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Editorial Fellowships at Western American Literature

One fellowship is offered every academic year. They are alternately the Thomas J. Lyon Fellowship and the Western Literature Association Fellowship.

AwardA stipend of $12,000 will be awarded for the 2010-2011 academic year
(20 hours/week starting in August or September 2010). This includes money for summer work and an out-of-state tuition waiver. The fellowship may be retained for a second year, depending upon satisfactory progress toward the master’s degree and acceptable completion of editorial assignments.

DutiesDuties at WAL include helping select, prepare, and copyedit manuscripts, as well as a variety of other tasks required to produce a scholarly journal.

Requirements The editorial fellow must enroll in Utah State University’s American Studies or Literature and Writing master’s program.

OptionsDuring the fellow’s second semester, s/he may choose to co-teach a course in the English Department with a professor in his/her field. During the fellow’s third semester, s/he may choose to teach an undergraduate writing class. This affords the fellow a more varied graduate experience. Both times, WAL releases the fellow for a certain amount of hours.

ApplicationsApplicants should send a letter of application and three letters of recommendation to WAL, plus a full application to the USU graduate school. Materials must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2009. Applicants will be notified by early April. Address correspondence to Western American Literature, Utah State University, 3200 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-3200 or e-mail us at wal@usu.edu.

NO EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. IF YOU’RE APPLYING TO USU’S ENGLISH DEPARTMENT IN AMERICAN STUDIES OR IN LITERATURE AND WRITING, YOU QUALIFY TO APPLY FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP. DON’T BE SHY—APPLY!



 


Brett Sigurdson
is the TJ Lyon Fellow,
first year.

He enjoys reading about the Beats and likes being outdoors—hiking, biking, and walking his dog Miles Davis.


Pamela Pierce
is the WLA Fellow, second year.

She’s in love with bookstores. You can see her below
beaming in front of the
Tattered Cover in Denver.

 


Funding for WAL fellowships is provided by the Western Literature Association and the English Department at Utah State University, with additional support from the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies and the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Utah State University.
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