Internships: Ink & Paper Group

Fall internship opportunities

Ink & Paper Group, LLC, has the following internships available for fall term. In general, these internships are unpaid but negotiable in duration and hours, in accordance with academic or personal requirements.


Editorial interns begin with acquisitions work (reader’s reviews, acceptance & rejection letters, tipsheets, proposals, etc.) and in-house editing needs for documents and Web content. Interns will then move on to a primary editorial project, usually book-length. Interns work directly with our editor in chief and, as needed, with individual editors or publishers for specific imprints. The type of work (developmental, copyediting, proofreading, etc.) as well as the intern's schedule and skill level will help dictate the breadth and depth of work. Interns will be credited as Associate Editor in published works.


Marketing interns will help create strategies for existing titles and incoming acquisitions, Responsibilities will include development of internal and external documents such as marketing plans, implementation plans, booksheets, author bios, etc. In addition, marketing interns will gain experience and confidence that will result in successful and rewarding communications with authors, bookstores, media, and fellow industry professionals.


Design interns are given specific design tasks, which may include book projects, marketing materials, Web design, or other projects as needed. Design interns must be familiar with a variety of software programs, including the Adobe Creative Suite (knowledge of InDesign is a must). The type of work as well as the intern’s schedule and skill level will help dictate the breadth and depth of work. Interns will be credited for their involvement in published works.

Assistant Publisher - Dame Rocket Press, Bowler Hat Comics, Three Muses Press

Gain experience in all areas of publishing (editing, design, marketing) as they relate to the specific imprints. Work directly with the publishers, with emphasis on project management, development of the imprint, and preparation of future projects.


Business intern will assist our CEO and COO with business organization as well as operational and finance tasks. The primary needs are capital procurement, recordkeeping, and integration into the broader local business community. www.inkandpapergroup.com

If interested in any of these internships, please contact:

Linda Meyer, COO




Job: Writer for Central City Concern (nonprofit)

Central City Concern is a non-profit social service and housing agency whose mission is to provide pathways to self-sufficiency through active intervention in homelessness. CCC provides many services, such as chemical dependency treatment, employment services, housing, medical services, and other related services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. A drug and alcohol-free workplace is essential in supporting individuals in recovery, and in providing a safe, healthy, and productive environment for employees. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.


Title: Writer


Reports to: Director, Community Partnerships and Strategic Development

Description of Duties:
Write copy for annual campaigns, donor newsletters, annual and other reports, brochures, web site, press releases, solicitations, donor acknowledgements and other documents as needed.
Write grant proposals to private foundations, corporations and/or other organizations. Assist agency staff in responding to government requests for proposals (RFPs).
Do research, interview subjects, and gather of information needed for the writing of proposals, RFP’s, reports and other publications
Maintain system for keeping track of foundation, government, corporate and other organization's proposal deadlines, guidelines and reporting requirements.
Lay out documents for production.
Oversee production of in-house publications
Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing skills
Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated proficiency in use of computer software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and In Design
Ability to establish effective working relationships with peers and superiors, including Board of Directors and the general public

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Marketing, or related fields preferred.
Experience in writing and publications
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

Central City Concern
232 NW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 294-1681 Phone
(503) 294-4321 Fax

Attention Applicants: You may apply in person, by mail, or by email.
When applying, please include job title and a completed CCC
application form.

Download application here.


Workshop: The Nature of Words - Central Oregon (Nov. 1-4)

The Nature of Words -- Fostering an appreciation of the literary arts.

The Nature of Words, Central Oregon’s premier literary event, annually showcases acclaimed authors and poets whose writing deals primarily, but not exclusively, with the literal and metaphorical Western landscape. Scheduled for November 1-4, 2007, participants in the long weekend can choose from author readings, workshops, and panel discussions.

