Archive for November, 2007

The Philip Mangelsdorf Award for Writing Excellence

30 November 2007

We’re looking for the “best lead” … the first 150 words or less of any fiction or nonfiction work, published or unpublished.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


Columbia Contests in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

27 November 2007

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 winner.

Ohio Wesleyan University

27 November 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University ( 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 apply.

The Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

27 November 2007

$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 you.

William Paterson University

27 November 2007

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 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

Application Information
Postal Address:

Linda Hamalian, Chairperson
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

The College of Saint Rose – Albany

27 November 2007

The College of Saint Rose – Albany. The Department of English seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting in August 2008. Candidate must have an earned doctorate or MFA with a primary specialization in fiction writing & secondary expertise in another genre or composition studies. Candidate must have a strong record of publications in fiction & should also have a demonstrated ability to work with & instruct a culturally diverse group of people. This line will involve courses in fiction writing on both the graduate & undergraduate levels & a range of courses in creative & expository writing, including first-year composition. Send letter of application & dossier, including c.v., copy of transcript(s), writing sample of no more than twenty pages of fiction, & three letters of recommendation to: Catherine Cavanaugh, English Department Chair, The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. Deadline for applications: January 3, 2008. The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of more than 5,140 students. Located in the heart of New York State’s Capital District, we are an independent, coeducational institution.

UCLA Fiction Job

27 November 2007

The University of California, Los Angeles. The English Department is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction writing. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable publication record appropriate for their stage of career, as well as a proven commitment to teaching. Send application letter, resume, & 30-page writing sample by December 1 to: Professor & Chair Rafael Pérez-Torres, UCLA Department of English, 149 Humanities Building, Box 951530, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Position subject to final budgetary approval. AA/EOE

2008 Expatriate Writing Contest

27 November 2007 invites you to enter its 2008 Expatriate Travel Writing Contest. Professionals, freelancers and aspiring writers are invited to write articles which describe their experience living abroad. Making the move to live abroad is for many the ultimate transition — often the fulfillment of a liifelong dream, in other cases the result of chance and circumstance. We are seeking inspiring articles which also provide in-depth practical descriptions of your experience moving and living abroad, including discussions of immigration, personal and family life abroad, housing, work, social interactions with the natives, food, culture, and potential prejudices encountered.

Apart from practical considerations what were the most important physical, psychological, and social adjustments necessary to integrate into the local communities? Feel free to include anecdotes about locals who may have aided in your adjustment to the physical conditions and social mores of the host community, as well as the role of expats in providing information and support. While we welcome a good narrative, a listing, sidebar, and/or reference to the most important websites, publications, and other practical resources which have aided you in the cultural adjustment process or enhanced your life abroad is encouraged to help others who may find themselves in similar situations or even similar locations.

In sum, we do not seek diaries or personal blogs, but your own perspective in which the host country remains the primary focus, such that the color and taste of the people and land remain in the foreground.

Please see the Living Abroad section of our site for some examples of the types of articles we are seeking and see our writers’ guidelines for a sense of our editorial preferences. will publish the winners’ entries and will provide links to the authors’ website or blog if so desired. Contest Prizes The first-place winner’s entry will receive $500, the second-place winning entry $150, and the third-place winner $100. Any other articles selected as runners-up for publication on will receive a $50 payment.
Who is Eligible The Contest is open to professional, freelance and aspiring writers from any location around the globe.

How to Enter
• Submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words relating to your experience living or moving abroad. Focus should be placed on a description of the experience abroad and not primarily on personal feelings, as the descriptions and perceptions of the author should imply the personal impact. Supporting photos in .jpg or .gif format are welcome to illustrate the experience and are considered part of the essay submission. Please read the writers’ guidelines for Transitions Abroad Magazine as well as sample articles on this site for a sense of our editorial focus.

