Sarah Kellner, a SCAD graduate and writing mentor, is currently looking to hire a contract content writer for her team, Earned Media in Marketing at Home Depot. Some of you in the writing program have probably already met Sarah and she is very eager to interview some recent SCAD graduates and rock stars for this amazing job opportunity.
Responsibilities in this job would include: writing and reviewing engaging copy, copy editing, editing 10-12 bylined articles a week and reporting directly to Sarah Kellner on projects and assignments. Applicants should be capable of adhering to extremely tight deadlines and have knowledge of basic SEO practices. Applicants should also be proficient in Microsoft Office and WordPress.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a new graduate from SCAD’s writing program.
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There is currently a student employment opportunity available on MySCAD working in the Arnold Hall computer labs on the Savannah campus. As the computer lab monitor, students will be required to make sure the computers and printers are in working order, replacing ink and toner as needed, assist students who need help with the computers and with MySCAD and report any technical issues in the labs.
Eligible students should meet the requirements for student employment listed on MySCAD, have experience working with both PC and Mac computers, be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and have excellent customer service, written and verbal skills.
Interested individuals can check out the full listing under the student employment tab on MySCAD or email Aldine Armstead at aarmstea(at)scad(dot)edu.
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C&R Press is currently seeking submissions for their 2017-2018 catalog. Full-length manuscripts of novels, poetry, short story collections, creative non-fiction, memoir and experimental hybrid work are all eligible for submission. They are also open to submissions for their Summer Tide Pool Chapbook which calls for 20-40 pages of poetry or 25-60 pages of fiction, creative non-fiction, essays or mixed/hybrid work. The full-length open from C&R publishes 12-16 books per year across all genres.
Both submissions have a reading fee. For the full length open, there is a $25 reading fee and for the summer chapbook submissions there is a $20 reading fee. There is no deadline for the full length open, but for the summer chapbook the deadline is September 15.
Tethered By Letters Spring Contest 2016
Tethered By Letters’ Spring Contest Cycle is coming to a close. The last date to submit your flash fiction, short stories and poems is July 15. Within those categories, any genre is accepted and the winner will receive publication in F(r)iction as well as a cash prize of up to $1,000. There is a $15 entry fee. It is strongly recommended to look at previous versions of F(r)iction before submitting your work to them so you can get an idea of what kind of work they tend to publish. They do allow simultaneous submissions, but you should let them know if your work is accepted elsewhere. It’s also a good idea to look over their formatting and other submissions guidelines before sending in your work. This is a great opportunity for students to get their work published!
Emrys Press Chapbook Prize
Emrys Press is looking for poetry manuscripts up to 24-26 pages long. For this contest, they will only accept poems written in English by one author, no translations will be considered. The winner shall receive $250 as well as 20 copies of the book. The winner will be invited to spend one week at the Rensing Center in South Carolina and will be featured on Emrys’ website. Your manuscript should include a contents page and a title, but should not include your contact information. That information will be collected separating from the submissions page. Only previously unpublished work will be considered for this competition. The deadline for submissions is midnight on July 15. There is a $20 entry fee and the winner will be announced November 30.
The Savannah Book Festival is looking for a dynamic self-starter to assist with donor management, marketing and social media efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for well-known community based nonprofit organization.
- Assist in planning community and fundraising events.
- Assist in processing donations and preparing acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
- Assist in planning donor appreciation activities and campaigns.
- Assist in writing for monthly eNewsletter.
- Assist in development of effective social media campaign to broaden SBF community outreach.
- Assist with development of PSAs and content for web site.
- Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.
- Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- An effective communicator, both written and oral.
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts.
- Good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Interest in nonprofit development/fundraising.
The above job description and qualifications are not meant to be all inclusive.
Hours: 15 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office.
Compensation: This is an unpaid/volunteer internship
To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to SBF Executive Director Kim Bockius-Suwyn.
SCAD seeks Writing alumni to compose, review and edit content for SCAD eLearning courses across the curriculum.
