Archive for October, 2007

Advice Network

22 October 2007

Advice Network, will be running an advice article writing contest. They are looking for professionals and enthusiasts to write advice articles for the average person in three main categories, real estate, weddings, and running a business.

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Wellesley College

17 October 2007

The Wellesley College English Department, in connection with the Newhouse Humanities Center, invites applications for the position of Newhouse Professor/Writer-in-Residence, a non-renewable position in creative writing extending from one to three years depending on the interest &
availability of the candidate. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester, plus
direction of student independent work. Candidates may work primarily in fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. Rank open, competitive salary based on experience & distinction of publication record. Must have at least one published book or equivalent credits. Previous experience teaching creative writing strongly preferred.

Application Process: Please send letter of application, c.v., letters of reference, & a writing sample, not to exceed 25 pages, by December 1 to:

Vernon Shetley, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481.

Please provide e-mail address for acknowledgment. EOE/AA.

Muhlenberg College

17 October 2007

MFA in Creative Writing for an appointment beginning January 2008 & renewable through May 2009. Primary interest in either fiction or poetry writing with a secondary interest in nonfiction & literary nonfiction. Candidate will teach three courses per semester; will work collaboratively with the department in helping to develop the college’s new Creative Writing Minor; will advise & mentor students & foster the college’s literary magazine. The candidate should have teaching experience at the college level & a strong record of publication. Competitive salary.

Deadline: November 15, 2007. Send letter of application, c.v., the names & contact information of three references, & a 15-20 page writing sample to:

Prof. Grant Scott, Department of English, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.

The Orphic Prize for Poetry Book Prize

17 October 2007

Guidelines & Information for 2007
The postmark deadline for entries to the 2007 Orphic Prize for Poetry is extended to December 1, 2007. To enter, submit 48-80 paginated pages of poetry, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email address for results (No SASE; manuscripts will be recycled), and a $25.00 non-refundable fee for each manuscript entered. The winner is awarded $1000 and publication, plus 15 author copies. All entries will be considered for publication.

All styles are welcome. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify Dream Horse Press immediately. Fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers’ names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address. The winner is chosen by the owner, J.P. Dancing Bear. Close friends, students (former or present), and
relatives of the the press owner are NOT eligible for the contest; their entry fees will be refunded. The Orphic Prize for Poetry entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

Dream Horse Press
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, California 95001-2080

Make checks payable to: Dancing Bear

The Glasgow Prize

17 October 2007

The Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers


The Prize includes publication of new work in Shenandoah.

Eligibility for 2008 Prize: all writers of SHORT FICTION with only one published book in that genre.

To apply, send first book,* one unpublished story, #10 s.a.s.e. and biographical information along with a check for $25 (from either author or publisher), which brings a year’s subscription to Shenandoah, between March 15 and March 31, 2008 to:

R. T. Smith
The Glasgow Prize
Mattingly House / 2 Lee Avenue
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450-2116
(540) 458-8908

The 2009 Glasgow Prize will be awarded for POETRY.

* Books submitted for consideration will not be returned and will be donated to the Washington and Lee University library after the contest has been judged.

Call for Submissions – The Mochila Review

17 October 2007

The Mochila Review is a national literary review, publishing fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, writer interviews, and reviews. They are seeking submissions.

College of Staten Island

17 October 2007

Position: Assistant Professor of English
Salary: $50,000 to less than $70,000
Institution: College of Staten Island
Location: New York
Date posted: 9/13/2007

The Department of English of the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York, seeks candidates for an anticipated tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing beginning September 2008.

Required: M.F.A. in Creative Writing and/or a Ph.D. in English; we are looking for a poet with a strong record of teaching and an active publishing agenda: preference will be given to applicants who have published at least one volume of poems. We are interested in receiving applications from poets with a secondary expertise in fiction writing, especially those whose experience and skills would contribute to the teaching of multi-genre classes in a workshop setting. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in English; developing courses in areas of specialization; performing department and college service; and engaging in an active publishing agenda. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2007. Salary range: $52,144 – $67,092 commensurate with experience.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample of 10 – 25 pages, and one syllabus or course proposal related to area of specialization by November 15, 2007 to: Professor Mary Reda, Chair; Creative Writing Search Committee; College of Staten Island, Building 2S-218; 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314. EEO/AA/ADA employer

Western Michigan – Fiction Job

17 October 2007

Seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) to begin Fall 2008 at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, experience, and budgetary approval. MFA, Ph.D., or DFA in English required. Western Michigan University offers programs in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction, including the Ph.D. in English with Creative Dissertation, the MFA in Creative Writing, and creative writing majors and minors; these are enhanced by the Prague Summer Program, Third Coast Literary Magazine, New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a number of drama projects.