To enter the Contest, attach your essay in Word format or copy and paste it into an e-mail. Please include your full name, complete postal address and phone number. Please type “Expatriate Writing Essay Entry” in the subject description of the e-mail and send the e-mail to
expatriate writing

The Contest begins March 1, 2007, and all entries must be received by January 31, 2008. Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. will require first-time North American rights for all submissions which are accepted as contest winners and for publication. In addition, Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. will reserve the right to reprint the story in a future publication. The writer may republish the unedited submission as desired after initial publication on Editors of will judge entries based upon the following criteria:
Sensitivity to the people and culture being described
Ability to engage and inspire the reader
Practical information
Winners will be chosen on or about February 15, 2008 and notified by phone, mail, or e-mail by February 28, 2008 for publication by March 15th, 2008 to allow time for international payment.

Contest Terms
There is no entry fee required for submissions.
Decisions of the judges are final.
Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, or illegible e-mail or for any computer-related, online, or technical malfunctions that may occur in the submission process. Submissions are considered void if illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft. Submissions will be considered made by an authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners – along with any other runners-up accepted for publication – will be paid by Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc. either by check or Paypal as preferred by the author. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Contest winners.


21 November 2007

The Word Works announces its 28th annual Washington Prize competition, offering $1,500 and publication for a volume of original poetry by a living American writer. Previous winners of the Washington Prize include Prartho Sereno (the 2007 winner for her book Call from Paris), John Surowiecki, Richard Lyons, Carrie Bennett, Ron Mohring, Fred Marchant, and Enid Shomer.

Send manuscripts of 48 to 64 pages between Jan. 15 and March 1, 2008, inclusive. Please do not send manuscripts before Jan. 15 or after March 1. Author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and signature should appear on the title page only. Please include a table of contents containing the manuscript title, as well as a cover letter containing your bio and publication acknowledgements. Biographical and publication information must not appear anywhere in the manuscript except the cover letter, which must be detachable from the rest of the manuscript. Use a binder clip to fasten the manuscript. No manuscripts will be returned, but please include a self-addressed, business-sized envelope for notification of contest results.

The winner will be selected by July 1, 2008, and all entrants will receive a copy of the winning book when it is published in January 2009. The entry fee is $25 U.S., by check drawn on a U.S. bank only and made payable to The Word Works. Mail manuscripts to:

Steven B. Rogers, Director
Word Works Washington Prize
3201 Taylor St.
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

The Word Works is a non-profit literary organization devoted to the dissemination of the best contemporary poetry. It publishes books of poetry in collectors’ editions featuring original artwork. It also sponsors programs such as the Joaquin Miller Cabin poetry reading series in Rock Creek Park and the Cafe Muse Literary Series in Chevy Chase, Md. The Word Works celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2004, and has sponsored the Washington Prize since 1981. For more information about The Word Works and the Washington Prize, please visit

The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest

20 November 2007

The Atlantic Monthly invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays for its 2007 Student Writing Contest.

Poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays.

First $1,000 | Second: $500 | Third: $250
and one-year subscriptions to The Atlantic Monthly for seven runners-up in each category.

ENTRANTS must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting U.S. institution. Submissions should be original, unpublished work (they may have appeared in student periodicals) demonstrating superior quality of expression and craftsmanship.

SUBMISSIONS should not exceed three poems or 7,500 words of prose. No entrant may send more than one submission per category, and entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2007.

MANUSCRIPTS should be typewritten (one side only, please) double-spaced, and accompanied by a cover sheet with the following information: title, category, word count, author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), and academic institution. Of this information, only the title should appear on the manuscript itself.

PLEASE PROVIDE a stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledgement of receipt. We cannot provide information on the status of a manuscript until winners are announced, in the May 2008 issue. Winners will receive notification in March.


Student Writing Contest
The Atlantic Monthly
The Watergate
600 New Hampshire Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail or fax.

Bathsheba Monk Short Story Contest

20 November 2007

First prize story will be posted on the Bathsheba Monk website and the author of the winning story will receive $500. Other stories of note will be posted with their author’s permission. First prize story author and other authors of note who agree to have their stories published on the Bathsheba Monk website will be asked to resubmit their stories on electronic media. However, we will not open any unsolicited attachments. You know the drill.

Please send paper submissions and a self-addressed postcard (if you would like to be notified that we have received your entry) to:

Bathsheba Monk Short Story Contest
2435 W. Walnut Street
Allentown , PA 18104 USA

Please include your contact information in a cover letter. Tell us about yourself. All paper will be recycled after the judging.
No entry fee.
No word count limits or minimums. But short stories only, please.
Also, please use 12 point font, double space your entry, number and identify each page of the manuscript, and make sure you have enough toner in your printer cartridge. We value our eyesight.

