Posts made in November, 2006

NCF Writer in Residence

New College of Florida. Writer in Residence, spring semester 2007 (February-May). The successful candidate will have two published books or the equivalent, & two years experience teaching creative writing, which can include instruction as a graduate student. MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred, but experience considered. We especially welcome candidates who, as Writer in Residence, will be interested in getting to know our campus community. The Writer in Residence will be responsible for teaching ttwo semester-length writing courses (one multi-genre introductory course & one course in the applicant’s specialty), & will give at least three public readings. Salary $20,000, with no benefits. Send c.v., letter of application, writing sample, dossier with three letters of reference & official transcript, & two course proposals (one for an introductory level course & one more specialized course) to: Dr. Glenn R. Cuomo, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Deadline, October 25. Writers whose work engages multiethnic &/or Diasporic issues especially encouraged. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance. (941) 487-4360....

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7th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

The 7th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition is accepting entries! We’re looking for fiction that’s bold, brilliant … but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or less. But don’t be too long about it–the deadline is December 1, 2006. The Grand-Prize winner will receive $3,000 (that’s $2– or more–per word). For guidelines, prizes and to enter online, visit here. Plus, the 1st- through 25th-place manuscripts will be printed in the 7th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection, published by Trafford...

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MARGIE Poem Contest

2006 “Strong Rx Medicine” Best Poem Contest www.margiereview.com Postmark Deadline: October 31, 2006 Grand Prize: $2,500 for Best Poem & Publication in MARGIE Vol. 6 (Publication of all 12 finalist poems!) Finalist Judge: LAURENCE GOLDSTEIN Distinguished, Award-Winning Poet & Editor of “The Michigan Quarterly Review” GUIDELINES: Submit 3 unpublished poems along with a $15 entry fee payable to MARGIE, Inc. (60 line limit per poem) Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each Enclose a single cover sheet with your name, address, phone, email (if possible) & poem titles. No names should appear on the poems themselves Simultaneous submissions accepted Entries must be POSTMARKED by October 31, 2006 Only submit copies as poems will not be returned All entries will be considered for publication in Margie / The American Journal of Poetry Include a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to receive notification of contest results Send contest submissions & entry fee to: MARGIE, POB 250, Chesterfield, MO. 63006 Questions? Please email us at:...

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GWU Writer-in-Residence

George Washington University. 2007-2008 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington (Poetry): for appointment beginning in the fall of 2007, we seek a poet to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. The successful candidate will teach a small poetry-writing workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University students. We want to transmit to writers wwho may have had little formal education, or are seniors, or live in the inner city, or are too poor to pay tuition­who for any reason may have had no opportunity to participaate in workshops­the vitality that comes from contact with a professional writer & a group of other “apprentice” writers. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University. Normally, both are creative writing workshops, but one may be a lecture and/or discussion course. Finalists for the position will be asked to propose possible courses. This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, & the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer, since it involves only a moderate teaching load, & the program’s location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer. The fiction writer Tayari Jones has been selected for 2006-2007. The writer must have significant publications (poetry published by a well regarded press) & a ddemonstrated commitment to teaching. Like students in the community workshops, the writer need not have conventional academic credentials. He or she should reside in the Washington area while the University is in session, late August through early May. The historic Lenthall House, a four-story Federal-era townhouse on campus, is available to the visiting writer through a subsidized rental agreement. Attractive benefits package. To be considered, applications for the 2006-2007 Writer-in-Washington position must be made by letter, indicating publications & other projects, extent of teaching experience, & other qualifications. The application must also include c.v. & a selection of published poetry. Applicants are encouraged to send a book as their sample. Books will be returned if accompanied by an appropriate SASE. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of all applications will begin on November 15, & continues until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Professor Jeffrey J. Cohen, Chair, Dept. of English, 801 22nd St., NW (Ste. 760). The George Washington University,...

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EMERGING WRITER LECTURER

Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year appointment, beginning August 2007, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester (Introduction to College Writing and Introduction to Creative Writing, with an advanced course in the writer’s genre), as well as assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.A. or M.F.A., teaching experience, and literary magazine publication required. Competitive salary. Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,500 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability. To apply, send letter of application, c.v., the names of three references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to Prof. Kathryn Rhett, Department of English, Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by January 23, 2007. Application Information Postal Address: Professor Kathryn Rhett Department of English Gettysburg College 300 North Washington Street Box 397 Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone: (717) 337-6750 Fax: (717) 337-8551 TDD: (717)...

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