We are always looking for new, fresh messages for our greeting cards. The types of verses we are most interested in are ones that are written in a contemporary style, with wording that is not too formal or overused. We prefer messages that sound authentic and original; sincere but not overly sentimental. The verses do not necessarily have to be long. Please do not submit poetry, rhymed, or religious writing.
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The University of Tennessee seeks an Assistant Professor in Poetry Writing, tenure track. Requirements include (1) a history of excellent teaching, (2) a substantial record of publication, and (3) an MFA or PhD in hand. Besides significant creative output, duties will include both graduate and undergraduate workshops, instructor-designed Special Topics courses, and active supervision of student writing projects on all levels. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel.
Drizzle is a site dedicated to the celebration of a diverse literary culture—we publish short essays, interviews, book reviews, and reading lists that promote literary diversity and the work of under-represented authors from around the globe.
Brown University Department of Literary Arts seeks a poet with a strong secondary practice, such as hybrid genre, fiction, non-fiction, film/video, new media, language-driven installation, digital mediation/composition, or performance. Supplemental publication in theory, art criticism or translation would also be considered a plus. The department is committed to cross-genre experimentation and has transitioned to a three-mode program: poetry, fiction, and cross-disciplinarity to include digital language art.
The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. We seek a writer with a record of publication in prose, whose work also moves across genres and engages questions of race, ethnicity, and diaspora, particularly in relation to African American, Asian American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Latinx literary lineages.
The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a writer-in-residence for a 1-year renewable appointment on the OSU-Tulsa campus beginning in the fall semester of 2020. This position requires teaching three courses and up to two shorter-term community writing workshops per year, with the option of additional summer teaching. Expertise is desired in one or more of the following areas: fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
The Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, with a specialization in poetry, to start in the Fall 2020 semester. The expected teaching load will be 2/2 in AY 2020–21 and then 3/2 or 2/2 thereafter, based upon the significance of the faculty member’s creative activity. The position also entails service, which includes mentoring creative writing students and serving on committees.
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is seeking an Education Programs Manager to oversee classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, community outreach programs, international residencies, and more. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 5 years of administrative experience or any equivalent combination thereof. A Master's degree and experience with Canvas, program management, and higher education are preferred.
The VIDA Review (ISSN: 2639-8184) is a literary magazine publishing original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews. We are exclusively interested in work by and about those often marginalized in literary spaces, including people of color; women; agender, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary, trans, and two-spirit people; LGBQIA people; people with disabilities; and people living at the intersections of these identities.
The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Affiliate Faculty position beginning August 6, 2020. No scholarship expectations or service obligations. An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition. Candidates must also have experience teaching writing in a computer lab. Preferred qualifications include graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent.
I am a highly empathetic and self analytical person, who at 50 years of age, and after studying the body and mind for 30 years, and after fighting to figure out my own struggles with anxiety, depression, extreme empathy, and even drug addiction to handle the chemical imbalances in my brain; I’ve cracked the code. I know where anxiety comes from. It’s the one thing researchers haven’t cracked. They know every detail about the physiology of anxiety, and they know how to try to put bandaids on the mental and chemical imbalances in the brain that anxiety causes.
The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in fiction writing. This position will start in August 2020.
The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the MFA in Writing Program, an exceptional low-residency program in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website at www.pacificu.edu/mfa-writing. The Director is responsible for the pedagogical direction, program mission, strategic plan, and vision, and oversees all aspects of program management. The position begins March 2020.
Experienced Bookseller Wanted for New DIESEL store!
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced bookseller, who likes to help people, is good at handselling, and works well with others. Curiosity, intelligence, book knowledge, and liking other human beings, a must. Full time and part time available. Open evenings and weekends. The store will be at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12843 El Camino Real, #104 near Del Mar Heights, in San Diego. Please email resume to email@example.com.
The Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University seeks a Creative Writer with a specialty in fiction and an additional writing discipline for appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position begins August 2020. This position offers a competitive salary with full benefits.
The Adelphi University Department of English seeks a published poet to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the spring semester 2020 (beginning January 27) through the academic year 2020–21. We are looking for someone eager to teach a diverse curriculum to a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be interested in creative writing pedagogy, be able to offer classes in contemporary literature, and will teach both in our multi-genre MFA program and in our undergraduate major.
The Austin College English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of fiction writing and/or creative nonfiction. The English Department values a diverse and flexible curriculum and welcomes a wide range of approaches to creative writing and topics in literature, with opportunities for courses that engage gender and ethnic studies, global diversity, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to creative writing and literature.
Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for two Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin September 1, 2020, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow position to begin September 1, 2020, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction or Poetry and very strong secondary expertise in the other genre beginning August 2020.
The BFA Program in Creative Writing and the Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Fiction, beginning fall, 2020. Teaching load three-three, including intermediate and advanced fiction workshops, introductory multi-genre courses, occasional literature courses and workshops in other genres, one section of First-Year Composition each year, and one section of Senior Seminar (the creative writing capstone) every other year.
Personal Essay Writing Workshops, Grades 8–11
PEN/Faulkner is hiring dynamic, experienced Teaching Artists to lead short-term writing workshops in DC public and charter schools for students in grades 8–11. Our writing workshops are centered around the personal essay and are tailored to meet the needs of our partner school districts. Workshops vary in length from two to four sessions ranging from 50 minutes to 120 minutes per session.
The University of Montana’s Department of English invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions in its premier creative writing program. We expect to make the hires from a single diverse pool of applicants with distinguished early-career records in fiction-writing and evidence of successful teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The position includes teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising graduate students’ theses, advising/mentoring students, and publishing creative works.
About the University: Western Washington University, with about 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of almost 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S.
The English Department at the University of Redlands seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Chicanx/Latinx literary and cultural studies, with expertise in media and/or visual culture, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses in literature, Chicanx/Latinx studies, and media and visual cultures, at lower and upper divisions, and in their specialized fields.