The Nature of Words showcases acclaimed writers in fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry. The festival also includes an awards event for winners of the Rising Star competition for high school- and college-age writers. Venues include:

Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards for Young Writers – October 31, 7:00 p.m., Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Library Rotunda – free to the public.
Guest Author Readings and Book Signings – November 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m., Tower Theatre.
VIP Reception – November 2, 6:00 p.m., Umpqua Bank, downtown Bend.
Guest Author Workshops – November 2 and 3, morning and afternoon, Oregon State University (OSU)/Cascades Campus and COCC Library.
Dinner and Guest Author Panel Discussion – November 3, 6:30 p.m., High Desert Museum.
Open Mic – November 4, 11:00 a.m., Deschutes Public Library, Brooks Room – free to the public.
The guest author line-up includes:


Debra Magpie Earling, American Book Award author of Perma Red, and included in many anthologies including Song of the Turtle; Contemporary Short Stories Celebrating Women; Circle of Women; and Talking Leaves: An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Short Stories.

Craig Johnson, mystery writer and Wyoming rancher, author of Cold Dish; Death Without Company, selected by Booklist as one of the top-ten mysteries of 2006;, and Kindness Goes Unpunished, which went into its second printing on its release day, March 15, 2007.

Benjamin Percy, short story writer and former Central Oregonian, author of The Language of Elk, and the soon-to-be-released Pushcart Prize winning collection Refresh, Refresh, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the most anticipated books of the fall season.

Literary Nonfiction

Timothy Egan, National Book Award winner for The Worst Hard Time, author of The Good Rain and Lasso the Wind and national correspondent for The New York Times, where he was a member of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize winning team for a series on race in America..

Kathleen Dean Moore, 2005 Oregon Book Award for The Pine Island Paradox, and author of Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water and Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World..


Ted Kooser, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Delights and Shadows, immediate past US Poet Laureate, and author of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison and Weather Central.

Pattiann Rogers, author of Firekeeper, Selected Poems, winner of the 2005 Lannan Award for Poetry, Generations, and Song of the World Becoming, New and Collected Poems, 1981-2001.

Guest author-led workshops will cover an array of topics including:

Timothy Egan – Of Time and Place
Debra Magpie Earling – Match Strike Stories: Lists and Story Scenarios
Heather Vogel Frederick – Borrowed Fire: Getting to the Heart of Character
Craig Johnson – Mapping the Novel: Location, Location, Location
Ted Kooser – Out of the Ordinary
Kathleen Dean Moore – The Nature Essay: Practicing the Osprey’s Art
Benjamin Percy – Voices
Pattiann Rogers – Writing Outside the Box

More information is available at www.thenatureofwords.org, via info@thenatureofwords.org or by calling 541.330.4381 or 541.480.3933.


Job: Assistant Professor Creative Writing/Nonfiction - Washburn University, KS


The English Department at Washburn University is seeking a Creative Nonfiction writer to join a vital writing program, with well-published colleagues in fiction and poetry. Applicant must have MFA or PhD by date of hire, as well as publications in literary nonfiction. Writers with the MA degree will be considered if accompanied by a significant publication record. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active writing program are essential, as are willingness to advise and mentor students and assist with visiting writers. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 100 English majors, 50 of whom take the writing emphasis. New hire will teach four courses per semester in Creative Nonfiction, Publication Lab, Reading for Writers, Creative Writing and Composition, and others as appropriate. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation by October 29, 2007, to Professor Thomas Fox Averill, Department of English, Washburn University , 1700 College, Topeka , KS 66621 . tom.averill@washburn.edu For more information about Washburn University, see www.washburn.edu. To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an EOE. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Contest: Hugo Genre Competiton - Hauntings (Deadline Oct. 15)

From the Richard Hugo House, a writing center in Seattle:


From “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” to the ghost of Hamlet's father to the movie “Poltergeist,” popular culture—of every era and in every corner of the world—has a preoccupation with hauntings. Whether communicating through static on a TV screen or encouraging Hamlet to investigate a “murder most foul,” the supernatural has a grip on our imagination in very real ways. Yet hauntings aren't supernatural by definition. In Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the hallucination of an eye drives a man to murder, and in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” it is the inner demons that haunt the protagonist most. Lingering terror can be found in an ominous past, present or future; at a crossroads; near woods; or inside our own fears.

