of The Practicing Writer, replete with paying calls for submission, no-fee competitions, and, this month, an interview with Anna Solomon, author of The Little Bride (Riverhead, September 6).
Lehman College of The City University of New York is advertising for an Assistant Professor of English: “Teaching freshman composition, undergraduate and graduate creative writing (including creative nonfiction), undergraduate and graduate literature courses.”
“Hampshire College (Mass.), an independent, innovative liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing.”
Kenyon College (Ohio) is advertising for the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing: “A five-year untenured half-time (spring-semester) appointment, renewed annually, with responsibility for two undergraduate courses, one of which must be a writing workshop. Qualifications include teaching experience and significant publication in both fiction and nonfiction (at least two books). The starting date is January 2013. The appointment comes with spring-semester campus housing and full twelve-month benefits. Although the Thomas Professor must be at Kenyon only in the spring semester, the position requires contributions to the life of the College throughout the academic year (such as advising students, consulting on curricular matters, and helping to plan events).”
“The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina (http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in poetry….Requirements include an MFA in hand, at least one book (published or under contract), and the demonstrated ability to teach poetry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester and assist in the operation of the MFA program, including serving on thesis committees.”
Eastern Illinois University seeks an Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track. “We seek candidates with expertise primarily in poetry but with experience also in one or more of the following: fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting.
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) is looking for a Writing Consultant: “This position provides one-on-one writing consultations to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will provide guidance, primarily through 1-1 consulations, to support students’ development of writing skills to meet Ph.D. requirements successfully and begin to publish their work in a timely way….This has the potential to be a long-term, part-time position with approximately 2 days per month on the Pittsburgh campus.”
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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