Archive for November 27th, 2007

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.