Quick deadline for this one: Two paying summer internships are available at the Nieman Journalism Lab in Cambridge, Mass. From the announcement: “We’re interested in journalism innovation and the future of the news. Our summer interns will be right in the thick of that work, reporting and writing stories on traditional news organizations, online-native startups, nonprofit outlets, technology companies, social media platforms, and all the other players influencing how we learn about our world.” Applications are due March 2.
The Australian journal Meanjin has reopened to poetry submissions only. Right now they’re taking hard-copy submissions only, but the guidelines page notes that the journal is “in the process of moving to a new digital submissions service.” Pays a “minimum” fee of $50 (Australian) for poetry.
“Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.” There is no entry fee. Deadline: April 30, 2012.
From WritersWeekly.com: “DigitalGrandparent.com looking for guest bloggers. Read the blog, if you have a great idea for a post that suits our style, please send to maryan at ontext dot com. $40 stipend per 600-800 words.”
“Writing About Your Mother and/or Father” is the title of an upcoming event that will be run by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Scheduled for March 6 at 6 p.m. (Eastern), this event will be available via live webcast free of charge.
From Newcastle University (U.K.): “The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics wishes to appoint a part-time (0.4 FTE) lecturer with expertise and publications in Creative Writing (Prose). We are seeking applicants who will contribute to teaching across both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, as well as supervise PhDs. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to and see opportunities to develop the resources of the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, a university research centre based in the School.”
It’s nearly the end of the month. You know what that means! I’m putting the finishing touches on the March issue of The Practicing Writer. It will be emailed to subscribers midweek. As always, free of charge; as always, featuring only fee-free competitions & paying gigs for poets, fictionists, and writers of creative nonfiction.
Northwestern University (Ill.) is looking for a Senior Writer, Abrams Media (New York) seeks an Editor for its “soon-to-be-launched chef-focused site,” and Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Haverford, Pa.) invites applications for a position as Writer and Website Coordinator.
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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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