Assistant Prof of Fiction Position

Fiction writers! Speculative writers! Writers with backgrounds in global indigenous and/or postcolonial literatures! My department at Western Washington University is hiring a long-form speculative fiction writer! Please help me spread the word, and consider applying yourself!


  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Sept 2020
  • quarter system teaching assignment: 2-2-2
  • courses in the undergrad creative writing, literature, and MFA programs
  • MFA or PhD required
  • primary expertise in long-form speculative fiction
  • experience in global indigenous literatures and/or postcolonial literatures (for example black speculative fiction, Latinx speculative fiction)
  • experience cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • secondary expertise in multigenre writing and/or creative nonfiction writing
  • demonstrated expertise in any area of historically marginalized writing

Benefits include proximity to ocean and mountains, deer wandering across campus, and all the weirdness of Portland and Seattle without the traffic. (Actual medical and dental benefits, too.)

Click the link below for more information, or contact me with questions!


WWU Faculty at AWP 2019!

If you’re hoping to catch some of Western Washington University’s amazing faculty at AWP in Portland this year, here’s where we’ll be! Kicking it off with a faculty reading Wednesday–it’s going to be so good!!

Wednesday, 3/27

A Taste of WWU: Faculty Reading

Bruce Beasley, Elizabeth Colen, Stefania Heim, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kelly Magee, Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola, Christopher Patton, and Kami Westhoff


Taste on 23rd  (offsite)

2285 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97210


Thursday, 3/28

Black Lawrence Press Book Signing

Carol Guess, 1-2pm

Book fair


25 Years of Creative Nonfiction: An Anniversary Reading

Brenda Miller, 1:30-2:45pm

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1


Come Celebrate With Me: Women of Color Writers and Literary Lineage 

Jane Wong, 1:30pm

B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1


Queering Genre Boundaries: The Speculative and Fantastic in LGBTQ+ Writing

Kelly Magee, 4:30-5:45

A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1


Disability Literature Consortium

Suzanne Antonetta, 6-9

Courtyard by Marriot Portland

Downtown/Convention Center


FC2, Sidebrow, Ellipsis, and Dorothy Reading

Carol Guess, 7-9pm

ADX (offsite)


In His Own Words: A Tribute to Brian Doyle

Brenda Miller, 7pm

McMenamin’s Mission Theater (offsite)


Friday, 3/29


The Coast is Queer: LGBTQ+ Voices from the Pacific Northwest

Carol Guess, 9-10:15am

Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2


Indigenous Womanisms: Decolonization & Na(rra)tivity

Kristiana Kahakauwila, 9-10:15am

E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1


Gold Wake Press Reading

Kelly Magee, 3-6pm

Ristretto Roasters (offsite)


“Shitholes of the World, Unite”: A Poetry Reading in Translation

Stefania Heim, 5pm

Holocene (offsite)


Readings from They Said Anthology of Collaborative Writing

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee, 5:30-7:30pm

The Fixin’ To (offsite)


Menacing Hedge Reading

Kami Westhoff, 6pm

The Bad Habit Room (offsite)


Swichback Books and Counterpath AWP Book Launch Party

Stefania Heim, 7-9pm

Strum Guitar Bar (offsite)


Correspondences Reading

Jane Wong, 7pm

Daedalus Books (offsite)


Burnside Review, Alice James Books, Canarium Books, Oversound

Jane Wong, 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel (offsite)


Saturday, 3/30


Unsolicited Press Book Signing

Kami Westhoff, 9am

Book fair


Reimagining Borders

Jane Wong, 5pm

Ristretto Roasters (offsite)