Archive for November 14th, 2007

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