Just a quick reminder that there is a Poor Yorick meeting this Monday (March 10) at 3:30 p.m. At the meeting Melissa and possibly Jeannette (via Skype) will be sharing their experiences at AWP. All our welcome to attend. Please note that instead of our normal meeting place we will be meeting in HI206. I hope to see you there!
The University of New Hampshire’s Department of English invites applications for a full-time one-year benefits eligible lectureship in composition for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are seeking applicants whose backgrounds include expertise in first-year writing with an additional specialty in one or more of the following: persuasive writing, creative nonfiction, and multi-modal composition. The position has a 3-3 teaching load.
Required: Successful candidates must have an M.F.A. in writing, a Ph.D. in composition, or M.A. in Composition-Rhetoric or related discipline in hand by September 1, 2014; minimum of three years post-secondary teaching experience in composition; and evidence of effective teaching.
To Apply: Interested individuals should submit online the following materials: a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts and writing sample.
Also include: Three (3) letters of recommendation about teaching ability. They can be sent confidentially via email to Ms. Sabina Foote (Sabina.Foote@unh.edu).
All application materials must be submitted online https://jobs.usnh.edu by March 31, 2014 to receive full consideration.
I want to share my AWP experience. Becca had shared hers in the past (thank you), and that is the reason I decided to end up going this year for Poor Yorick. First of all, being a part of Poor Yorick continues to get better. Being at AWP and talking with people about the journal and hearing genuine responses of interest in the unique mission we have was awesome. The experience of running a journal, and particularly the value of meeting and interviewing artists and writers who are so passionate about their work is something I may have missed out on. Being able to represent the journal at the conference, sitting at a table in the Bookfair was really such a great experience. Second, being at a writing conference, immersed in a conference center holding all of that creative energy- I almost burst. While there, I wrote several new poems, submitted my poetry to several places, gathered new ideas to write about, collected many journals/books (almost all free!)… I actually had trouble reintegrating back here because well, quite honestly, being a poet out there was, hmmm, valued? What’s the word? I felt like a rock star. And lastly, it gave me a chance to bond with the program. I was with Jeannette at the conference (for literally 5 days straight including when I changed seats with someone on the plane to be next to her on the final leg of the trip!), Brian was there (thank you for going so PY staff could go!), we saw several people affiliated with the program (Hi Nick, thanks for your ideas for PY!), were in constant communication with many of you (thanks Erik and Dana for constantly checking in!) via text, email, FB… Great experience, both Poor Yorick and AWP.
From the editor-in-chief of 3Elements Review:
My name is Mikaela Shea and I’m the editor-in-chief of 3Elements Review, a themed literary journal.
I am writing to ask if you would please forward this email to your professors, graduate, and undergraduate students, as we are looking for submissions for our fourth issue, due June 1.
For each issue, we require that all three of the current elements be in the piece of writing. The current elements are carnival, residue, and maudlin, as stated on our website. Our submission guidelines can be viewed here: 3Element’s Guidelines
Our journal features award-winning fiction writers, poets, and artists, as well as emerging writers.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@3elementsreview).
Thank you for taking the time to read this and forward it on.
Today is the last day to sign up for my “Art of Blurb Writing Class.” The classes focuses on using the 3 act structure to write the synopsis paragraph of a query or the blurb of a self published book. Using this method, I queried with a 50% full request rate, and my self published Marlowe Girls series were category bestsellers for inspirational romance. It’s also a crash course in plot. You can sign up here.
AWP 2014 is this week. Who else from WestConn is going? I’ll be giving a talk on the following panel:
F156 Give Me Your Vampires, Your Fae, Your Bulbous Alien Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
Room LL4, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Realist and experimental fiction writers often express nervousness about allowing their undergraduates to submit fantasy and science fiction to workshop. Some go so far as to ban such work outright, a tactic that can defuse young writers’ enthusiasm. Join writers whose work has appeared in both literary and genre publications as they discuss how a successful undergraduate workshop can include teaching serious genre fiction.
We are currently collecting contact information from all graduates of the WCSU MFA Program for the MFA Alumni Writer’s Cooperative (the new alumni group). Please respond ASAP to email@example.com with your current mailing address, the best phone number to reach you, and the best email address (if different from the one you’re replying from).