“Hazard Community and Technical College [Ky.] is hosting the annual ‘Spooky Story Contest’….Stories should be spooky, thrilling, and macabre.” The contest is open to any writer; stories must run no longer than 4 pages or 1000 words. No simultaneous submissions. There is no entry fee, and the deadline is coming up fast: October 22. First-prize winner will receive $75; second-prize winner will receive $50. The winners and an honorable mention will be published in Kudzu. (via Kentucky Literary Newsletter)
“Gothamist is interested in adding more long-form non-fiction features to our websites….For this round, we’re looking for a feature that will be relevant to our complete network audience of over four million readers in large American cities. We believe pitches that involve crime or other mysteries work especially well. However, we will review pitches on any subject you care to send.” Pays: initial payment of $3,500; 50/50 profit split. Pitch deadline: October 31. (via @longreads & @cnfonline)
Write it Sideways, a site that provides “writing advice from a fresh perspective,” is looking for two paid contributors. Extensive information available here. Applications are due November 1, 2011 (9 a.m. EST). Pays: $15/article, for 2 articles/month from January-June 2012. (via @NinaBadzin)
The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway (Galloway, N.J.) offers scholarships for first-time attendees. Check the detailed guidelines for eligibility and deadlines (which vary by scholarship). No application fees indicated. (via CRWROPPS-B)
“Gemini Ink, the only literary arts center in South Central Texas, seeks an ardent Executive | Artistic Director who can actively build on its mission to nurture writers and readers through literature and the related arts….” Application review will begin January 16, 2012.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington is looking for a researcher to gather information and write entries for an encyclopedia project. Details on my other blog.
From Emerson College (Mass.): “The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Magazine Writing and Publishing to teach a range of magazine publishing courses. The initial appointment is for the 2012-13 academic year beginning September 1, 2012.”
“The English Department of Stonehill College (Mass.) seeks candidates for a three-year renewable position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction, to begin fall semester 2012. The position may be renewed for another three-year term upon satisfactory review.”
“The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry), beginning August 15, 2012.” (Look for Job #8500704.)
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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