The successful candidate will be an active writer with a distinguished record in the field, several books of prose fiction, and substantial teaching experience at the university level. Publications in other genres of creative writing, particularly in creative nonfiction, will be considered an asset. This position will involve mentoring and assisting our fiction students in entering the world of professional fiction writing, especially at the graduate level. As with rank, workload and salary level are competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application, vita, transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Dr.Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University,Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Brooklyn College

13 October 2007

Associate or Full Professor (Fiction Writing) Institution: Brooklyn College
Location:Brooklyn, NY

Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Title: Associate or Full Professor
Location/Department: English

Position Detail
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Competitive and based on qualifications and prior experience
College Web Site:
Notice Number: FY13911
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin 11/1/07


The Department of English invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the MFA in Fiction Writing. Responsibilities include teaching fiction workshops and tutorials, and working with the coordinators of the MFA Poetry and Playwriting programs to plan readings and courses appropriate for students in all three areas.


National recognition and significant body of work. MFA in Creative Writing required. This position is contingent upon financial availability.


Michael T. Hewitt
Assistant Vice President for
Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College/CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889

Application Information
Postal Address:

Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
718 951 5131
718 951 4859
Email Address:

Washburn University

13 October 2007

The English Department at Washburn University is seeking a Creative Nonfiction writer to join a vital writing program, with well-published colleagues in fiction and poetry.

Applicant must have MFA or PhD by date of hire, as well as publications in literary nonfiction. Writers with the MA degree will be considered if accompanied by a significant publication record. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active writing program are essential, as are willingness to advise and mentor students and assist with visiting writers. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 100 English majors, 50 of whom take the writing emphasis. New hire will teach four courses per semester in Creative Nonfiction, Publication Lab, Reading for Writers, Creative Writing and Composition, and others as appropriate.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation by October 29, 2007, to Professor Thomas Fox Averill, Department of English, Washburn University, 1700 College, Topeka, KS 66621. Email For more
information about Washburn University, see EEO/AA.

Application Information

Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs

Postal Address:
Professor Thomas Fox Averill
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Email Address:

Quercus Review Poetry Series Annual Book Award, 2007

13 October 2007

($1000 Stipend, Book Publication, & 50 Author Copies)


MANUSCRIPTS should include a brief cover letter that includes author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, book title, and brief biography; an acknowledgments page listing previously published poems; table of contents; 48–96 pages of original poetry; and an SASE for reply or return of manuscript (as requested). Manuscripts should be unbound, typed, & page numbered. Clear photocopies are acceptable. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit. No restrictions on content, style or subject matter. We are simply looking for the best poetry we can find.

PRIZE: Winner receives $1000 and 50 books.
$20 READING FEE / $25 TO RECEIVE WINNING BOOK: Make checks payable to “MJC (QR).” SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked on or before October 19, 2007.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO Quercus Review Press, MJC English Dept., 435 College Ave. Modesto, CA 95350

University of Kansas. Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing.

13 October 2007

Tenure-track; expected start date: August 18, 2008. Duties: Teach introductory through graduate-level courses in fiction writing, introductory literature & writing courses, & courses in a secondary area of specialization; serve on graduate student committees & direct theses & dissertations; writing leading to publication; serve on departmental, college, & university committees, & contribute to the workings of the university community. 2-2 teaching assignment.
Required qualifications: Significant publication of prose fiction: at least one book of fiction; evidence of successful teaching provided by letters of recommendation; MFA or PhD in English, or equivalent, expected by start date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in one or more writing genres, including but not limited to creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, or poetry. Application must include letter of application, c.v., sample publications, & at least three but no more than five recent letters of recommendation that evaluate publications & teaching. Applications must be postmarked by November 15 to receive first consideration. For a copy of full position announcement see:

Contact: Dorice Elliott, Chair, Department of English, 1445 Jayhawk
Blvd., 3001 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
66045-7590. E-mail contact:

University of Iowa

13 October 2007

The University of Iowa Department of English invites applications for a Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing within the English major to be appointed as tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor of English.

