Archive for November 5th, 2007

2007 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Contest

5 November 2007

Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2007
Prize: 100 Copies of a perfect-bound chapbook
Reading Fee: $20, checks payable to Concrete Wolf
Final Judge: Janet Norman Knox

We prefer chapbooks that have a theme, either obvious (i.e. chapbook about a divorce) or understated (i.e. all the poems mention a shade of blue). We like a collection that feels more like a whole than a sampling of work. We have no preference as to formal or free verse. Excellence of any style gets our attention.

Submission Guidelines

16 to 26 pages of poetry, plus a table of contents and acknowledgments (if applicable).
Number all your poetry pages. Include 2 cover sheets, one with title, author information (including email and phone), and one with title only. Reading Fee: $20 (US funds), checks payable to Concrete Wolf. SASE for results only. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Include a 6.5” by 9.5” envelope stamped with $1.82 postage if you’d like a copy of the winning chapbook.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions okay. Please notify us by email if you need to remove your chapbook from consideration. e-mail:

Winner will be announced in February 2008 and published late Summer 2008.

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For copies of our previous publications, see our publications page.

Mail to:

Concrete Wolf
PO Box 788
Kirkland, WA 98083-0788

(Please note this is a new address.)

St. Lawrence University 1yr Job

5 November 2007

The St. Lawrence University English department invites applications for a one year leave replacement position in poetry writing, with primary or secondary interests in poetics and/or literary theory. Three course load per semester: two sections of our introductory craft course, Techniques of Poetry, two sections of the department’s Methods of Critical Analysis course, an
overview of research and theoretical methods for prospective English majors, a section of
advanced poetry writing, and the remaining course in the instructor’s area(s) of specialization.

Preference given to candidates with Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand, teaching experience, and those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to a program founded upon strong ties between the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Peter Bailey, Chair, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications begins on November 15, 2007, and continues until the position has been filled. We will be interviewing candidates at the MLA Convention.

St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. For additional information, please visit SLU’s homepage at

Application Information
Postal Address:
Dr. Peter Bailey
St. Lawrence University
Richardson 107
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

College of Wooster Job

5 November 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, beginning fall 2008. Three-year position. Background in teaching all forms and levels of writing, especially fiction and/or creative nonfiction; secondary expertise in U.S. ethnic literatures or Anglophone literatures desirable. The successful candidate will also teach the department’s introductory course in textual and cultural interpretation. Ph.D. or M.F.A. expected; significant publication record expected. Please send application, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Chair, Department of English, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Postmark deadline for applications: December 4, 2007.

Meridian’s 2007 Editors’ Prize Contest

5 November 2007

Meridian’s 2007 Editors’ Prize Contest is open! Each year, we award a $1000 prize in both Fiction and Poetry. The winning entries in each category will be featured in the Spring/Summer 2007 Issue of Meridian. The entry fee is only $16 and includes a one-year (2-issue) subscription to Meridian for US-based subscribers (international subscribers will receive only the prize issue due to increased mailing costs). This is a great way to subscribe to Meridian (or extend your existing subscription), take a shot at $1000, and maybe see your work in print, all at the same time. We consider contest entries for regular publication at the same time, so even if you don’t win the prize your writing may still appear in Meridian.

This year’s contest will be the first one run through our new online submission system. It requires a one-time sign-up, and thereafter it will store your contact info so you don’t ever have to enter it again. It does not store your credit card information. The new system should also simplify the process of checking the status of your entry (though all results for Editor’s Prize
contest will be announced in March 2008). To sign up (and enter the contest), visit:

If you have any problems with the new system, please let us know. This year’s deadline is midnight on December 20th, 2007. Further details are available on our website:

Emmanuel College CW and Rhetoric Job

5 November 2007

The English Department at Emmanuel College invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor in rhetoric and creative writing to teach three courses each semester, beginning in Sept. 2008. Ph.D required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to teach both first-year composition courses (ENGL 1101, 1102) and genre-specific writing courses such as the following, as needed:
ENGL 2504 Prose Writing
ENGL 2505 Autobiographical Writing
ENGL 2506 Poetry Writing
ENGL 2507 Fiction Writing
ENGL 3805 Writing Seminar
FYS (First Year Seminar)

The ability to develop and teach additional literature offerings, particularly in areas such as world lit, Native-American lit, African-American or African lit would enhance candidacy. Experience with undergraduate publications featuring the work of student writers would further strengthen application.

