Archive for December, 2011

Opportunity: Emerging Writer Lecturer

December 14, 2011

This opportunity comes to us via It may be the perfect spot for a Wilkes graduate!

Institution: Gettysburg College
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Category: Faculty – Liberal Arts – English and Literature
Posted: 11/29/2011 
Application Due: 01/27/2012
Type: Full Time (one-year appointment)

Department of English – Emerging Writer Lecturer

One-year appointment, beginning August 2012, 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 to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. 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, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and 10-page writing sample to: Emerging Writer Lectureship, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by January 27, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Do not send entire monographs, books, etc.

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:
Emerging Writer Lectureship
Department of English
Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Campus Box 397
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 337-6750
Fax: (717) 337-8551
TDD: (717) 337-6833

opportunity: work for Sibling Rivalry Press

December 7, 2011

Curious what it’s like to be on the inside? Have an interest in polishing your professional skills with hands-on experience? This opportunity might just be for you. Sibling Rivalry Press has an opening for Associate Editor of Marketing, as detailed on their website. Here’s what they have to say: 

Want to join the SRP team? We’re looking for an Associate Editor of Marketing. 

Responsibilities: Keep SRP titles in the public conversation by securing reviews, blog features, press features, interviews, and readings for all authors and titles. Establish and maintain relationships with bloggers, reviewers, librarians, and bookstores owners. Promote SRP titles and Assaracus subscriptions to colleges and universities.  Grow relationships with community and nonprofit organizations whose missions sync with our own. 

Estimate of Time Required: Approximately three to four hours per week, including a ten-minute weekly phone call with the publisher. 

What YOU Get: 1) The thrill of being personally involved in the expansion of a small press that – we hope – is making a difference worldwide. 2) A cool title to add to your résumé. 3)  Most small presses offer unpaid internships or solicit volunteers. However, we think it’s more fun to get paid for your work. We can offer $100.00 per quarter in exchange for your time, effort, and dedication. 4) A foot in the door of an expanding company. 5) Free SRP books (Hey – you have to know what you’re marketing). 6) The ability to steer the SRP ship into more competitive waters. 7) SRP business cards with your name on them. (Hey, that’s pretty neat, right?) 

How YOU Get It: Write a letter outlining why you want the gig, what you’d do with it, why you’re the right choice, and why you want to be a part of Sibling Rivalry Press.  Email said letter to  Knowledge of our target markets, reviewers, bookstores, etc. is a plus, but all this can be learned if you’re willing to jump in headfirst.  The only requirement is that you believe in Sibling Rivalry Press and want to be a part of the family. Basically MARKET yourself to us. 

When YOU Get It:  We’ll accept applications through December 15, 2011.  We’ll make our decision shortly thereafter. The position begins on or about January 1, 2012. 

Diversity (of thought, race, gender, sexuality, experience, literary taste, hair color, height, favorite movie) welcome.


Sibling Rivalry Press is a small publishing house based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. For more info on the position and SRP, visit