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Friday, January 15, 2010

1 Contest, 1 Job, 1 Residency

Press 53 Open Awards Writing Contest Deadline Extended to March 3. We realize now that we made a strategic mistake in moving the deadline up this year for the Press 53 Open Awards, so we are returning to the March 31 deadline we used for our first two years. Six categories, six industry-professional judges, six beautiful etched-glass awards, and 16 opportunities for publication. Visit www.press53.com/OpenAwards_2010.html for entry details.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Full-time. Application Review Begins: January 25, 2010. The English Department seeks to foster the writing culture of Whitworth University by stressing writing in all courses, cultivating a sensitivity to language, its power and complexity, and a commitment to training good writers through working cooperatively with the Whitworth Writing Center. We are seeking evidence of exceptional teaching and significant publication in Creative Nonfiction. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in a second genre in creative writing, and in composition. Teaching load: three courses in Fall, one course in compressed January Term, three courses in Spring; courses taught will include Creative Nonfiction, Intro to Creative Writing, Composition, and possibly a topic of the candidate's choosing. More information at www.whitworth.edu/Administration/HumanResources/Pdf/EnglishFacultyCreativeWriting.pdf.

Writers’ Residency Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its 2010 season. Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately
90 miles south of
Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 32-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths. A limited number of one-week residencies are available for September 3-10 and October 1-8. All lodging and food is included. Writers must reside in the Midwest region or have some Midwest connection. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2010, to be considered. Decisions will be announced on or around July 1st. All submissions are peer reviewed by three person panel. For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our Web site or contact us at writersintheheartland@gmail.com.


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