We are looking for a distinguished writer, outstanding teacher, and imaginative administrator to initiate and lead a new undergraduate writing track in poetry fiction, and nonfiction in the Department of English.

Candidate must have
–a strong publishing record in poetry or fiction;
–at least one book and significant journal publications;
–a record of effective teaching;
–an M.F.A., M.A. in Creative Writing, or Ph.D.; and
–potential for leadership in program building.

Send letter and CV by November 2, 2007 to Professor Judith Pascoe, Undergraduate Creative Writing Search, Department of English, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College and Department reflect this commitment. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Information
Postal Address:
Professor Judith Pascoe
Department of English
The University of Iowa
308 English Philosophy Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

2007 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize

12 October 2007

Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2007 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, judged by Terrance Hayes. The winning poet receives $1,000 and a standard royalty contract, including 10 complimentary copies of the book. Previous winners include Jonathan Weinert (author of In the Mode of Disappearance, chosen by Brenda Hillman), Joshua Kryah (author of Glean, chosen by Donald Revell), and Juliet Patterson (author of The Truant Lover, chosen by Jean Valentine).

Finalists receive personal responses and will be considered for future publication.
JUDGE: Terrance Hayes
DEADLINE: Postmark date between September 1 and November 15, 2007.

Please carefully follow the submission instructions. Thanks!

Complete Guidelines:
ELIGIBILITY: Any poet writing in English is eligible who: 1. does not have a close personal or professional relationship to the judge; 2. is not a current or recent (within the past two years) student of the judge; and 3. is not affiliated with Nightboat Books. Previous book
publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible.

FORMAT: 48 to 70 pages (suggested length), single-spaced, paginated, no more than one poem per page, one side of the page only. The manuscript must be typed (clear photocopies are acceptable) and bound only by a spring clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and email; one with book title only), table of contents, and acknowledgments page. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the first title page.

NOTIFICATION: Enclose a standard business-size SASE for winner notification. We will not return manuscripts. Please do not send your only copy. Send a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt (optional). Nightboat Books cannot answer
questions regarding submissions during the reading period.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS: International submissions only may be sent via FedEx, DHL, or UPS. (Please remember to include your email address and entry fee payable in US dollars.)

REVISIONS: The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.

ENTRY FEE: A $20 entry fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Nightboat Books must accompany all submissions. In the event that the judge does not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants. Entrants to this year’s
competition may receive a complimentary copy of the winning book. Please enclose a 9×12 self-addressed, stamped envelope with $3.00 in postage if you would like to receive the book.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2007 Postmark. Winner will be announced by April 1, 2007.


Nightboat Poetry Prize
7 Fishkill Avenue
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Fed Ex, UPS, or other overnight mail services are not necessary. No online or fax submissions.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS: Write to, but please do not send your manuscript to this email address.

University of Wyoming

12 October 2007

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nonfiction to join the MFA faculty, appointment to begin in the fall 2008 semester. We seek a colleague with an active publication record in nonfiction, to offer graduate & undergraduate courses in nonfiction literature, & workshops in nonfiction writing at the undergraduate & graduate level. We hope for a colleague whose publications might focus on any approach to nonfiction (lyric essay, science writing, nature writing, travel writing, memoir, etc.), but who in any case is actively inquiring into the nature of nonfiction, & whose work as writer & teacher will complement the interdisciplinary interests of current
faculty & students. We seek a colleague with a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) or equivalent experience, in creative writing or in a relevant field, with at least one book from a reputable publisher or equivalent record of prominent national publication. Our new
colleague will maintain an active publication record, teach a range of coursework in creative writing & literature, & work closely with our MFA students, including serving on & chairing thesis committees. Please send letter of application, c.v., writing sample, three letters of reference, & evidence of successful teaching to: H. L. Hix, Director, Creative Writing MFA, University of Wyoming, English Dept. 3353, Laramie, WY 82071.

Review of applicants will begin November 1.

University of Albany

12 October 2007

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure- track position in creative writing & literature at the rank of Assistant professor to begin August 2008. We seek a poet interested in working in an active undergraduate literature & writing program, & in a graduate program leading to an MA & a doctorate that can include creative writing. The candidate is also expected to make substantial contributions to the creation & editing of a new literary magazine (with both online & print elements). Candidates with additional teaching interests in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures and/or world literatures are especially welcome, as are those who can teach in genres other than poetry (fiction, creative nonfiction, drama).

