Archive for November, 2006

NCF Writer in Residence

25 November 2006

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. EOE/AA/ADA/WMA.


7th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

25 November 2006

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 Publishing.

MARGIE Poem Contest

25 November 2006


“Strong Rx Medicine”
Best Poem Contest

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:


Distinguished, Award-Winning Poet & Editor of
“The Michigan Quarterly Review”


Submit 3 unpublished poems along with a $15 entry fee payable to MARGIE, Inc. (60 line limit per poem) Additional poems may be submitted for $5 each Enclose a single cover sheet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:

GWU Writer-in-Residence

25 November 2006

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, Washington, DC 20052. EOE. AA.


25 November 2006

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) 337-6833

Fresno – Creative Nonfiction Lecturer

25 November 2006

Lecturer (Temporary)

* Available for the Academic Year: 2007/2008. Available either Fall 2007 or Spring 2008.
* Salary is dependent upon academic preparation and professional experience.
* Teaching Load: Two courses in creative writing, work with individual students, occasional public readings or lectures on writing.
* Instructional Level: Graduate

Specific Position Characteristics: The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program invites applications for the position of Distinguished Visiting Writer in the field of creative nonfiction writing. The appointment is for one semester only. The Visiting Writer normally teaches two courses
in creative writing to students in the MFA Program. Additionally, the successful candidate will give at least one public reading and/or lecture on writing, meet informally with students
and faculty, and visit undergraduate classes. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university.

Qualifications: Academic Preparation: An MFA or Ph.D is preferred.

Teaching or Other Professional Experience: A record of distinguished publication (at least one book required) and significant teaching experience is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Application: Form is available online. Send completed application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference (dated within the last 12 months), and other support material

Postal Address: Prof. Connie Hales, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Backer Avenue M/S ­ PB98
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Phone: (559) 278-8753
Fax: (559) 278-7321

Online App. Form:
Email Address:

Applicants are encouraged to have all materials on hand by December 16, 2006
to ensure consideration.