For this installment of the Hugo Genre Competitions, we are looking for stories reflecting the theme “Hauntings,” using one of the three prompts below as a starting point:

Time: The present is haunted by the aura of our pasts, our futures, and the looming presence of experiences, memories and fantasies that may not even be our own. In Shirley Jackson's “The Haunting of Hill House,” Eleanor falls so hard for Hill House and its history of violence and insanity that when she's forced to leave, she kills herself. In Ambrose Bierce's “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the story of a doomed soldier relies upon a structural pastiche of time to haunt us with the question of what is real. How can time, from the murky depths of the past to the impending doom of the future, haunt us?

Space: Places, such as the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining,” the Lutz's house in Amityville, or even Richard Hugo House's basement, stir sensations that drive us to the borders of rational understanding. We are especially drawn to isolated locales, where terrible things happen that we can merely record, powerless to do much more. Think Flannery O'Connor's short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the original serial killer tale, which takes place along the edge of a rural road, or the terrifying experiment that was H.G. Wells' “The Island of Dr. Moreau.” What is it about a space that conjures dread and doubt? Is it our helplessness against chaos? The randomness of violence? Our inability to control our own landscapes?

Mind: Consciously and unconsciously, we are haunted by our fears and desires. In L. Ron Hubbard's “Fear,” the story of a professor searching for an hour of life he can't recall horrifies the reader with the demons his search reveals—or is the main character simply haunted by demons from his own mind? H.P. Lovecraft, whose characters struggled as much with their own sanity as with any external threat, writes, “The true weird tale has something more than secret murder, bloody bones or a sheeted form clanking chains…A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with seriousness and portentousness…of that more terrible conception of the human brain—a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature, which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos.” What is it about our fears and desires that haunts us? Which ones are so powerful they push us over the edge?

Submissions must be received by October 15. Winner receives a $250 prize and the opportunity to read at the Hugo Genre Reading on October 31 at 7 p.m. at Richard Hugo House. Two runners-up will be asked to read an excerpt from their stories as well.

By submitting, entrants agree to be present for the reading if selected as a winner or runner-up.

Winner and runners-up will be announced October 23, 2007.

Manuscript Requirements:
Please send a $5 entry fee. We can accept cash or a check/money order to Richard Hugo House. You may enter as many times as you'd like as long as you pay an entry fee for each story.

Manuscripts must be under 5,000 words and should be double-spaced with one-inch margins and in 12-point type. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Include one cover sheet with story title, author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The story title should appear on the first page of the manuscript. Please number your pages.

Send a total of three copies of your manuscript and one copy of your cover sheet to:

c/o Chris Leasure
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
We cannot return manuscripts, so please keep a copy!
You must live in WA, OR, MT or ID.

Questions? Contact Chris Leasure: development@hugohouse.org

Job: 2008-09 Fiction/Nonfiction Visiting Professor (Gettysburg, PA)


One-year appointment as a sabbatical replacement, beginning August 2008, for a fiction/nonfiction writer with demonstrated expertise in both genres to teach three courses per semester ("Introduction to Creative Writing" and advanced writing courses in memoir, personal essay, and fiction writing) and assist with departmental writing activities. The individual will provide support for the Writing House, the College's residential program for students interested in writing, by administering a reading series and directing one field trip. The individual will also serve as advisor to the Mercury, the College's student literary magazine. M.A. or M.F.A., teaching experience, and book publication required. Competitive Salary.

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.

To apply, send letter of application, c.v., the names of three references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to: Prof. Jack Ryan, Chair, Department of English, Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by November 16, 2007.

Events: Diana Abu-Jaber @ Cafe Banned (Oct. 6)

Café Banned
On Sat. Oct. 6th at 2 p.m. join us for Café Banned, a celebration of the freedom to read at the Central Library, in the U.S. Bank room. Writers Margie Boule, Diana Abu-Jaber and Marc Actio will talk about what freedom of expression means to them. This is in celebration of the American Library Association's Banned Books week. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Also at the Central Library...
Keep Portland Weird: a community festival - Oct. 20th, from 12-4 at the Central Library, 801 SW 10th.
Portland is full of passionate people, pursing interesting and sometimes odd pastimes. Join us as a variety of organizations tell us what they do and why they do it. Free ukulele lessons, bellydancing performance, yoga demonstration, crafting and more. Groups attending include the Portland Robotics Society, Free Geek, City Repair, SCRAP and the IPRC, GoBiodiesel, the Portland Cacophony Society, the Old Library Studio, MakeMusicPDX, the Portland Science Fiction Society, the Portland Regency Society, Wild Food Adventures, Growing Gardens Chicken Keepers, Portland Ukulele Association, the Urban Berbers, the Portland Calligraphy Society, and featuring a special performance by the band Sneakin' Out (www.sneakinout.com). Free. More information at www.multcolib.org/events/kpw.html

