Contest: SLS Russia & Kenya (Deadline Feb. 28)

2008 Summer Literary Seminars Kenya and Russia Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

The contest is held in affiliation with The Walrus, The St. Petersburg Review and Maisonneuve magazines.

This year we're trying something entirely new, by merging together our SLS-Russia and SLS-Kenya contests.

The entrance fee for this one, unified contest (held in three genres: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) remains the same ($15), but the contest winners in each category will receive publication in one of several North American magazines (Maisonneuve, The Walrus, St. Petersburg Review) AND the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) EITHER our Russia or Kenya programs.

Since the Kenya contest is already underway, those that have already applied to the Kenya contest will be automatically entered into this unified SLS contest; the new contest deadline will be February 28, 2008. Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for either the Russia or Kenya programs, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount on either the Russia or Kenya programs.Other hand-picked finalists will be offered tuition scholarships as well which can be applied to either the Russia or Kenya programs.


Poetry Judge: Robert Hass
Fiction Judge: Fiona McCrae (Editor-in-Chief of Graywolf Press)
Nonfiction Judge: Josip Novakovich

The complete guidelines for the 2008 contests are as follows:

-One essay, story or novel/memoir excerpt, maximum 25 pages per entry.
-No more than three poems per entry.
-Only previously unpublished work can be submitted.
-Include a $15 reading fee for each entry. This fee should be in US Dollars. Multiple entries are permissible as long as separate reading fees are included. Checks should be made out to Summer Literary Seminars, Inc.
-Include your complete contact information (address, telephone, email address) on the manuscript. Entries are not judged blind.
-All entrants will be notified of the winners in the fall by email.
-Do NOT include a SASE. Cover letters are not required.
-Previous First Place winners may not re-enter.

Entries from Canada may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
KENYA & RUSSIA Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry Contest (Please indicate genre)
English Department
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada

Entries from the US and other countries may be sent to:

Summer Literary Seminars
KENYA & RUSSIA Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry Contest (please indicate genre)
PO Box 16
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Class: Professional Editing (Nov. 3)

Instructor: Ali McCart
Saturday, November 3, 1 to 5 pm
Each time we offer this class, it sells out. So reserve your space now!

The demand for editors is quickly rising. Unfortunately, in the United States, there is no formal certification process for editors. Those wanting to be editors need to distinguish themselves from those who have simply hung out shingles because they feel they write well, or they have a degree in English. This class breaks down the various professional editing roles and discusses how the editing process should work, from simple one-on-one freelance gigs directly with an author, to complex interactions with large publishing houses. The class also includes information on project management, including estimating time, staying within deadlines, dealing with fatigue, and working with challenging clients.
If you want to be a professional editor, or if you have to work regularly with freelance editors, this class is for you.

Instructor Ali McCart is the owner and senior editor of Indigo Editing. She is also the vice president of WiPP (Women in Portland Publishing). Ali is an experienced editor and business leader in both the traditional publishing company structure and the freelance editing industry.

Class size limit of 14.
Course fee includes all class materials and light refreshments.
Price $100
To register for classes:
Please call: 503.232.0103
or mail a check and contact information to:
Ink & Paper Group
1825 SE 7th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

Event: Evening with Poet Diane Ackerman (Nov. 20)

Literary Arts is pleased to present an evening with Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses (1991), on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Ms. Ackerman's lecture is the second in the six-part Portland Arts & Lectures series. To purchase single or partial-series tickets visit www.literary-arts.org or call 503.227.2583.

Written with the heart of a poet and the mind of a scientist, Diane Ackerman's essays, poems and novels resonate with a broad audience. Her latest book, The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (2007), chronicles the true story of a couple who saved hundreds of Jews from Nazi capture by hiding them away in empty cages at the Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Jan Zabinski, who was the director of the zoo, and his wife, Antonina, risked their lives as they kept life-saving watch over their many secret guests. Although Ackerman has written many books to much praise, she considers The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story the book she was "born to write."

Ackerman earned her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell University and has received many prizes and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the John Burroughs Nature Award. She also has the rare distinction of having a molecule named after her -dianeackerone. She describes her writing as being about "nature and human nature. And most often about that twilight zone where the two meet and have something they can teach each other."

Exhibit: Contemporary American Poetry Broadsides

How the Ink Feels: Contemporary American Poetry Broadsides
Portland State Library
October 15 - November 30, 2007

Portland State Library is honored to present the Friends of William Stafford's collection of contemporary American poetry broadsides.

