Posts made in November, 2007

The Philip Mangelsdorf Award for Writing Excellence

We’re looking for the “best lead” … the first 150 words or less of any fiction or nonfiction work, published or unpublished. It’s open to all writers and entrants can submit as many entries as they want. There will be 15 winners with a top prize of $500 for 1st Place. The entry fee is $10 per submission. The deadline is January 15, 2008. Details are on the Writing for Money site at...

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Columbia Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

The 2008 Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction We’ve just introduced an online-only policy for contest entrants. Submitting is an simple two-step process that guarantees we receive your entry immediately. $500 will be awarded to the best entry in each category. This year’s judges: Amy Hempel, fiction Jo Ann Beard, nonfiction Major Jackson, poetry Winning entries will be published in Columbia; runners-up will also be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of Columbia. Deadline: January 15, 2008 Entry fee: $12 Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit up to 20 double-spaced pages. Poetry entrants may submit up to five poems. Contest Guidelines: (a) No identifying names should appear on or in submission(s).Entries should be accompanied by a cover letter including your name, address, phone and submission title(s). (b) All submissions will be considered for publication in Columbia. Multiple submissions are acceptable, although each entrant will only receive one copy of the journal. (c) Entrants will be emailed notification of contest results. Results also will be announced on the Columbia website. (d) The contest is not open to current Columbia University students, or to those who have graduated within the last five years. (e) The judges’ decisions are final. The judges reserve the right to commend runners-up and to decide to award no...

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. We invite applications for: Search #0708- 0022 – Assistant Professor of English Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of English invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English with an August 2008 starting date. The successful candidate will be a specialist in creative non-fiction writing and expository writing with a compatible literary field. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The load is six courses a year, three in writing and three in literature. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching and writing. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph. D. or M.F.A. by August 2008. Completed application packets will include 1) letter of interest (cover letter), 2) syllabi and teaching evaluations, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) dossier, & 5) three letters of professional references or the names, titles, & contact information for three professional references, and should be sent to: Ohio Wesleyan University Attention – Lynette Carpenter, Chair, Department of English 61 South Sandusky Street Delaware, Ohio 43015 Application review will begin immediately and will continue until each position is filled. Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to...

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The Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

english.evansville.edu/Barnstone.htm $1000 for a Translated Poem Final Judge: Willis Barnstone This award is named in honor of the distinguished American poet and translator Willis Barnstone, and we are delighted that he has agreed to serve as the final judge for our sixth competition. Guidelines for Submissions: The competition welcomes submissions of unpublished translations of poems from any language and time period — ancient to contemporary. The length limit for each translation is 200 hundred lines. Please staple the translation to a copy of the original which identifies the original poet, and put the name, address, email address, and phone number of the translator (or translators) on the back of the translation page. Also, since entries will not be returned, please include an SASE if you wish to be notified of the contest results. Please note: Translations of poems for which the translator has not secured the rights-to-publish are eligible for the contest, but only translations of poems in the public domain or with the rights secured can be considered for publication in The Evansville Review. Limit: Ten submissions per translator. Entry Fee: $5 for the first poem; $3 for each subsequent poem. Please make checks payable to The University of Evansville. Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2007. Please send translations to: Willis Barnstone Translation Prize The Evansville Review University of Evansville 1800 Lincoln Avenue Evansville, Indiana 47722 Please note: These are the complete guidelines. Thank...

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William Paterson University

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: William Paterson University Specialization in Creative Writing, especially fiction, creative non-fiction, and multi-genre writing courses. Ph.D. preferred; M.F.A considered. Relevant publications and teaching experience required. Teach a variety of specialized undergraduate and graduate writing courses, as well as general education courses. We are especially interested in writers with experience in teaching courses in literature and professional writing. Candidates should send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and dossier to Linda Hamalian ,Drawer CHE, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 or email hamalianl@wpunj.edu. Documentation of a high level of teaching effectiveness and commitment to scholarship, creative expression, and service is highly desirable. Review of applications will commence upon approval for funding and continue until the position is filled. The academic year commences September 1, 2008. Further information about the positions, the University, and the departmental programs can be obtained electronically through access to its website at www.wpunj.edu/jobs Application Information Postal Address: Linda Hamalian, Chairperson Department of English William Paterson University 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ...

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