Contest: The 2007 Mid-American Review (Deadline Oct.1)

The 2007 Mid-American Review

Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award
Creative Nonfiction Award
James Wright Poetry Award

1st Prize, each genre: $1000 + Publication
Four Finalists: Notation + Possible Publication

Guidelines Postmark deadline: Oct. 1, 2007. $10 entry fee (check or money order, made out to Mid-American Review) for each set of three poems or each story/essay up to 6,000 words. For previously unpublished work only. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for early results. All participants will receive MAR v. XXVIII, no. 2, where the winners will be published. Open to all writers not associated, past or present, with respective judge or MAR. Judges decisions are final.

Mid-American Review
Department of English, Box W
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green OH 43403

Readings: Poets B.T. Shaw and Dan Kaplan (Sept. 26)

Poets B. T. Shaw and Dan Kaplan will read September 26, 7 p.m., at the Multnomah County Library in Northwest Portland, 2300 NW Thurman.

B.T. Shaw edits the Poetry column for The Oregonian and teaches writing and literature at Portland State University and University of Portland, as well as through Writers in the Schools. Her work is in the most recent Seattle Review and will appear in the autumn 2007 Field.

Kaplan is the author of BILL'S FORMAL COMPLAINT, which will be published by The National Poetry Review Press in 2008. He also has a chapbook, SKIN, published in 2005. Kaplan was formerly editor of the BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW. He teaches poetry writing at Portland State University.


Reading: Poets Michael Ryan and Doreen Gildroy @ PSU (Oct. 10)

Poets Michael Ryan and Doreen Gildroy will read on Wednesday, October 10th at 7p.m., at Portland State University, Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, Room 333. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information: litac@pdx.edu

***FREE***Coffee, tea and books for sale!

Doreen Gildroy's first book, The Little Field of Self (The University of Chicago Press, 2002), won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. Her second book, Human Love, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Slate, TriQuarterly, and many other magazines.

Michael Ryan is Professor of English and Creative Writing at University of California, Irvine. He taught previously at the University of Iowa, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He has written four books of poems, an autobiography, a memoir, and a collection of essays about poetry and writing. His New and Selected Poems was published by Houghton Mifflin and won the 2005 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His work has also won the Lenore Marshall Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, among many other distinctions, and his poems and essays have appeared regularly in The American Poetry Review, The Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, and many other magazines and anthologies over the last thirty-five years.

Reading: Novelist Orhan Pamuk (Oct.16)

Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk will commence the 2007-2008 Portland Arts & Lectures series on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are available for $26 at www.literary-arts.org or 503.227.2583.

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has published seven internationally-acclaimed novels that have been translated into more than 40 languages. Pamuk's latest novel, Snow (2006), follows a poet through the streets of a small Turkish town. Other works include My Name is Red (2001), which depicts Istanbul of the 16th century and his latest book, a collection of essays, Other Colors (2007).

Pamuk's efforts to describe Turkey's struggle between tradition and modernization earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. The judges praised him for discovering "new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." Pamuk currently serves on faculty at Columbia University, splitting his time between New York and Turkey.

Class: Writing and Publishing Science Fiction (Sept. 29)

Oregon Writers Colony is sponsoring a class with Steve Perry, Saturday, September 29th, in the Beaverton area. You'll be given the location when you sign up. This is your opportunity to learn more about writing and publishing science fiction and fantasy. For information about Steve, go here. For more info about the class e-mail Jan Bear at janbear@aracnet.com, or Martha Miller at mattie@chantiquesltd.com. For registration, www.oregonwriterscolony.org.

Writing Circle: Women Writing for (a) Change

Women Writing for (a) Change "brings words to women and the words of women to the world." Eight week series of writing circles begin Thursday, September 27 , 7-9:30 p.m. at University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Cost $150. FREE sampler workshops available. For more information or to register go to www.womenwritingwest.com. E-mail info@womenwritingwest.com or phone Karen Waters at 360-301-5738.