This exhibit features 64 matted and framed broadsides designed to illuminate the poetry and prose of well-known writers. Most pieces were printed using manually operated letterpresses, a technique dating to the Middle Ages. These are visually exciting collaborations between printer, writer, artist, calligrapher, illustrator and paper maker. --Friends of William Stafford

Some of the poets represented in this rotating exhibit include William Stafford, Rita Dove, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barry Lopez, Stanley Kunitz, Kim Stafford and Tess Gallagher.

For more information about this exhibit, please call Kimberly Willson-St. Clair at 503.725.4552 or write to events@lists.pdx.edu


Job: English Lecturer - Colorado State University-Pueblo


TITLE OF POSITION: Lecturer in English


POSITION SUMMARY: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in English composition and creative writing, and also possibly in literature, theory, linguistics, English education, and/or pedagogy; advising students in the English major and minors; and participating in department, college, and university service activities and governance. Proficiency with
instructional technology is desirable. Contract teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Nine-month appointment with possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation.

SPECIAL NOTE: **All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service. The Faculty Handbook can be viewed at the following web address:
http://www.colostat e-pueblo. edu/facultysenat e/FacultyHandbook/.

The Lecturer in English will perform the following:
* Teaching baccalaureate courses in English composition, creative writing, and other areas depending on qualifications and program needs; developing and proposing curriculum changes and program modifications when appropriate; participating in composition staff meetings and workshops.
* Contributing to student growth and development through advising and career guidance, including possible service as advisor to student organizations.
* Maintaining a program of professional development through research and writing, and/or attending or participating in professional conferences and workshops.
* Participating as needed in service to the department, college, university, and community.

* MFA in Creative Writing or Master's degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field.
* Experience teaching English composition and/or creative writing at the college level.

* Ph.D. or ABD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, or a closely related field.
* Professional experience in theater and/or film or TV production, script writing, and/or acting.
* Proficiency with educational technology.
* Ability to teach in one or more secondary fields, such as literature, theory, linguistics, English education, and/or pedagogy.

STARTING DATE: August 2008

SALARY: $25,000 plus benefits.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must include a letter addressing candidate interest and qualifications; current curriculum vita; an
unofficial transcript; three letters of recommendation; and the attached voluntary Applicant Demographic Sheet. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send application materials to:

Chair, Search Committee for Lecturer in English, position number 8812
Human Resources Office; Administration Building
Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901


Job: OSU Libraries Marketing/Editorial Specialist

Oregon State University Libraries is currently seeking to fill a full-time Marketing/Editorial Specialist (Public Info Rep 1) position in the OSU Press. Primary duties include: writing catalog, jacket & press release copy; performing market research; building & maintaining Press website; proofing manuscripts and supporting pertinent book conferences, meetings & events.

Electronic application available at:http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.


Lecture Proposals: Oregon Chatauqua speakers bureau

The Oregon Council for the Humanities believes that knowledge and ideas are essential to the health of our communities. OCH is requesting proposals for new Oregon Chautauqua programs for the 2008-09 season. Oregon Chautauqua is a speakers bureau that brings humanities lectures and discussions to communities of all sizes throughout Oregon. We seek proposals that draw deeply from the disciplines of the humanities in order to invite audience members to explore the world of ideas. Proposals must be submitted by the postmark deadline of February 1, 2008.

Please feel free to forward the RFP to your colleagues who might be interested in this kind of public humanities work. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding Oregon Chautauqua or proposal ideas.
Thank you,

Carol E. Hickman
Public Program Director
Oregon Council for the Humanities

Event: NaNoWriMo (Fiction)

From fiction student Nat Weinham:

Attention WEGO students and alumni participating in this year's NaNoWriMo: Let's hook up for writing sessions in November. Contact me at nat@weinham.com.

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Monthwww.nanowrimo.org The idea is to pound out 50,000 words in one month. November is the month. You still have time to pick up the companion book (not required) from Powell's, "No Plot? No Problem!"

The Portland chapter hosts a kick-off meeting on Saturday October 27, 3pm-5pm at the Central Library, Downtown Portland, in the US Bank Room. "Meet other Portland-area NaNoWriMo folks, new and returning."