“Deadline: December 31, 2007”

Winning story will be posted in February 2008.

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

18 November 2007

The deadline for the third annual Anthony Hecht Poetry prize from Waywiser Press is December 1st, 2007. The contest is for a first or second book of poems, and the winner will receive $3000 and publication in the US and the UK . The two previous winners have been Morri Creech for his second book, “Field Knowledge,” chosen by J.D. McClatchy, and Erica Dawson for her first book, “Big-Eyed Afraid,” chosen by Mary Jo Salter. The information on submitting can be found at or by emailing

2nd Annual Bateau Press BOOM Chapbook Contest

16 November 2007

open to all poets

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 recycled.
Manuscripts will NOT be returned but recycled.
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.

The chapbook will be a high quality printing with letter pressed cover.

Publication will be Spring/Summer 2008.

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

2nd Annual Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition

16 November 2007

Judge: Aimee Bender

We are sponsoring our second annual fiction chapbook competition. Winner will receive twenty-five copies and a two hundred dollar cash prize. Competition runs September 15th to December 31st. Winner will be announced approximately March 1st, with publication date set for summer. The same dedication and care will go into the production of the chapbook as with our journal ­quality card stock cover with photography, linen paper, excellent layout. We will make the publication process as cooperative as possible.


Contest runs September 15-December 31st.

–Up to 10,000 words of fiction. This can be one longer story or multiple shorter pieces. The writer’s name should appear nowhere on the manuscript.
–2 cover sheets, one with the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript.
–A page acknowledging previously published work.

IF BY POST: Include a self addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for $15- made out to Burnside Review. Entry must be postmarked by December 31st to: Burnside Review Fiction Contest, 24991 Crystal Circle, Lake Forest CA 92630.
IF BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: E-mail all of above a single Word file to Send $16- by Paypal to Fee and entry must be submitted within 24 hours of each other. Receipt of entry will be send after both arrive. (This method will save money and trees.)

The initial readers of the manuscripts will be Burnside Review staff members. They will choose between five and ten manuscripts as finalists to be passed on to the judge for selection of the winning collection.

We ask that former students or colleagues of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest’s judge ­as well as any writer whose relationship with the judge constitutes an unfair conflict of interest­ refrain from entering the contest. The Burnside Review staff reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed conflicts of interest and will return those entry fees.

At no time will the judge have the names of the finalists.

Winner will receive 25 copies of the chapbook printed by Burnside Review Press and a cash prize of $200-.

All questions happily answered by e-mail :

Aimee Bender lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Story, Harper’s, Paris Review and many others. She has published three books, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, An Invisible Sign of My Own and Willful Creatures: Stories.

complete guidelines available at

Gettysburg College 1 year Lecturship Position for Emerging Writer

14 November 2007


One-year appointment, beginning August 2008, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and 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., with a concentration in creative writing, M.F.A., or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are
essential. Competitive salary. To apply, send letter of application, c.v., the names of three references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to Prof. Fred Leebron, Department of English, Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by January 26, 2008.

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.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Prof. Fred Leebron
Department of English
Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Box 397
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-6750

(717) 337-8551
(717) 337-6833

White Pine Press Poetry Prize

14 November 2007

The Eleventh Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize Competition

The Eleventh Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize competition will open for submissions on July 1. The award consists of a $1,000 cash award and publication by White Pine Press.

Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original, but may have appeared in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks. Translations are not eligible.

Manuscripts must be postmarked by November 30th. They must be typed and should include a table of contents. The author’s name, address, email address, and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet only. Manuscripts will be recycled at the end of the competition. Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your submission if you wish to be notified of the results.

Manuscripts must include a $20 entry, reading, and processing fee. Checks should be made out to White Pine Press. The manuscript, along with a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification that it has been received, if so desired, should be sent to:

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
P.O. Box 236
Buffalo, New York 14201

If you send the manuscript via express mail services, the manuscript should be sent to:

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
5783 Pinehurst Court
Lake View, NY 14085

Manuscripts are screened by the editorial staff, and a poet of national reputation makes the final selection. The name of the final judge is not revealed
until the end of the competition. We alternate between a male and a female poet
each year as final judge.

