27
Sep 13

A Job in Rochester, NY

Writers & Books is looking to fill the position of Director of Adult Programs. The position involves planning and overseeing Writers & Books’ adult classes/workshops as well as author readings, lectures and other literary events. Application Deadline: Oct. 11, 2013. This is a half time, salaried, exempt position. Read more.


27
Sep 13

Editorial position in Omaha, Nebraska

The Backwaters Press, a nonprofit publishing company in Omaha, Nebraska, is looking for “an editor and jack-of-all-trades interested in working with an active Board of Directors to continue the Backwaters tradition.” Note that this is an unpaid position, with a non-profit entity. Read more.


27
Sep 13

Blogging opportunity

Literary magazine Ardor is looking for guest writers to contribute articles to their blog:  “Articles should be on a topic of interest to our readers. These topics may include submission advice, writing tips, stories of managing and coping with rejection, book reviews, response to and commentary on work which has been published in ARDOR, etc.” Read more.


27
Sep 13

Internship Opportunity: Narrative

Narrative is currently seeking internship candidates to assist with production of the magazine, including editorial and technical tasks, public outreach, and other programs. Narrative is located in San Francisco and needs local interns but, as a Internet-based, digital publication, also works with interns in various locations. The full description is available here.

26
Sep 13

Personal Statements and More

Sometime last winter, the wonderful writer Brian Evenson, who also happens to be the director of the Creative Writing program at Brown, posted on his Facebook page an 11-point list, Advice for Future MFA Applicants. “Please feel free to steal, revise, mutilate, or dispute,” he wrote, so I saved it and indeed shared it with my Creative Writing students that semester.

Just the other day someone contacted me about crafting a personal statement for an MFA application and I went looking for this list on my very cluttered computer. Fortunately, though, Los Angeles Times were clever enough to publish it on their site. So here it is, available to all prospective MFA applicants.


24
Sep 13

Internship Opportunity: Nouvella

Nouvella, an independent publisher dedicated to novellas by emerging authors, is looking for a PR intern.


24
Sep 13

Job Opportunity: The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults, is looking for an Adult Education Manager. See the job description here.


23
Sep 13

Career Prospects

Not surprisingly, on the heels of the MFA-program queries, come questions about jobs. What types of careers, students ask, can these programs prepare me for.

The short answer, of course, is that MFA programs aren’t really meant to prepare you for a job market. Continue reading →


22
Sep 13

The MFA question

It’s that time of year. College seniors begin to contemplate their future, and the questions about MFA programs begin to pour in. Some students have done quite a bit of research already, while others seem to know almost nothing. So naturally I end up scrambling for good links and old handouts with articles, tables, and FAQs.

So here’s something to start with — Continue reading →


18
Sep 13

Post-MFA Resources

Here’s another treasure, which I only discovered today: a site, created by the wonderful Erika Meitner, that brings together all sorts of useful post-MFA resources, including fellowships, residencies, academic and non-academic jobs, additional degrees, and international opportunities. Even though it’s aimed primarily at MFA students/grads, the site will be useful to writers who are not in an MFA program yet and/or not planning to go to one.


17
Sep 13

Writing Opportunities on CRWROPPS

Sometime last spring, I subscribed again to the CRWROPPS-B group/mailing list (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/crwropps-b/info). It’s got a wealth of information for writers. To avoid dozens of e-mails in my mailbox I get a daily digest. I think in its early days, the list mainly had posts on writing contests. Now you get calls for regular submissions (to literary magazines and anthologies) and even posts about job openings. Just to give you an example, today’s digest includes an assistant professor in poetry job at SUNY Geneseo and a three-year fiction job at College of Wooster. This is one of the best and long-standing resources for writers that I know of.


17
Sep 13

What This Blog Is About

I’ve attempted a regular personal blog before, years ago, and while it was a fun exercise, it also took up a lot of time. Time I don’t have at the moment. (I’m a slow writer.) These days any personal news I might want to share is likely to take form of a Facebook status update or, even better, a 140-character tweet.

So this so-called blog is/will be for something else. This is a space where I will post links to interesting articles on writing and books I come across; writing-related job openings I happen to hear about; information on literary magazines and MFA programs. I could do the same thing on Facebook or Twitter, but what I’m after is one central easy-to-access place where I can look things up and, more importantly, direct my students to.

At least that’s the idea. We’ll see how it plays out.


15
Sep 13

Job Opportunity at Grub Street

Job Opportunity in Boston: Part-time Cultural Literary District Coordinator

By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston was called “The Athens of America” because it was home to publishing powerhouses like Ticknor and Fields and Little Brown as well as some of the most enduring writers in our history, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Washington Street was a mecca of magazine and journal publishing. Writing published in Boston contributed to both the development of literature and to social justice in the United States. Today, our city is undergoing a literary renaissance. Continue reading →