Contest: U of O's Oregon Quarterly (Deadline Jan. 31)

2008 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest


Oregon Quarterly invites entries to the 2008 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest in both student and open categories. Entries should address ideas that affect the Northwest. The Oregon Quarterly staff will select finalists and the contest judge will choose the top three winners in each category. Past judges have been Kim Stafford, Barry Lopez, John Daniel, Karen Karbo, Brian Doyle, Lauren Kessler, and Craig Lesley.


Open Category

First place: $750
Second place: $300
Third place: $100
Student Category

First place: $500
Second place: $200
Third place: $75
In addition

First place essays will appear in Oregon Quarterly.
A selection of top essays will be featured in a springtime public reading on the UO campus.
Fifteen finalists (ten in the open category and five students) will be announced in the summer 2008 issue of Oregon Quarterly.
All finalists will be invited to participate in a writing workshop with the contest judge. The contest is open to all nonfiction writers, except: (1) first-place winners from previous years’ contests, (2) authors who have written a feature for Oregon Quarterly in the past calendar year, and (3) staff of Oregon Quarterly, University Advancement, or their family members. The student contest is open to any student currently enrolled and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at a college or university. Previously published essays will not be considered.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Submit two copies of your manuscript.
Paperclip a cover sheet to the two copies that includes only the essay’s title; a word count; and the entrant's name, address, and phone number must be provided. Indicate whether the essay is for the student or open category.
Entrant's name must not appear on any pages of the manuscript other than the cover sheet.
One entry per person.
Manuscripts should be printed double-spaced on 8½-by-11-inch white paper with minimum 1-inch margins.
Word length is 2,500 words maximum for the open category, 2,000 words for the student contest.
Faxed or e-mail entries are not accepted.
Postmark deadline is January 31, 2008.
Entries will not be returned. Those that do not meet these submission guidelines are automatically disqualified. There is no entry fee.

Send entries to:
Oregon Quarterly Essay Contest
5228 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5228

Sponsored by Oregon Quarterly magazine and the University of Oregon Bookstore


Contest: Ooligan Press Flash Fiction (Deadline Oct. 31)

Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by Ooligan Press and the English Department

Requirements: *MUST BE A STUDENT*, Undergrads and Graduates are welcome
One Rule: Stories must be 500 words or less, please include word count
Submission Format:
Upper Left Corner:
Word Count

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2007

****Winner announced at the Book Launch Party on Nov. 28 at 23 Sandy Gallery*****

1st Place: $100, publication in the Vestal Review (online and print Flash Fiction publication run by the editors of the book; www.vestalreview.net), opportunity to read at the book launch, free copy of "You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories"
2nd Place: Publication by Ooligan, opportunity to read at book launch, free copy "You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories"
3rd Place: Opportunity to read at book launch, free copy "You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories"

*All submissions will be considered for the Ooligan Book

To Submit:
By Email: As attachment to efuller@pdx.edu, use heading "Flash Fiction Entry"
By Snail Mail:
Flash Fiction Contest
Ooligan Press
PO Box 751
Portland OR, 97207



I'm compiling a list of WEGOnians and MA English students who are interning this term/year. If you currently have an internship or will be interning soon, please email me (wegocoord@gmail.com) or post below. Thanks!

Fellowship: Colgate University - Creative Writing (Deadline Jan. 1)

Colgate University: Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writer will spend the academic year (late August 2008 to early May 2009) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellow will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $33, 250 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, which should arrive by January 1, 2008, consist of a resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; an either a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-space pages of poetry. Writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger.

Send complete applications to Creative Writing Fellowship c/o Department of English, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398.

Job: Assistant Professor (Nonfiction) - University of WI

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh: Assistant Professor of English wanted for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction, beginning Sept. 1, 2008.

MFA or PhD required. Expectations include college teaching experience; an active publication agenda; & the ability to teach undergraduate & graduate courses in creative writing as well as general education courses in literature & composition. Opportunity to direct MA theses. Service on committees & advising of English majors expected. Twenty-four credit teaching load with six credits reassigned to writing for active writers. Competitive salary, strong support for professional activity, & excellent benefits.

Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, three current letters of recommendation, & official graduate transcripts to:
Dr. Ron Rindo, Chair
Department of English
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8692.
Application deadline: November 12.
Employment will require a criminal background check.

Paid Internship: Orion (Deadline Dec. 1)

Orion Magazine 2008 Editorial Intern Position

Orion magazine is accepting applications for an Editorial Internship for 2008. This is a six-month position, commencing in January 2008. The Editorial Intern will be exposed to all aspects of producing a high-quality, bimonthly publication at an award-winning nonprofit publication. The Intern is expected to work a forty-hour week. The position pays an after-tax
stipend of $1,000/month.

