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    I can't overstate the importance of WLA to my career. I felt so welcomed as a graduate student that WLA has become my intellectual home.
    Nancy Cook
    Associate Professor, English Department, University of Montana, Missoula

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.

Award-A stipend of $12,000 will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year (20 hours/week starting in September 2011). This includes money for summer work and an out-of-state tuition waiver, and possibly an in-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.

Duties – Duties 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.

Options – During 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.

Applications – Applicants 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, 2011. 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@westernlit.org.

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!

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    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

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