For more information about the Women Writing for (a) Change movement go to www.womenwriting.org. Please join us and experience the safe and supportive environment that will inspire writing, careful listening and respect for each woman's words.

Submissions: Salt Hill (Deadline April 1)

Salt Hill Call for Submissions

Salt Hill is published by a group of writers affiliated with the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University. We are currently looking for contributors to add to our 21st issue. The editors welcome submissions of poetry, prose, translations, reviews, essays, interviews and artwork submitted by April 1.

We do not accept electronic submissions.

We'd love to see your stuff. All we ask is that it's good. You could read an issue of Salt Hill to get a feel for what we like, or you could be James Joyce and send us your autograph. To submit address your work to the appropriate editor (poetry, fiction or nonfiction) at:
Salt Hill
Syracuse University
English Department
Syracuse, NY 13244


Job: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Purchase College (NY)

Creative Writing Job: State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2007

Description: The Creative Writing Board of Study offers an undergraduate major in Creative Writing. The new appointee will also contribute to other general education and interdisciplinary programs on campus, including new initiative designed to foster links between liberal arts and visual and performing arts programs on campus.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in Creative Writing as well as a significant record of publication and teaching experience. Applicants with a secondary expertise in another field (e.g., creative non-fiction, poetry, graphicnovel) are especially welcome. Starting date, Fall 2008.

To apply please reference job code: HUM091307.CW on subject line and/or letter of application along with resume.
Application Information Postal Address:
Aaron Sanders
Affirmative Action Office
SUNY Purchase
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Email Address: human.resources@purchase. edu


Job: USPS mail delivery contacts

From WEGO senior auditor Felix Gurley-Rimberg:

College student partner wanted for US Postal Service Rural Route afternoon mail delivery contracts in Clackamas / Damascus:
- these are not deliveries along highways
- patron’s mail is delivered to central mailbox units (16 customer slots to each free-standing stanchion)
- mailman exits vehicle, walks to the unit, and “shelves” six handfuls of pre-sorted mail
- each route requires one hour and each pays $20 per day
- one route scheduled for Noon to 1 pm; other route 2:30pm to 3:30 pm
- car and paid training furnished
- partner has choice of routes and choice of days

Prior to interview partner candidate hopefully will – by initial email response: certify 3 to 5 year clean driving experience;
certify that she/he can pass US Postal Inspector’s character and background check, be free of felony convictions and pass drug screening; provide at least three character references, phone numbers or email addresses; demonstrate how current living situation and working or school schedule is compatible with responsibilities as mid-morning or mid-afternoon letter carrier and submit one page resume.

Note: Existing US Postal Service employees, or family members are NOT eligible to work as contract substitute carrier.

Contact: Felix Gurley-Rimberg, 503-630-3560 (felixrim@comcast.net)

Contest: Isotope Editor's Prizes - Science Writing (Deadline Nov. 30)

2008 Editors’ Prizes
in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
September 1 - November 30, 2007

Isotope is looking for outstanding examples of literary nature and science writing. Below you will find our contest submission guidlines. Winners will receive publication and $300. All entrants will receive a subscription to Isotope and will also be considered for publication. Entrants will be notified in spring 2008.

Contest Guidelines

No more than 20 pages of prose (fiction or nonfiction),
standard font, double-spaced, normal margins.
1-5 poems, totaling not more than 10 pages, singlespaced,
no more than one poem per page.
Name should not appear on manuscript.
Include cover sheet with name, address, e-mail, phone
number(s), genre and titles of work submitted.
Include genre on outside of envelope.
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of results. You may also include a self-addressed,
stamped postcard to confirm receipt of your entry at the
Make check out to Isotope for $15 for your entry. You’ll
receive a discounted two-year subscription.
You may enter only one submission in each genre but
you may enter more than one genre.
Entries must be postmarked September 1 - November 30, 2007.
Note: Each entry requires the $15 fee, which will be credited to extended subscriptions if you enter two or three genres total.