The Orion staff is small and functions in a collaborative manner. The Editorial Intern will assist in basic administrative tasks such as mail management, correspondence with readers and contributors, photocopying, the taking of meeting minutes, fact-checking, evaluating unsolicited submissions, proofreading, and tracking down information. The intern may be given responsibility for elements of the magazine’s content if, in the judgment of senior staff, such responsibility is appropriate. Recent Orion interns have gone on to jobs in media (including Orion) and graduate school.

Please become familiar with the magazine before you apply. Please submit in hard copy a résumé, letter of interest, three unedited writing samples and three references (with contact information and annotation regarding their relationship to the applicant), to be received at Orion no later than December 1, 2007.

Address applications to:

Harlan C. Clifford
Executive Editor
Orion Magazine
187 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Promising candidates will be contacted by phone. Please, no phone calls or emails.


WEGOnian Shannon Carson Earns Songwriting Credit!

Poetry student Shannon Carson received her first official publishing credit for the song "Tender Rain" on the new album, Real Good Fire, by San Francisco blues musician Leah Tysse. The song is co-written by Rich Armstrong, best known for his work with Michele Shocked, Thomas Dolby, Boz Scaggs, and Lydia Pense & Coldblood, and is based on a poem Shannon wrote. Anyone interested in the album can visit Leah's website at www.leahtysse.com. (Shannon's name even appears in the liner notes!)


Submissions: Crab Orchard Review (Deadline Oct. 31)

A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW

Special Issue: The In-Between Age ~ Writers on Adolescence

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2008 issue focusing on writing inspired or informed by the experiences, observations, and/or cultural and historical possibilities of the following topic: “The In-Between Age ~ Writers on Adolescence.” We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways that the transition from childhood to adulthood in the teenage years defines us and, in turn, defines the world we live in.

All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.

For guidelines, check our Web site here.

Mail submissions to:

Adolescence issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America

The submission period for this issue is August 1, 2007 through October 31, 2007. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by mid-February. Writers whose work is selected will receive $20 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose), two copies of the issue, and a year’s subscription.

Address correspondence to:

Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor
Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor
Jon Tribble, Managing Editor


Ooligan Press Open House (Nov. 7)

Ooligan Press Hosts Open House

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Native American Community Center
Portland State University
710 SW Jackson Street
Noon 6 pm

How is a book made? Who decides on the design? How can I get published?

The public is invited to get the answers to these and other questions about book publishing at an Open House November 7th sponsored by Portland State University’s Ooligan Press.

There will be visual displays on the publishing process and opportunities to talk with teachers, authors, and students as well as graduates of the program. There will be presentations on book design, children’s books, working with editors, marketing a book, how the book publishing industry works, and what Ooligan Press looks for in acquiring manuscripts both from authors and community organizations. Working with the community is important to the press, and book partners to date have included the Chinese Benevolent Society, the Croatian government, PSU’s Geography Department, and the Arlington Club.

Ooligan Press is part of the only publishing program in the country with a Masters Degree that includes a student-run press. The 6-year old program currently has a list of 12 books with 6 more to be published this year. With guidance from 11 teachers who are all experienced publishing professionals, students gain hands-on experience in running the Press, from acquiring manuscripts and editing to book design and marketing. Graduates have started their own publishing companies and literary agencies, teach in the program and work as book editors and designers.

Members of The Friends of Ooligan Press (FOOP) will be on hand and books will be for sale. The Open House is free and open to the public, and the schedule of presentations will be available mid-October. For more information, call Ooligan Press at 503-725-9748.


Reading: Poets from "We Begin Here: Poems from Palestine and Lebanon" (Nov. 9)

On Friday, Nov. 9th, poets from the anthology, We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, will read at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St., Room 110).

Poets include:
Joy Harjo - Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of The Americas
Elmaz Abinader - poet/playwright/activist, In the Country of My Dreams
Alexis DeVeaux - artist/activist, Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lord
Kathy Engel - poet/social jusitice consultant

Readings begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

Submissions: Oregon Humanities (Deadline Nov. 13)

From the Oregon Council of the Humanities (Oregon Humanities magazine):

We are accepting submissions for the Spring 2008 issue, on the theme of "Strangers," which will explore the ways that people, experiences, and ideas may be perceived as foreign and strange, and how these perceptions limit and/or expand our sense of the world around us. We are interested in submissions that consider this theme through both the traditional disciplines of the humanities (e.g., history, literature, jurisprudence) and in contemporary culture. For example, how do the notions of stranger and other play out in recent public debates about marriage, immigration, land-use policies, and the urban/rural divide?