Suitable candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research/publishing agenda. The English Dept. at Emmanuel College houses programs in literature, communication, and writing and literature. All programs reflect in their design and pedagogy a commitment to rhetorical and cultural theory and approaches.

Interested candidates should apply online with a current cv, the names and addresses of three references (no letters, please), a list of all college courses taught to date, and a brief letter (1-2 pp) stating teaching philosophy.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants need to apply online following the link below. After submitting a resume with this application form, candidates will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where they can upload all additional documents. Application Information Contact:
Human Resources
Emmanuel College

Online App. Form

The Seventh Annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

5 November 2007
(go to site for entry form)

The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet’s first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation.

FINAL JUDGE: JEAN VALENTINE (winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry and author of eight other distinguished poetry collections)

A $1,500 Honorarium, paid in March 2008, and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in March, 2009, in The A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series.

Entrants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Poets, who are at least 18 years of age, who have yet to publish a full-length-book collection of poetry. Translations are not eligible. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks of 32 pages or less, or self-published books of 46 pages or less, but must be submitted in manuscript form. Published books in other genres do not disqualify contestants from entering this contest. Employees, volunteers and board members of BOA Editions, Ltd., or their partners or spouses, or their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not eligible. As per the Publishing Contest Ethics, as advanced by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), any person who has studied poetry in a formal program with the Final Judge — through a college, university, community program, residency, or private tutorial, within the last two years — is not eligible
to submit a manuscript to this contest.

Send one copy of the manuscript, our entry form, and the $25 entry fee, to BOA Editions, Ltd., between August 1, and November 30, 2007, at the address listed below. Make check or money orders payable to BOA Editions. Do not pay by credit card.

Minimum of 48 pages, maximum of 100 pages of poetry. At least 11pt. font. Name address and telephone number must appear on the title or cover page of the manuscript. Do not send artwork or photographs. Typed or word-processed on standard white paper, on one side of the page only. Paginated consecutively with a table of contents. Bound with a spring clip (no paperclips, please). Attach publications acknowledgments if any. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript. Do not send by FedEx or UPS.
Electronic and fax submissions will not be accepted. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted. Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify BOA Editions immediately, by mail in an envelope, (not a postcard or email), if a manuscript is accepted by another publisher. Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication. Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript. Manuscripts mailed from foreign countries risk not being received before final selections have been made.

Send manuscript in a plain or padded envelope. Please no boxes. For notification of competition results, include a business-size SASE. Keep a copy of your manuscript, as manuscripts will not be returned. We advise that you send your manuscript by first class or priority mail.

The winner will be announced in March 2008.
Honorarium will be awarded within two weeks of a signed contract between the winner and BOA Editions.
Winning manuscript will be published in March 2009, in an original paperback edition in the [A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series].
The winner will retain full copyright of his or her work.
The paper from all manuscripts will be recycled after the winner is announced.
BOA Editions assumes no responsibility for loss of manuscripts.

Send manuscripts, postmarked between August 1, and November 30, 2007, to:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
PO Box 40490
Rochester, NY 14604

CW Job in Hawai’i

5 November 2007

Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, is searching for a full-time Assistant Professor in English with the ability to teach courses in composition, fiction writing, and literature beginning Fall 2008. Teaching load is 4/4.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D or M.F.A.; a strong commitment to teaching excellence; and an established record of teaching and scholarship. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Please send letter of application, official transcripts, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation that include an assessment of the candidate’s teaching to: Hawai’i Pacific University, Human Resources, 1136 Union Mall, Suite 208. Honolulu, HI 96813. Fax: (808) 544-1192. Email: Application deadline: December 1, 2007. HPU is an equal opportunity employer.