Candidates should possess a PhD from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education internationally recognized accrediting organization, although an appropriate advanced degree & evidence of substantial professional experience & achievement in creative writing may substitute for the PhD Evidence of successful teaching & significant scholarly potential is expected. Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to work with & instruct a culturally diverse group of people. Send letter of application, c.v., dossier of letters of reference, & a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, postmarked by November 9 to: Pierre Joris, Chair, Search Committee, English Department, HU 333, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

Stetson University

12 October 2007

Assistant Professor of English. Stetson University seeks a Fiction Writer for a full-time, tenure-track position in English. The English Department houses a lively undergraduate creative writing program & a minor, both supported by the Sullivan Endowment for Creative Writing. MFA or PhD in genre required, as well as a book in field. A secondary area of expertise which complements existing faculty strengths is welcome; a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. First Year English courses comprise half of the 3/3 load for all members of the Department, & candidates must have demonstrable strength in teaching these as well as creative writing workshops & literature courses. Interviews will take place at AWP in NYC; the appointment begins August15, 2008. Salary competitive. Applicants should send a letter of application, c.v., samples of course syllabi, & a sample of published work by November 15 to: Terri Witek, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English Unit 8300, Stetson University, DeLand, FL 32723. For more information on the University, the English Department, & the Creative Writing Program, see

Northern Arizona University

12 October 2007

Visiting Writer/Instructor of English in Creative Writing for Spring 2008. NAU invites applications for a one-semester, nonrenewable instructorship for a visiting writer in creative nonfiction & poetry for spring 2008. We seek an individual with a distinguished record of publications in both genres. Responsibilities include teaching one graduate-level workshop in creative nonfiction, one graduate-level workshop in poetry, presenting a public reading, presenting a public talk on creative writing, mentoring graduate creative writing students, & serving as a reader on theses. This instructorship for a visiting writer is a limited appointment for spring semester 2008 only. Non-benefit eligible.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (or English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing), publications in creative nonfiction & poetry, & successful experience teaching creative writing at the college or university level. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully taught creative nonfiction & poetry writing workshops at the college or university level, have a distinguished record of publications in creative nonfiction & poetry, & experience working with a diverse community of learners. Salary: $20,000.

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 24. Send letter of application, c.v., transcripts, three letters of recommendation, evidence of effective teaching, & copies of books/publications to: Dr. Jane Armstrong Woodman, Chair of Instructor/Visiting Writer Search Committee, Department of English, Northern Arizona University, Box 6032, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6032

2nd Annual BOOM Chapbook Contest

11 October 2007

reading period begins Sept. 15, 2007


Winner receives $500 and copies of the winning chapbook.

Manuscripts will be read anonymously by staff of BATEAU.
Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors.
Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility.

Poems published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript, but 50% of the work and, of course, the manuscript itself must be unpublished.

The $12 entry fee must accompany each manuscript, along with a SASE for notification of the winner. Electronic submissions are not accepted.
Manuscripts that arrive without the entry fee will be discarded.
Manuscripts will NOT be returned.
Make checks payable to BATEAU Press.

Manuscript format:

between 19 and 26 pages (not including front/back matter)
must be typed (clear photocopies are fine)
2 title pages
1- title of the manuscript and contact info.
2- book title only
If the poems have appeared in magazines and journals, include an acknowledgments page.
A biographical profile is not necessary.

Chapbook will be a high quality printing with letterpress cover.
To get a very good idea of the production, order the 06-07 winning chapbook,
Allison Titus’ Instructions from the Narwhal by sending an email to

Deadline for submission is a December 15, 2007 postmark.

Send manuscripts to:

BOOM contest
POB 2335
Amherst, MA 01004

1 year Appointment at Gettyburg College

11 October 2007

One-year appointment as a sabbatical replacement, beginning August 2008, for a fiction/nonfiction writer with demonstrated expertise in both genres to teach three courses per semester (“Introduction to Creative Writing” and advanced writing courses in memoir, personal essay, and fiction writing) and assist with departmental writing activities. The individual will provide support for the Writing House, the College’s residential program for students interested in writing, by administering a reading series and directing one field trip. The individual will also serve as advisor to the Mercury, the College’s student literary magazine.

M.A. or M.F.A., teaching experience, and book 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 2,600 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. Jack Ryan, Chair, Department of English, Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by November 16, 2007.