For this issue of the magazine, we are currently soliciting features, Posts, and artwork:

Feature articles and essays: Please read the writers' guidelines here and download the call for proposals. Proposals of features and drafts of essays are due on November 13, 2007.

Posts: Please review the writers' guidelines for Posts here. For the Strangers issue, writers may wish to explore the notions of strangers, foreigners, and others in literature, history, and the arts; the role of the stranger as hero or villain in culture and society; or experiences with and revelations about strangers in our everyday lives. Reader submissions should be no longer than 500 words. Please send them by January 7, 2008, to Oregon Council for the Humanities, Attn: Posts, 812 SW Washington St., Suite 225, Portland, OR 97205, or posts@oregonhum.org. Submissions may be edited for space or clarity.

Photos and art: We are also accepting submissions of photography and artwork that reflect the theme of strangers. Please download and review the photo entry form for more information. Photo submissions are due on January 7, 2008.
And if you have any ideas for Field Work articles, interviews, and reviews--which do not have to reflect this issue's theme--please contact the editor.

Job Fair: PSU Business Accelerator

We would like to invite you to our JOB FAIR & OPEN HOUSE at the Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA), PSU’s emerging technology incubator where students learn, earn, and build their career network.

When should I be there?
Thursday, October 18th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where should I go?
2828 SW Corbett Ave, Main Conference Room, 209
Use the directions on the event web page www.psba.pdx.edu/openhouse.
Beware! Do not use Map Quest, Google Maps, or Yahoo Maps for our location.

Meet 19 companies where you can find…
· Jobs and paid internships near campus
· Opportunities for student project teams through PSU courses
· Networking with entrepreneurs, technologists, and young professionals

What’s happening when?
4:00pm: Sign-in and help yourself to some free food and drinks
4:30pm: Brief presentations by 5 companies
5:30pm: Q & A and networking

Please RSVP by emailing Chris at Axtell@pdx.edu so we can order refreshments and have a name tag ready.


Volunteer (future pay possible): Editor of The Portland Alliance

The Portland Alliance, Portland's oldest monthly progressive paper, is seeking a new editor, as well as additional board members.

Currently, the position of editor is in a volunteer capacity, but we are working towards being financially able to pay for the position within the next several months. Your duties would start with the January issue, and the workload is about 10-20 hours per week or more, depending on your energy level. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with the editorial board to develop article ideas, coordinating & supporting writers, coordinating artists, prioritizing news stories for each issue, coordinating layout, acting as official Alliance spokesperson, and checking email and phone messages regularly.

This position would work well for someone who is working part time and wants to gain experience, or someone who has experience in the newspaper industry and who wants to volunteer his or her knowledge. We are moving to a model of editor as "Editorial Coordinator" so that duties are distributed more evenly across board members and other volunteers, so as to alleviate burnout since it is a volunteer capacity.

This is an exciting time at the paper, as we are looking to re-energize our board with new blood, and have a template ready for a freshly redesigned look. Now is the time to get involved -- we are wide open for new suggestions and eager for new community members to be involved.

This is your paper -- do with it what you will.

Call 503-239-4991 or reply to mazza@theportlandalliance.org or jennifersvoice at yahoo.com if you are interested.

Jennifer Polis
Editorial Coordinator
The Portland Alliance
"Distressing Portland's Elite Since 1981"


Submissions: She Sheet (women's website)

Do you love to write, cook, create things, etc.?
Well, we want you and your talents!

The She Sheet is looking for submissions to our log/zine/website/resource thingy that can be found at www.shesheet.com!

We accept poetry, prose, artwork that can be scanned or photographed so that it can be shown on the computer, recipes, craft patterns, instructions for creative things, movie/book reviews, etc. We are pretty open to submissions, but we can't promise
that we will print things that don't make it through the editorial review. We typically like written articles that have to do with feminist issues, women's issues, social justice and/or social change related thing. Critiques of contemporary society are also welcome.

For more information, please check out the She Sheet at http://www.shesheet.com or write to the editor at editor@shesheet.com.


