The Tempe Community Writing and Cover Design Contest deadline has been extended, and is now OPEN for creative writing submissions until Monday February 22, 2016! Submissions are accepted in poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction (memoirs, essays). ASU undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any on-ground campus are invited to submit, as well as Tempe community residents including high school students and adults.
This is a great opportunity for emerging writers to get published! Winners will be selected in each genre and age group. Winning submissions will be published in the Tempe Writer’s Forum v.2 to be released in April 2016.
Winners will be recognized at a celebration at the Tempe Public Library on April 13 and will read from their work. Friends and family are invited to attend!
Click here for more contest information and the submission link.
Arizona State University and Tempe Public Library are partnering once again to host the second annual Tempe Community Writing and Cover Design Contest. The contest first launched a year ago as a collaboration between Arizona State University’s College of Letters and Sciences, the writing programs in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Tempe Public Library.
“We had a fantastic response for the first contest, receiving 190 writing submissions — many from ASU students,” said Tempe Public Library adult-services librarian Jill Brenner, who teamed up with Jeanne Hanrahan, faculty associate and liaison for ASU Academic Success Programs, to organize the contest.
Last year’s winning contributions included imaginative, expressive poetry; fiction that ran the continuum from funny to fear-inducing; and memoir writing that took readers into some of life’s most fragile emotional spaces — from nurturing premature babies to health, to helping hospice patients die with grace.
Tempe residents, Tempe Public Library cardholders, high school students, and ASU students are invited to submit one work of poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction (including essays and memoirs). There is also an opportunity for designers to submit one 9.5-inch by 6.5-inch vertical color design for both online and print publication. Submissions for both portions of the contest will be be open until February 15th.
Writing contest entries are read anonymously by members of the ASU creative writing community, and winners will be chosen from each genre for the three entry categories: high school student, college student, and community adult. In addition to having their work published in volume two of the printed Tempe Writers Forum and on the library’s website, the winners will be celebrated at a reception event at Tempe Public Library in the spring.
For more information on the contest and submission details, visit Tempe Public Library’s website.
Climate change is a creeping calamity, ever-present but so gradual and pervasive that it can be tough to grasp. Climate fiction, an emerging subgenre of speculative storytelling, can help us imagine human futures shaped by climate change by breaking though policy debates and obscure jargon with thrilling stories grounded in real science.
The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is seeking submissions for its Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.
The first place winner will be awarded $1,000, and the top three winners will receive book bundles signed by climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology. There is no entry fee to submit your story, and the submission deadline is January 15, 2016.
The competition will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times-bestselling author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312, The Years of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain, and most recently Aurora.
Submissions are now open for the fiction portion of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, judged by Maaza Mengiste, Javier Molea, and Ilan Stavans. Novels or collections of short stories will both be considered for the grand prize of $10,000 and publication of their work. There is no application fee, however, applicants can only submit once. Applicants must be first-generation U.S. residents who have not previously published a book in English. All entries must be submitted under the author’s legal name.
Submissions are now open for Indiana Review‘s 2015 1/2 K Prize, judged by Kim Chinquee. Work from any genre will be considered–just as long as it’s under 500 words. Entrants may send up to three pieces of up to 500 words per submission. All entries are considered anonymously. Multiple entries are OK, but the entry fee is non-refundable if the submitted work is accepted elsewhere.
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.
Send us your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever’s happening where you are. We’re looking for well-crafted essays that will change the way we see the world around us.
Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.
A note about fact-checking: Essays accepted for publication in Creative Nonfiction undergo a rigorous fact-checking process. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage (and it should, at least to some degree), CNF editors will ask you to send documentation of your sources and to help with the fact-checking process. We do not require that citations be submitted with essays, but you may find it helpful to keep a file of your essay that includes footnotes and/or a bibliography.
Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Weather” issue of the magazine.
Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee, or $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction (US addresses only). If you’re already a subscriber, you may use this option to extend your current subscription or give your new subscription as a gift. Multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal). All proceeds will go to prize pools and printing costs.
Writers’ Studio is an innovative model for first-year composition at Arizona State University. We offer an online version of Writers’ Studio for ASU Online and iCourse students and f2f version on the Downtown Phoenix campus. Based on award-winning models for composition from schools across the country, F2F Writers’ Studio and Writers’ Studio Online is bringing together a diverse community of award-winning faculty, staff, writing fellows, and students to rethink how writing is taught and learned. Together this highly collaborative team develops research and writing projects that engage “real-world” civic, academic, and professional issues through project-based learning in a collaborative environment.
Writing Fellows are an integral part of the instruction and facilitation of Writers’ Studio courses at Arizona State University. As a Writing Fellow, you will extend writing support to faculty and first-year composition students in the Writers’ Studio by:
• Enrolling in ENG 484/584 for 3 credits (if you haven’t already taken it)
• Attending a full day orientation
• Attending weekly one-hour meetings with a full-time faculty member or program coordinator
• Tracking student participation in the Writers’ Studio classroom/laboratory and on Blackboard
• Facilitating small group discussions, writing activities, and workshops
• Providing feedback on early drafts of writing projects and portfolio content
• ASU student in good academic standing with a minimum of 25 ASU credits
• Demonstrated academic writing skills at the college-level
• Experience with small group activities (as a participant or leader)
• A curiosity to expand knowledge regarding teaching and learning at the college-level
• A desire to help forge a community of undergraduate writers striving for excellence and future preparedness.
• Evidence of leadership experience (e.g. small group facilitation, large group facilitation)
• Evidence of writing center experience
• Evidence of presentation and/or public speaking experience
• Evidence of experience with technology-assisted instruction
• Evidence of editing experience
• Evidence of writing accomplishments (e.g. awards, publications, other recognitions)
• Affiliation with the Barrett Honors College, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the English Department, the Cronkite School of Journalism, or a related academic program where excellence in writing is rigorously practiced
Instructions to Apply:
Access the job advertisement here (https://students.asu.edu/employment/search), using the following job/requisition id: 9397BR.
Please merge into one (PDF) file the following materials: (1) a one-page letter in which you specify whether you are applying for an online or f2f position and outline your qualifications and reasons for your interest in the position, (2) a current résumé, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) the names and contact information of three academic references.
Job Title: Writing Fellow
Job ID: 9397BR
Location: Online or Downtown Phoenix Campus
Rate of Pay: $10.50 – $11:45 per hour; DOE
For more information you can contact:
Course Manager, Writers’ Studio
Coordinator, F2F Writers’ Studio
Instructor of English