From the Association of Writers & Writing Programs: “Many of the essays published in the Writer’s Chronicle began as contributions to panel discussions at our annual conference. If you participated in a panel discussion in Chicago, we encourage you to develop your talk into an essay for the editors’ consideration. We are not interested in transcripts of talks. Instead, we seek works on your topic that you have fully developed, in content and in form, to work well as an essay in print. If others have addressed your topic before you, your essay should demonstrate an awareness of their contributions to our intellectual and artistic community. Please see our editorial guidelines at http://awpwriter.org/magazine/guidelines.htm before submitting your work. The Chronicle has a circulation of 39,000 readers. For the next academic year, the magazine will pay $14 per one hundred words for accepted articles.”
“Writers Omi at Ledig House, a part of Omi International Arts Center, has been awarded a grant from Amazon.com to fund Translation Lab, a weeklong special, intensive residency for five collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall of 2012. Writers Omi will host five English language translators to the Omi International Arts Center for one week. These translators will be invited along with the writers whose work is being translated….The dates for Translation Lab are November 9-16, 2012. All residencies are fully funded, including international airfare and local transport from New York City to the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY.” No application fee. Deadline: July 1, 2012. (via Three Percent)
The next mediabistro book club in Los Angeles will take place on July 18. “Mediabistro.com is proud to announce the July mediabistro book club, where authors can highlight their latest work to mediabistro party attendees. At the event, four authors will mingle and share drinks with mediabistro.com’s influential audience and read a five minute selection from their work. To be considered, submit your application by May 18. You will be notified of your acceptance one month prior to the party.” I do not see an application fee.
“The Augsburg College Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track Visiting Writer: Creative Nonfiction. The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in our low-residency program, mentoring student writers and conducting online classes in fall and spring semesters and fully participating in the 10-day summer residency-leading a workshop, presenting a reading, conducting a craft talk, and meeting with students. Student:faculty ratio is 5:1 in fall and spring mentorship semesters. MFA, Ph.D., or exceptional record of publication required. The position will begin in July 2013.”
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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