Job: Creative Writing Instructor - Monterey Peninsula College, CA

English/Creative Writing Instructor
Monterey Peninsula College
Fulltime, Tenure Track, Fall 2008
Application Closing Date: January 14, 2008

The successful candidate may be responsible for providing instruction in creative writing, composition, and literature. Typical assignment may include teaching two or more of the following types of courses: creative writing, literature, literature/composition, composition/critical thinking, introduction to college writing, or developmental writing. Assignments may be day, evening, weekend, and/or on-line, on the main MPC campus and/or off campus sites. Additionally, this instructor will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a strong college presence in the local literary community as well as directing MPC’s visiting authors’ series and MPC’s creative writing program for the college and community. For a complete job announcement, a District Employment Application, and a Supplemental Application please follow the links below.

Starting at $50,728–$68,789 annually plus masters' or doctorate stipend, if applicable.

To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, January 14, 2008. Selected candidates will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 21, 2008.

Send all application materials to:

Kathleen Clark
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012
E-mail: Kclark@mpc.edu

For more information, click here.

Job: Assistant Professor (Poetry) - Gettysburg College, PA

Position: English (Poetry), Department of English
Institution: Gettysburg College
Location: Pennsylvania
Date posted: 9/28/2007
Application deadline: 11/9/2007

Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2008, for a poet to teach five courses over two semesters (3/2) in introduction to creative writing and advanced poetry writing. M.A., with a concentration in creative writing, M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Exemplary teaching record and significant publication record a must. The successful candidate will assist with departmental writing activities and serve as a member of the English Department's creative writing committee.
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 especially invites 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.
Competitive salary. 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 9, 2007.


WEGO's ANNUAL MEET N' GREET ~ Monday, Oct. 15

The date's been set...

WEGO's annual Meet n' Greet will be held:

Monday, Oct. 15
5-7 p.m.
Simon Benson House
(at Park and Montgomery)

We'll be serving complimentary wine, soft drinks and appetizers.

This is WEGO's biggest social gathering of the year, and the only one where all writing program facets--fiction, nonfiction, poetry and technical writing--will be under one roof. It's a great opportunity to meet the program newbies and catch up with friends and colleagues from classes past.

I hope to see you all there!

Contest: Georgetown Review (Deadline - Nov. 15)

2008 Georgetown Review Contest

$1,000 and publication to the winning short story, poem, or essay on the subject of redemption. We’re very flexible about what satisfies our theme requirement. We’d be equally interested in stories, poems, and essays about folks who find redemption and those who don’t. If the situation where redemption is pursued is obviously spiritual in nature, that’s fine, but if it’s secular or legal or something else, we’re equally interested. The work can be about families or individuals or criminals or saints or those of us who are probably somewhere in between. It can be about dogs or cats or cows or fish, for that matter—as long as it involves some situation in which redemption or the pursuit or avoidance of it plays a part.

Submissions must be postmarked by on or before November 15, 2007.

Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $5 for each entry thereafter.

If you want your work returned or want to receive a notice about the winner and runners-up, you must send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope. However, we will post a list of the work we choose on our website after the contest is judged, and we will do our best to have this list up by February 2008.

The magazine’s editors will judge.

Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay. Your name can appear on your work as well, and in fact, we prefer that. We have a small editorial staff and would not award the prize to any colleagues, students, or friends.

All entries are considered for publication. In the 2007 contest, 22 runner-up works were selected for publication. If your work is published, Georgetown Review acquires first North American rights, which means that after we publish the piece the rights to it revert back to you.

Send entries to:

2008 Contest
Georgetown Review
400 East College Street
Box 227
Georgetown, KY 40324


Conference: UO School of Journalism, "Confidential Sources" (Fri, Oct. 5)

UO School of Journalism and Communication and UO School of Law to co-sponsor one-day conference on "Confidential Sources."

Please join us on Friday, October 5, 2007 for "Confidential Sources: What Does Branzburg Mean Now?" A one-day conference presented by the UO School of Journalism & Communication and the School of Law.

Recent high profile cases suggest to many that the American court has retreated on the reporter's privilege. Judges, lawyers, legal scholars, journalists, and media ethicists from the U.S. and abroad will revisit the landmark case of Branzburg v. Hayes thirty-five years later.

Keynote speaker: C. EDWIN BAKER, Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Friday, October 5, 2007
8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Knight Law Center, 15th and Agate Streets, UO Campus

$150 for CLE credit; community members $25; free with OUS I.D.

