Call for applications! Writer-in-residence, Journalism Fellowship

There are a couple of cool positions up for grabs. It could just be the thing for you.

The University of Manitoba is seeking a Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence. Here’s the meat of the matter:

A professional writer or storyteller is sought for the position of Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba. The incumbent will provide mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, give a limited number of readings or performances on campus, and lead an informal non-credit workshop. The remaining time will be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own artistic projects. Salary is $20,000 for this four-month position, from approximately Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2011. Accommodation and return transportation will be provided.

Please submit a covering letter, CV or résumé (outlining publications, performances, awards, residencies), a writing sample of no more than 20 pages (double-spaced and typed in a standard 12-point font) and two letters of reference. All nationalities are encouraged to apply; however, full proficiency in English is required. The Centre is committed to principles of employment equity. Information about the Centre may be found at

Send applications by Nov. 22/10 to:
Dr. Warren Cariou, Director
Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
University of Manitoba
391 University College, 220 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M8 Canada

The second position is for the new Persephone Miel Fellowship for journalists.

Internews and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has started the fellowship for journalists in honour of the late Persephone Miel.  They are now accepting applications for its first fellow from across the globe.

“The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues.”

Eligibility: The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as freelancers who are non-native English speaking media professionals seeking to report from their home country

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