Due to the large number of entries received, manuscripts cannot be returned.

Previous Winners:
1995 – Nancy Johnson, Zoo & Cathedral
1996 – Deborah Gorlin, Bodily Course
1997 – Jacqueline Johnson, A Gathering of Mother Tongues
1998 – David Keller, Trouble in History

Copies of these books should be available from your local bookseller. If you cannot find them, they may be ordered directly from the press for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling.

Beatrice Hawley Award

14 November 2007

Alice James Books will be accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts for the Beatrice Hawley Award postmarked through December 1st, 2007. The Beatrice Hawley Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Entrants must reside in the United States.

The winner receives $2000, book publication and has no cooperative membership commitment. In addition to the winning manuscript, one or more additional manuscripts may be chosen for publication.

guidelines for manuscript submission
1. Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and 50 – 70 pagess in length (single spaced).
2. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 48 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
3. Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. The inclusion of a biographical note is optional. Your name, address, and phone number should appear on the title page of your manuscript. MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy.
4. No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
5. Send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page. Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies.
6. The Beatrice Hawley Award is judged by consensus of the members of the Alice James Books Editorial Board. Manuscripts are not read anonymously. Please click here for a description of our judging process.
7. For notification of winners, include a business-sized SASE. If you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, include a stamped addressed postcard. Winners will be announced in April 2008.
8. Entry fee for the Beatrice Hawley Competition is $25. Checks or money orders should be made out to Alice James Books. On the memo line of your check write “Beatrice Hawley Award.”
9. Mail your entry to:
Alice James Books
Beatrice Hawley Award
238 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938

Checklist for entry:

One (1) copy of manuscript enclosed, with acknowledgements and two (2) copies of title page
$25 entry fee enclosed
Business-sized SASE enclosed

New Millennium Writings Contest

13 November 2007

Midnight Nov. 17 (postmark OK) is the next deadline in our New Millennium Writings Contest.
This deadline may be extended once only. Enter as often as you like at or by U.S. Mail or Other Carrier.

* Books have been shipped. Judging continues in our Summer Contest. Winners announced in coming weeks.

Winter Guidelines Follow.
Awards & Contests

$4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at
$1,000 for best Story,
$1,000 for best Short-Short Story (1,000-word limit),
$1,000 for best Poem
$1,000 best Nonfiction (includes memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion, essay, interview, features, true humor, investigative reporting, etc.)

Winners Announced in March or April, 2008
To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at

1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Previously published pieces OK if online or under 5,000 print circulation. Enter as often as you like.

2. Winners and selected finalists published by New Millennium Writings (

3. Send between now and midnight of Nov. 17, 2007 (postmark OK).

4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or online only.

5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words).

6. Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry.

7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on cover page or letter only.

8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of winners.

9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission.

10. Send to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901.To order our current issue, add $10.

Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to famous writers such as J. D. Salinger, Julia Glass, Shel Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Faulkner, Hemingway,
Dickinson, Keats, Percy, Warren and many others. Also, prize-winning stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & writing advice.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Competition

13 November 2007

The staff and trustees of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod are pleased to announce our first annual National Regional Poetry Competitions
A National Prize of $1000.00 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem.

All U.S. poets are eligible.
General Guidelines:
– Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2007.
– Submit up to three poems of any style or subject totaling no more than five pages with an entry fee of $15.00 by January 15th (postmark).
– All entries should be typewritten on plain, white paper. The poet’s name should not appear on any page except the cover page, which should include name, address, phone number, and email address, the titles of the poems submitted, and a one-paragraph bio. “Contest Entry” should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.
– Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify immediately if submissions are accepted for publication elsewhere.
– Manuscripts will not be returned.
– The Cultural Center retains the right to arrange for publication of the winning entries in a local periodical, to be determined. The winning entries will be displayed in the Great Hall of the Cultural Center for one year. The names of the winners will be posted on the Cultural Center’s web site by April, 2008.
– Make checks payable to The Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Mail submissions to:

Lauren Wolk
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Box 118, 307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth. MA 02664