For program information and registration: jcomm.uoregon.edu/branzburg

For more information, contact Zanne Miller, Director of Communication, School of Journalism and Communication, 541-346-2519; zanne@uoregon.edu


More WEGOnians in the NEWS! (Updated)

Some hard-working WEGOnians didn't take the summer off (okay, probably most of us didn't). Here are a few of the recently published:

Lucy Burningham (nonfiction) - Portland Monthly, October issue, "Roots to Riches," a feature and center spread on truffles (also her thesis topic).

Alexis Nelson (nonfiction) - The Oregonian, Sunday, Sept. 31, "An (honest) Portrait of Mom," book review on Mary Gordon's Circling My Mother.

Kyle Cassidy (nonfiction) - Hipfish, September/October issue, "Activism Summer Camp," cover story.

Steve Beaven (nonfiction) - The Oregonian (staff), Thursday, Sept. 20, "Giving up the family car," InPortland cover story.

Sue Pesznecker (graduate/former WEGO coordinator) - The Oregonian, Sunday, July 29, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," one of ten winners chosen out of 400 entries to review the book. Sue has also been placed on a standby list for a 2008 Soapstone residency.

Loretta Long (fiction) - The Dublin Quarterly, Issue 11, "Flying Dreams," fiction short story.

Congrats to all! Know of anyone else who has published recently? Email me or post away.

Check Out the PSU English Internship Blog!

Fiction WEGOnian Elizabeth Lopeman has been kind of enough to work with professional organizations and local companies (Oregon Historical Society, OMSI) to create internship opportunites for WEGOnians like us. Check out her lastest finds at http://psuenglishintern.blogspot.com/. (The link is also to left of this blog.)

Lecture: Oregon Council for Humanities - Editor Mark Trahant (Oct. 26)

Oregon Council for the Humanities' Fall 2007 Commonplace Lecture:
"Roads, Interstates, and the Oregon Trail: The Urban Indian Experience in the Rural West:

On Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m., Mark Trahant, editorial page editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and member of the Shoshone Bannock tribe of Idaho, will discuss the challenges faced by urban Indians in a free public lecture at Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St., Portland. A public reception will follow.

Trahant, who was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting as co-author of a series on federal-Indian policy,
will discuss the challenges faced by the members of Portland¹s urban Indian population (the nation¹s ninth-largest), many of whom find themselves torn between the opportunities available in the cities and the history and culture of the reservations.

Trahant's lecture coincides with OCH¹s publication of the book, The First Oregonians, a collection of essays written primarily by representatives fromOregon's nine federally recognized tribes that provides a comprehensive view of Oregon's native peoples from the past to the present. The book will be available for purchase in October 2007.

Contest: Writer's Workhop in Omaha - Personal Essay/Radio (Deadline Nov. 5)

The Writer's Workshop of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, together with Classical 90.7 KVNO Radio in Omaha, is launching a pilot project to air personal essays written by professional writers. We invite you to submit a piece for consideration.

-- Essays should be original, unpublished essays no longer than 100 words.
-- Please, no excerpts from previously published works.
-- We are looking for human-interest pieces, written in the first person, that will appeal to a general audience.
-- No politics, please, unless, of course, you are writing about your up-close-and-personal experience in politics. Reactions to current events are okay, provided the point of view is personal.
-- No preaching, no promotion (of self or others), no p.r.
-- Review of submissions will begin on NOVEMBER 5.
-- Submit essays via email to amonardo@mail.unomaha.edu. Please send as
a .doc or .rtf file, or cut and paste your piece into the body of an email. OR
-- Submit hard copy by snail-mail to
Anna Monardo
Writer's Workshop, WFAB 219
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182


Internship: The Grove Review

The Grove Review, a literary magazine featuring the work of poets, writers, and visual artists, is seeking interns for the following areas: editorial, design, production, distribution and fulfillment, sales and advertisement, marketing and public relations, Web site management, grant writing, and office management.

Prospective interns should forward a resume to henry@thegrovereview.org. Participants in the intern program will be selected
over the course of one month and will begin late October/Early November. The Managing Editor will work with TGR staff, Publisher, Board of Directors, and Dennis Stovall of PSU to select the intern teams.

An informational session will be announced early October so that prospective interns can get to know TGR a bit better and for TGR to get to know you.

For more information, please contact henry@thegrovereview.org or via phone at (503) 703-2066.