“The 5th Annual Micro Award is now open for submissions through Dec 31, 2011. The Micro Award is presented annually for flash fiction not exceeding 1000 words. Stories of all genres published originally in 2011 are eligible. Editors may submit two stories; writers may submit one. The winner of the $500 prize and all other finalists will be announced on Feb 29, 2012.” No entry fee indicated. (via @TaniaHershman)
From the current issue of WritersWeekly.com: “We’re out of feature articles! QUERY US! WritersWeekly pays $60 on acceptance for features averaging around 600 words. See our guidelines HERE.”
Paid internship opportunity at Smithsonian magazine (Washington): “A six-month, full-time, paid, writing internship is available at Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C., beginning January 2012. The job involves writing, blogging and producing multimedia for the magazine’s Web site and writing for the print magazine’s “Around the Mall” department. Candidates should have a proven aptitude for writing and Web-journalism skills. A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must.”
Don’t forget that the October issue of The Practicing Writer is now online and contains a slew of no-cost competition listings and info on paying submission calls.
Harvard University Press (Mass.) is looking for a Publicist.
From the University of St. Thomas (Minn.): “The Department of English announces a tenure-track position in creative writing at the assistant professor level, with preparation and a publication record appropriate to the teaching of an introductory multi-genre creative writing course as well as intermediate and upper-level courses in more than one of the major creative genres (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction).”
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is advertising for an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction/Margaret R. Shuping Fellow. “Entry-level, tenure-track position. Candidates must have established strong literary reputations, at the national and/or international level, in Creative Non-Fiction. Requirements include BA (MFA preferred); substantial, ongoing publication; at least two years college teaching experience; and commitment to teaching undergraduates and mentoring young writers.”
From the University of Massachusetts-Boston: “Tenure-track position in poetry-writing, beginning September 1, 2012, at a lively, diverse urban university in a department with over 480 undergraduate majors, over 100 master’s students in literature, composition and creative writing, and an MFA program in creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching poetry and craft workshops, literature classes, and the pedagogy of creative writing, as well the future directorship of the MFA program.”
The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop “seeks a poet of national prominence for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.”
The Harvard University Department of English “is seeking a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in poetry, with responsibility for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Five-year untenured appointment to begin July 1, 2012. Two books (not including chapbooks) plus significant publications & teaching experience expected.”
From the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.): “Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a teacher, writer, and scholar for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction and expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts.”
From the University of Notre Dame (Ind.): “We seek a fiction writer, at the assistant professor level, to teach primarily in our well-established undergraduate-and-graduate-level Creative Writing Program. Fiction writers who have published at least one novel or collection of stories with a nationally recognized press are encouraged to apply.”
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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