In this full-time position, you will collaborate with design teams on the overall design and development of online courses; interview course subject-matter experts across the university; write content; review and copyedit eLearning courses.
You will also serve as the final editor for all written projects of the eLearning department, including conference presentations and articles for publication.
This position requires exceptional customer service, problem-solving, writing and editing skills.
Peachtree Publishers is looking for 3 editorial interns for their fall 2016 internship program. This is an unpaid internship program, but it acts as an excellent introduction to the world of children’s and young adult publishing and many of their interns have moved on to working full time in the industry. As an intern, you would be expected to work 10-15 hours a week for 10-12 weeks. The responsibilities of an editorial intern include: evaluating and processing unsolicited manuscripts, writing reader’s reports, assisting with copy-editing and proofing, assisting with editorial research, assisting with special projects and assisting with other tasks for other departments as needed. A strong background in literature is a requirement, as well as being detail-oriented and a strong writer. Interested candidates should also be interested in a career in book publishing.
To apply for this position, you should fill out their online application and email knippenberg(at)peachtree-online(dot)com with a resume, cover letter and 1-2 paragraph book review of a children’s or young adult book that has been published in the last 5 years.
The deadline for applications is August 1 this year and the internship will be from September through December.
Diverse, emerging poets from a variety of different backgrounds and demographics are being sought out by CALYX Press. They will be accepting submissions for their 15th Annual Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from now until June 30. The winner will receive a $300 cash prize and publication in CALYX Journal v. 29:3, Winter 2017. Three runners-up will also receive a subscription to CALYX and publication on their website. This contest is open to any theme or subject and you may submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems (no more than 6 total pages). They will accept both online and hard copy submissions with a $15 reading fee. For full guidelines and information, make sure to check out their website.
The Moth Magazine
The Moth is currently looking for work for adults for their Short Story Prize! Submit an unpublished short story of any theme or subject that is up to 6,000 words by June 30 to be considered for this award. The 3 winners will have their stories appear in the autumn edition of The Moth. You can enter and look at further guidelines on their website. If writing for adults is not really your cup of tea, maybe consider sending in a short story for the Caterpillar Story for Children Prize! A children’s unpublished 1,500 word short story is all you need to send in my September 30. That’s easy enough right? This story should be geared towards children ages 7-11 and there is a monetary prize involved as well as a retreat to Ireland for the 1st prize winner. The winning 3 stories will also appear in the winter edition of The Caterpillar.
SCAD Atlanta student media had another award-winning year. Not only did numerous writers, illustrators and photographers win individual awards, but SCAD Atlanta Student Radio, SCAN Magazine, and The Connector also won awards.
President Wallace discussed these accolades in her latest email to the SCAD Family:
“The results from the 2016 Society for Collegiate Journalists‘ national competition are officially in: A triad of SCAD Atlanta student publications are tops! According to SCJ — the oldest organization for collegiate journalism — SCAD Atlanta Radio, SCAN Magazine, and The Connector surpassed entries from more than 100 eligible chapters across the United States to win first place in Internet Radio and Broadcast Overall Excellence, Magazine Overall Excellence, and Online News Website Overall Excellence, respectively. The judges were highly complimentary of our students and commended SCAN Magazine in these words: ‘A great magazine needs collaboration. The writing, images, design, layout, and the overall style should all come together to create a certain experience for the reader. That is what a magazine with overall excellence needs. That is SCAN Magazine.’ SCAD students truly are newsmakers — in every sense of the word.”
Want to get involved in SCAD Atlanta’s award-winning student media? Stop by the next staff meeting at the Spring House computer lab on Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m. or email email@example.com for more information.
On Wednesday May 18 the Book Lady will be holding a paperback release party for Professor Harrison Scott Key’s newest book, The World’s Largest Man. This event will start at 6:30 and will be hosted by Seersucker. The host of the event will be Zach Powers accompanied by music done by Brian Dean. Come check it out if you get the chance! This book has received some excellent reviews and it is bound to be a great time. And, if that’s not enough to get you in the door, there will also be a bar!