Application Information
Postal Address: Prof. Jack Ryan, Chair
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

Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest

11 October 2007

Two prizes of $500 and publication of two winning novellas in a collection are offered for the two best original novellas submitted between April 1, 2007 and October 1, 2007.


ms. should contain a minimum of 60 and no more than 120 double-spaced manuscript pages, not including front matter ms. pages should be numbered, and, if appropriate, include a table of contents include one title page with ms. title, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript include a second title page containing ms. title only clearly indicate on the outside of the mailing envelope “Novella Contest” do not include a cover letter, biographical information, or acknowledgments.


send multiple submissions in the same envelope, marked “Multiple;” entry fee must be included for each ms. simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify us immediately if the ms. is accepted elsewhere.


mss. that have been previously published in their entirety, including self-published, are not eligible translations are not eligible students enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of the submission pay a reading fee of $15.00.

Cleveland State University
Poetry Center – Novella Contest
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214


(Reading fee for students is $15.00, see “Eligibility.”)
check or money order payable to Cleveland State University


for notification of ms. receipt, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard (optional) manuscripts are not returned once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered
announcement of winners will appear in the March/April 2008 issue of Poets & Writers for notification of contest results, include a self-addressed stamped envelope (optional).

Creative Writing Job: SUNY Purchase

11 October 2007

The Creative Writing Board of Study offers an undergraduate major in Creative Writing. The new appointee will also contribute to other general education and interdisciplinary programs on campus, including new initiative designed to foster links between liberal arts and visual and performing arts programs on campus.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in Creative Writing as well as a significant record of publication and teaching experience. Applicants with a secondary expertise in another field (e.g., creative non-fiction, poetry, graphic novel) are especially welcome. Starting date, Fall 2008.

To apply please reference job code: HUM091307.CW on subject line and/or letter of application along with resume.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Aaron Sanders
Affirmative Action Office
SUNY Purchase
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Email Address:

The Calvino Prize 2007

11 October 2007

Submission Guidelines:

1) Submit up to 25 pages of a novel, novella, short story, or short collection. Work previously published is eligible, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. An excerpt
from larger works is allowed.

2) Please enclose a copy of the work (not the original manuscript) held by binder clip or
staple. The author’s name should not appear on the work. All entries will be read anonymously.

3) Please send two cover pages: one listing only the title of the manuscript; the other listing the title, author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

4) Please do not send publication history of the author.

5) Deadline: October 15, 2007. Winner announced December 15, 2007.

6) The entry fee is $25 and should be made payable to: The University of Louisville.

7) Mailing address:
The Calvino Prize
English Department
Room 315, Bingham Humanities Bldg.
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

8) If you would like confirmation of receipt of manuscript, please enclose a
SAS standard
USPS post card.

9) If you would like notification of contest results, please enclose a
business-size SASE
standard USPS post card.

10) Please tell us in what magazine you learned of this contest.

11) For questions, email Paul Griner, Director, Creative Writing, at:

12) Faculty and employees of the University of Louisville and Syracuse University may not enter the contest.

13) The judges reserve the right to withhold the award if no entry is deemed worthy.

14) Previous 1st Place winners may not enter for three years after winning; 2nd. Place winners have no restrictions.

15) Final Judge: Steven Millhauser

DePauw Professorship in Fiction

11 October 2007

Applications invited for tenure-track position beginning August 2008 in Fiction Writing.

M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree required; rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Knowledge and experience in other genres helpful. Teaching includes introductory/advanced courses in creative writing, introductory literature, and first-year college writing. Promise of publication and teaching excellence required. Commitment to undergraduate teaching in liberal arts setting essential.

For information about department, visit

DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs including pre-tenure leave and internal grants (see

Submit letter of application and c.v. Review of applications begins October 29 and continues until position is filled.

Application Information
Postal Address: Joseph Heithaus, Chair
English Department
DePauw University
Asbury Hall
Greencastle, IN 46135

Providence College Professorship

11 October 2007

Providence College seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track appointment commencing Fall 2008. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in fiction writing, successful candidate will be expected to offer fiction workshops, literature courses, and may serve as advisor of student-run literary journal, The Alembic.

Interest in participating in a team-taught interdisciplinary western civilization program preferred. Ph.D. required.

Mail complete dossier (cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, and 25-page writing sample) to Chard deNiord, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918-0001 by November 5, 2007.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts college conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission.

Application Information Postal Address:
Chard deNiord, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Providence College
549 River Avenue
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2292