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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.

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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    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.

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