Cuban Science Fiction, Thomas Mann’s House for Sale, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.26.16

Frank Ocean’s literary aesthetic; beautiful libraries around the world; books in translation by women; and other news.

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National Poetry Series Announces Winners

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Posted 8.25.16 by Prize Reporter

The National Poetry Series has announced the winners of its 2016 Open Competition. Each of the five winning poets will receive $10,000 and publication in 2017 by a participating trade, university, or small press.

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Mauro Javier Cardenas Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 8.25.16

“At the ninth annual Outsound New Music Summit, as Martha Colburn’s monsters reeled on the screen and Thollem McDonas improvised feverishly..."

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Secret Libraries of History, Free Books for London Prisoners, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.25.16

Elizabeth Bishop’s correspondence; the physical history of the book; novels written by comic book creators; and other news.

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Tableaux Vivants

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 8.25.16 by Writing Prompter

The Pageant of the Masters is a tableaux vivants—or “living pictures”—event held every summer at Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts in Southern California. The long-running tradition features hundreds of costumed volunteers who stand still for ninety-second intervals posing in elaborate re-creations of masterpieces of art. Write an essay describing the artwork—classical or contemporary—you would choose to “live” in. What would your role and pose be? Who would be your supporting cast of posers?

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Poets & Writers

Jobs For Writers

Posted 8.24.16

Advertising Assistant
08/24/2016 - 09/14/2016

The advertising assistant is responsible for selling, processing, and formatting all classified advertising and job listings for Poets & Writers Magazine and pw.org. In addition, the advertising assistant works closely with the associate publisher to prospect new accounts and maintain relationships with clients. Reports to the associate publisher.

Responsibilities include:

* Provide customer service and process orders for all classified advertising

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Poets & Writers

Jobs For Writers

Posted 8.24.16

Production Editor
08/24/2016 - 09/14/2016

Poets & Writers Magazine is an award-winning bimonthly magazine for the creative writing community. The leading journal of its kind, it enjoys a readership of 100,000 and a robust online presence. The production editor is responsible for coordinating editorial, art, and production and ensuring that each issue of the magazine is error-free, on time, and meets the highest standards of quality. The production editor reports to the editor in chief. This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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The Accidental Novelist, Truman Capote’s Ashes for Sale, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.24.16

Award-winning novelist Marlon James featured on Vanity Fair’s “Daring 25” list; Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans on publishing works in translation; Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life optioned as series; and other news.

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Return and Repeat

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 8.24.16 by Writing Prompter

In “Return and Repeat, Culminate and Continue: On Crafting the End in Fiction” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, Jennifer De Leon draws a connection between the sestina poetry form—in which six words are repeated throughout—and John Gardner’s “return and repeat” method of ending a fictional piece by returning to key elements of the story. Find a short story you’ve written in the past and select six important aspects of the story, such as characters, words, and images.

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Brandeis University

Jobs For Writers

Posted 8.23.16

Associate Director of Creative Writing, Brandeis University
08/25/2016 - 09/22/2016

Brandeis University seeks a distinguished poet with strong teaching experience and a minimum of one well-received poetry collection to join the faculty of our undergraduate creative writing program as Associate Director. Position begins Fall 2017. The rank for the position will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications, both professional and academic.

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