Deadline: January, 15, 2008

College of New Jersey Adjunct Position

13 November 2007

The College of New Jersey seeks an adjunct instructor to teach our introductory Creative Writing course for the Spring 08 semester. The course focuses on elements of both fiction and poetry. Please send letter of application, c.v., and a sample syllabus by November 15 to : Jo Carney, Chair of the English Department, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, 08628-0718.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Dr. Jo Carney
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

RedBubble Writing, Photograph, and Art Contest

13 November 2007

Rules and Entry – It’s pretty simple:
* You enter by signing up to RedBubble, and uploading your entries to the “in the moment” group
* Closing date is Sunday the 13th of January 2008
* Results announced on the 1st February 2008
* RedBubble is granted a non-exclusive license to publish all winning entries in the publication “In the Moment”
* Judging will be undertaken by the Judges and RedBubble, no correspondence will be entered into
* You agree to the RedBubble terms and conditions when you sign up and upload your entry
* You explicitly retain the copyright over your work
* We will send the prizes anywhere in the world
* Fun is compulsory

Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize

12 November 2007

$2000 each, publication in Crazyhorse: The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize.

Postmark deadline to enter: Dec. 15, 2007.

To enter: upload manuscript and pay entry fee online at, or mail up to twenty-five pages fiction or up to three poems (10 pp poetry max). Reading fee includes one-year/two-issue subscription: $16 per manuscript for new entrants, $14 per manuscript if you have entered before. More than one manuscript may be entered; subscription extends by one year per entry. All manuscripts must be original and previously unpublished; all are considered for publication. If mailing, include name, address, e-mail, and telephone number on a cover page; do not include identifying information on the manuscript, as all entries are reviewed anonymously; include payment by check to “Crazyhorse” and an SASE for notification of winners; entry manuscripts can not be returned. Entries accepted from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, 2007. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2008. Mail to Crazyhorse Prizes, Department of English, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. E-mail, mail, or visit website for full details:

Two Hawks Quarterly Call for Submissions

11 November 2007

Two Hawks Quarterly is accepting submissions with an environmental theme for the Winter 2008 issue. You may define this in the broadest of terms; let it inspire your creative process rather than inhibit it. We look forward to reading your interpretations on the theme. Well written and compelling works are accepted in the following genres:

* Fiction
* Creative Non-Fiction
* Poetry
* Memoir
* Cross Genre
* Digital Images/Art/Photography
* Spoken Word
* Short (5-10 minute)Film

* Do not send file attachments. Instead, send your story in the body of your e-mail.

* Send all submissions to:

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Fiction Job at College of Saint Rose

9 November 2007

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Tenure-Track – English Department

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the English Department, starting in August 2008. Candidate must have an earned doctorate or MFA with a primary specialization in fiction writing and secondary expertise in another genre or composition studies. Candidate must have a strong record of publications in fiction. Candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse group of people. This line will involve courses in fiction writing on both the graduate and undergraduate levels and a range of courses in creative and expository writing, including first-year composition.

Send letter of application and dossier, including c.v., copy of transcript(s), writing sample of no more than twenty pages of fiction, and three letters of recommendation to Catherine Cavanaugh, English Department Chair, The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. Deadline for applications: January 3, 2008.

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of more than 5,140 students. Located in the heart of New York State’s Capital District, we are an independent, coeducational institution. The College of Saint Rose is an equal opportunity employer; members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Catherine Cavanaugh
Chair, English Department
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

2 Jobs at Eastern KyU

9 November 2007

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Writer of Fiction (0601948)

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Open Genre (0601841)

The Department of English and Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University seeks a creative writer for a nine month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The normal teaching load is twelve hours per semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing, as well as in freshman composition and sophomore literature, and will be involved in our low residency MFA. Successful applicants must possess a terminal degree by August 2008. A minimum of 18 credit hours in the discipline are required as well as a degree from a regionally (SACS, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution. Publication of fi ction, non-fi ction or poetry is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2008. Application materials should be submitted on-line and should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. Supplemental materials such as publications can be mailed to Dr. James Keller, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of English and Theatre, Case Annex 467, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475.

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check and educational credential verifi cation. Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Job code: 0601948 and 0601841
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