“The Missouri Warrior Writers Project, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to announce a contest and call for submissions for its national anthology of writing by veterans and active military service personnel of Afghanistan and Iraq about their wartime experience. This experience includes deployments and those who have never been deployed. Transition back into civilian life is also a topic of interest for this anthology. The contest will award 250.00 each to the top entries in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All entries will be considered for publication in the anthology. There is no entry fee.” Deadline: December 31, 2011.
“Shenandoah is currently publishing two completely new online issues a year (with regular updates and supplements and a blog that never closes) and is open for submissions of previously unpublished work in the areas of poetry, short stories, short short stories, creative nonfiction, interviews and reviews….” Pays: “Payment will coincide with publication.”
From last week’s WritersWeekly.com: “We’re out of success stories! Have a Freelance Success Story to share? We pay $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we’re very flexible. Our guidelines are here: http://writersweekly.com/misc/guidelines.php.”
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The Center for Asian-American Media (San Francisco) is looking for a Publications Coordinator (half-time position November 14-December 31, 2011; full-time January 1-February 15, 2012).
“Bennington College [Vt.] seeks two published writers of distinguished literary accomplishment to teach a broad spectrum of essential works in the history of literature to highly motivated undergraduates. One position will be full-time, one part-time; both positions are benefits eligible. In keeping with our commitment to the teacher-practitioner model, we seek writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction (including narrative journalism) whose own interests and abilities as teachers will shape our future curriculum.”
“The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing on a nine-month contract starting in fall 2012. Required qualifications include MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English with specialization in creative writing by August 15, 2012 and experience in teaching writing at college level.”
“The English Department at Smith College [Mass.] seeks a poet with a distinguished record of publication and commitment to teaching to fill a 2-3 year term as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2012. Previous recipients include Elizabeth Alexander, Henri Cole, Eleanor Wilner, and Nikky Finney. We welcome applications from all locations on the aesthetic spectrum, from highly formal verse to language poetry.”
“The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing – Poetry, beginning August 2012 (contingent upon funding). Qualifications include at least one published book (poetry); a solid record of magazine/journal publications; MFA, PhD, or equivalent; and college-level teaching experience.”
“The Department of English at East Carolina University [N.C.]…seeks applicants for a position in Poetry Writing at the assistant professor level to begin August 13, 2012. Successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops in the Creative Writing Program and literature courses….”
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies seeks a Writing Program Coordinator/Outreach Instructor. “Work in a team environment teaching and creating online and in-person workshops in mostly noncredit. Prefer a candidate who has published and taught fiction (genre and/or mainstream/literary) with poetry and creative nonfiction a plus. Should have experience coaching/critiquing writers, teaching online and in-person, program planning, budgeting, marketing. Master’s degree (or near completion) with relevant professional experience required.”
“The Department of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for an approved tenure-track position in Creative Writing, fiction with a secondary emphasis in creative nonfiction, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2012, subject to financial ability.”
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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