Archive for May, 2012

poetry contest: The MacGuffin

May 30, 2012

It’s not too late to enter The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poet Hunt Contest judged by Dorianne Laux!

The author of the winning poem will receive $500.

Two honorable mentions will be awarded as well.

All entrants receive one free copy of the Winter 2013 issue of The MacGuffin.

Please send up to five poems, an index card with your contact information and poem titles, and a check or money order for $15 (made out to Schoolcraft College) to:

The MacGuffin • Schoolcraft
College • 18600 Haggerty Rd. • Livonia, MI 48152.

More info at http://www.macguffin.org.

Postmark deadline: June 4.

Complete guidelines at:
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

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Wilkes seeks low-res Associate Director

May 23, 2012

Wilkes University invites applicants for an Associate Director in the Graduate Writing Program beginning July 2012.

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education with approximately 2,400 undergraduate students & over 3,000 graduate students FTEs. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a mid-sized city within two & one-half hours driving distance of New York City & Philadelphia. For more information about Wilkes University, please visit www.Wilkes.edu.

The Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing offers a Master of Arts & Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the following areas: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, & playwriting. This low residency program is one of the largest in the country with students & faculty from 34 states. The office also hosts & supports Etruscan Press & SenArt Films projects.

The successful candidate is responsible for marketing, advising, fund-raising, program & curriculum development, recruiting, & program administration. A Master of Fine Arts or PhD with a creative dissertation is required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in recruiting, program marketing, IT social media, online teaching, & course development experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & experience.

To apply send Curriculum Vitae, letter of interest, education philosophy statement, & references by May 20, 2012 to: Wilkes University, Associate Director Search, Reference # S00601, P.O. Box 3924, Scranton, PA 18505-0924. To apply by email, send application materials as listed above to: eapply@wilkes.edu. Include the reference # on the mailing envelope, or in the email subject line.

Indicate in your letter where you found out about the position vacancy. Please make sure to include the reference # or the application will not be processed. Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community & to enhance its capacity to value & capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

The Black River Chapbook Competition

May 16, 2012

The Black River Chapbook Competition

Deadline: May 31, 2012

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short stories or poems. Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication. Previous winners of The Black River Chapbook Competition include Helen Marie Casey, Frank Montesonti, D. E. Fredd, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Tina Egnoski, T. J. Beitelman, David Rigsbee, Lisa Fay Coutley, Amelia Martens, Charlotte Pence, Russel Swensen, and Nick McRae.

How to Enter

Please follow this link for information on how to submit your manuscript for The Black River Chapbook Competition.

The deadline for submissions is May 31.

2012 Emerging Writers Getaway Contest

May 9, 2012

 

The Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association presents
Pulitzer Prize winning author William Dietrich

as final judge of their 2012 Emerging Writers Getaway Contest!

Click HERE to submit and for more details.

Contest Category

 2012:   Fiction – Novel Length

Schedule

Open for submissions: Feb. 15, 2012
Closed for submissions: May 15, 2012
Finalists Notified: June 26, 2012
Finalists’ Provide Full Manuscript: June 29, 2012
Winners Announced: August 5, 2012


Awards and Benefits

Ten finalists’ entries will be read and judged by Pulitzer Prize winner William Dietrich.

Additionally, Andrea Hurst Literary Management is offering the winning entry a full read/critique (as well as possible representation or referral).  The second and third place winners will also receive agent responses (from Andrea Hurst Literary Management) to their synopses, complete with critique/suggestions.

The names and novel titles to the top ten finalists will be posted on the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association website on June 23, 2012.

The top ten entries will receive two critiques of their entry by members of the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association.

Awards will be given as follows:

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

 

Entries must be RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2012.

Read all the details and guidelines at http://www.whidbeymfaalumni.org/?page_id=862.

Job Opp: Wilkes low-res Associate Director

May 2, 2012

 

Wilkes University invites applicants for an Associate Director in the Graduate Writing Program beginning July 2012.

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education with approximately 2,400 undergraduate students & over 3,000 graduate students FTEs. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a mid-sized city within two & one-half hours driving distance of New York City & Philadelphia. For more information about Wilkes University, please visit www.Wilkes.edu.

The Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing offers a Master of Arts & Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the following areas: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, & playwriting. This low residency program is one of the largest in the country with students & faculty from 34 states. The office also hosts & supports Etruscan Press & SenArt Films projects.

The successful candidate is responsible for marketing, advising, fund-raising, program & curriculum development, recruiting, & program administration. A Master of Fine Arts or PhD with a creative dissertation is required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in recruiting, program marketing, IT social media, online teaching, & course development experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & experience.

To apply send Curriculum Vitae, letter of interest, education philosophy statement, & references by May 20, 2012 to: Wilkes University, Associate Director Search, Reference # S00601, P.O. Box 3924, Scranton, PA 18505-0924. To apply by email, send application materials as listed above to: eapply@wilkes.edu. Include the reference # on the mailing envelope, or in the email subject line.

Indicate in your letter where you found out about the position vacancy. Please make sure to include the reference # or the application will not be processed. Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community & to enhance its capacity to value & capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.