Click here to pay fee online. (Please include a copy of your payment receipt with your mailed submission)

Send entries to:

Department of English
Utah State University
3200 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-3200

Manuscripts will not be returned. Those not selected will be recycled


$10 Year-Round Admission to Portland Art Museum

Year-round Admission for the Price of Lunch!
Portland Art Museum Offers College Students Easy Access to Art

College students now have greater access to the educational resources, galleries and special exhibitions (fees may apply) at the Portland Art Museum through the College Student Pass Program. The program, now in its second year, gives students one year of admission to the Museum for $10-the price of a single regular adult ticket. The College Student Pass can be purchased by any college or university student and is good from September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008.

With more than 40,000 objects in its permanent collection, including photography, prints and drawings, and American, European, Native American, Asian, Northwest, and modern and contemporary art, the Portland Art Museum offers students an in-depth, first-hand educational experience. The Museum is also home to the Anne and James F. Crumpacker Family Library, a unique resource for students with more than 33,000 non-circulating volumes on art history.

In addition to its resources and permanent galleries, the Museum also has lectures, tours, Midday Art Breaks, classes and other events throughout the year, many of which accompany special exhibitions. In September, the Museum will host a special lecture by Ursula von Rydingsvard (Sept. 16), internationally known for her massive cedar sculpture. In October, the Museum will welcome two new exhibitions: Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration (Oct. 6); and APEX: Ann Gale-an exhibition series showcasing artists from the Northwest-featuring work by Seattle figurative painter, Ann Gale (Oct. 13).

The College Student Pass can be purchased during regular business hours at the Museum box office any time during the year with valid student identification. Some special exhibition fees may apply. Students are required to present their school identification card along with their College Student Pass each time they visit the Portland Art Museum.

For more information, call 503-226-2811 or visit www.portlandartmuseum.org.

Sue's Graduation Sale!

Hi everyone,

I'm preparing for a mega-garage/estate sale, and above the items up
for grabs are items of PSU graduation regalia, including:

2 caps (mortarboard); 1 in perfect condition, $5, 1 with a gently
bent (and straightenable) corner, $3

1 BA gown, size 5'7" to 5'9"; worn once, perfect condition, $10
(regular price $16)

1 MA gown, size 5'7" to 5'9"; worn once, perfect condition, $10
(regular price $16)

If anyone's interested, please email me privately.

Sue Pesznecker


Scholarship: Shout It Out (Deadline Oct. 15)

The Shout It Out Scholarship
ScholarshipExperts.com is now accepting online applications
for the ScholarshipExperts.com Shout It Out Scholarship.
Five scholarship recipients will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Winners will be notified via email and/or postal mail on or around December 15th.

Applicants must:

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2012) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online short essay response (250 words or less) for the question: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?”
Application Deadline: October 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EDT

For details and complete rules, go to http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Congrats to New Dad Dave Devine!

Recent WEGO fiction graduate Dave Devine and his wife Eileen welcomed their first child, Conal Patrick Devine, on Monday, Sept. 3. At birth, Conal was 8 lbs 1oz and 21.5 inches long. Congrats Dave and Eileen!


Contest: The Long Story, International - Fiction (Deadline Dec. 15)

THE LONG STORY CONTEST, International (formerly The Long Fiction Contest, International), now in its 15th year, has become the premier competition for writers of stories that don't fit the conventional limits imposed by the economics of small press publishing. Named for A. E. Coppard, one of the leading British writers of the 1920's, whose first story was rejected only because it was too long--12,000 words--the contest attracts writers from all over the world. In order to acknowledge and encourage entries from outside the United States, the word International has been added to the title. All submissions must be in English and entry fee in U.S. dollars.

Contest Rules:
Manuscript Length: 8,000-14,000 words (30-50 pages double spaced).
Manuscript Genre: Single story (may have multi- parts or be a self-contained novel segment)
Deadline: December 15, 2007 postmark. Winner announced by May 30, 2008.
Award: 2008 A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction. Winner--$1000 and 25 copies, plus 10 press kits to news sources of choice. All entrants receive a copy of the prize chapbook.
Entry Fee: $15. US funds. Additional MSS in same envelope $10. US each. Check made out to WECSP. Entry fee is not refundable.
Format: Cover Page with Title, Name, Address, Phone, E-mail. Second Title Page, no name. No name on MS. Easy to read type or print, double spaced. Do not bind MS.
Judging: Blind judging. All stories coded before judging.
Judge: TBA
SASE for announcement only. Use #10 envelope. No manuscripts can be returned. They will be recycled.
Simultaneous Submissions OK. Multiple submissions are not a problem. Please let us know if story accepted elsewhere.
Unpublished (Previous publication of small parts of ms. OK with acknowledgments).
Published on the Internet is Published and cannot be considered.
NO Restrictions on style, method, or subject matter. We respect the full range of literary writing.

Mail to Long Story Contest, International
White Eagle Coffee Store Press
P.O. Box 383
Fox River Grove IL 60021
Use USPS First Class Mail.

Submissions: The Grotesque (Deadline Jan. 15)

Call for Submissions - The Grotesque: Hayden's Ferry Review is looking for prose, poetry, and visual art that explore the humanity, beauty, and reality of the literary grotesque - the monstrous, the unusual, the abnormal.

Please send to:
Hayden's Ferry Review (SS42)
Virginia G. Piper Center For Creative Writing
Box 875002
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-5002.
Postmark deadline: January 15, 2008.


Submissions: Crate (Deadline Jan. 30)

CRATE : Univeristy of California Riverside MFA Literary Magazine

CRATE submission guidelines:

This year's theme is Mirrors. Work submitted should reference the theme,
taken as literally or loosely as desired.

Poetry- up to five poems
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction- up to 25 pages, double spaced
Artwork- up to five images, please send clear digital files or 8 x 10 prints. Artwork will be returned, provided SASE and correct postage has been provided. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS

Please include a cover letter and, if possible, an email address for contact purposes. The deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2008. Submissions received past the deadline will be returned unread. At this time, we can not accept emailed submissions. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw if accepted elsewhere. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please allow at least four months after the deadline for responses.

If submitting for the Tomas Rivera Selection* please indicate in your cover letter. (Tomas Rivera, a Chicano poet and educator, was UCR's chancellor from 1979 to 1984. He was the first Hispanic Chancellor in the UC system, and also, at 43, the youngest person ever appointed to lead a UC campus. In addition to his academic work, Tomas Rivera provided much support and encouragement to new writers and artists in the community at large. He died in 1984 after a heart attack. The selection is chosen in homage to Tomas Rivera.)

Please mail your submissions to:

University of California, Riverside
Creative Writing Department
900 University Ave, 1607 HMNSS
Riverside, California 92521

Contest: Writing It Real Personal Essay (Deadline Dec. 1)

Personal Essay Contest: Writing It Real

Sheila Bender's Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from personal experience, announces its Fall, 2007 Personal Essay Contest:


1st prize: $150 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software or a copy of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays by Sheila Bender.
2nd prize: $75 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software or a copy of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays by Sheila Bender.
3rd prize: $50 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software or a copy of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays by Sheila Bender.

10 Honorable Mentions will receive a detailed written response from Sheila Bender via email.
The top 3 essays will be also published in Writing It Real (with permission of the author).

All entrants will receive, in addition to consideration for the contest, a 6-month subscription to Writing It Real, our online magazine. We will start six-month subscriptions or extend current subscriptions when we receive and process the $15 contest reading fee.

Contest Rules
Entries must be postmarked or electronically submitted by December 1, 2007. We accept unpublished personal essays of up to ten double-spaced pages (12 Point Times New Roman or Courier) on any theme. All winners will be announced via email by December 25, 2007.
Electronic submissions can be made using the form online (the $15 reading fee is electronically processed through PayPal).

Mailed entries must be accompanied by a $15 reading fee (check or money order). Your submission must include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and email address. Please mail entries to:

Writing It Real Contest
394 Colman Drive
Port Townsend WA, 98368

Please DO NOT send an SASE, entries will not be returned

International entrants (as well as U.S.) may pay their reading fee electronically through PayPal or Ikobo. Send payments to 'sbender@writingitreal.com'. On the cover sheet, please refer to date the electronic payment was made and the electronic service used.

All entries will be judged by Sheila Bender. A list of winners will be be emailed to all contestants by December 25, 2007.