Job Posting

E-writer in residence

Off-site, Oct 26 – November 23, 2013
Remuneration: $3,500

Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2013 E Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the author and the community and requires 14 hours per week of on-line exchanges, plus attendance at 3 events in Toronto: the launch of the 2013 Young Voices magazine October 8, 2013, the 2013 Young Voices Conference on October 26, plus a wrap-up celebration event, date to be determined. On-line duties commence October 26 and end November 23 and include:

  • Receive submissions by email and respond with thanks
  • Read submissions and develop feedback and respond
  • Blog on the TPL teen page, monitor blog and respond to comments as appropriate
  • Develop e-zine featuring teen writers who submitted to the program

In advance of the actual residency, the E writer in residence will develop, in collaboration with the Young Voices staff working group:

  • Creative ideas for interacting online with youth
  • Criteria and guidelines for the call for submissions
  • A set schedule for on-line activities

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must reside in Canada. Please note, no travel or accommodation costs will be paid.
  • Professionally published author of fiction or poetry
  • Experience in teaching creative writing concepts to teens
  • Understanding of the needs of aspiring teen writers
  • Active online presence with experience developing blog content, e-zines or literary journals and delivering programs, workshops and readings.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining ability to meet eligibility criteria (1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including a list of publications and completed projects, a summary of teaching or workshop experience, and experience in the development of on-line content and use of social media
  • Sample of recent work (15-20 pages)
  • Two letters of reference

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013

Send applications to:
E Writer in Residence – Young Voices
c/o Jayne Delbeek Eksteins
Cedarbrae Branch
545 Markham Road
Toronto, Ontario M1H 2A1
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Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 28, 2013
Start Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By Mail
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Toronto Public Library

Jayne Delbeek Eksteins
Cedarbrae Branch
545 Markham Road
Toronto, ON M1H 2A1

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians. The Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment.