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Bill Thompson's Eyes on Books

Bill Thompson provides access to hundreds of online interviews with Nonfiction writers!


Alcohol and Drug Services

Unpaid internship: graduate student or senior English major needed to teach a writing skills class to administrative staff at a substance abuse counseling agency. The class will be called "Writing Skills: Enhancement for Advancement".


The Greenbrier Learning Center
Development Intern

Small, innovative community-based non-profit organization is looking for a creative, independent intern to work with the Executive Director and the Director of Community Outreach on multiple agency development projects.



(Non-Profit Suicide Prevention Organization)

the launching of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and its primary program, the National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher dedicated this national crisis hotline network in May 1999. It connects people who are depressed or suicidal -- or those who are concerned about someone they love — automatically to a CONTACT USA or AAS certified crisis center.


Graybill & English, L.L.C.

is a law firm that represents writers and writers' organizations, publishers, publishers' groups, artists, photographers, poets, composers, filmmakers, songwriters, journalists, and television and video production companies and talent.


American Red Cross

Multiple opportunities with the Red Cross in their marketing department, in management, and others.





























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Welcome to the Nonfiction Universe, where we include links to current online publications in these nonfiction writing genres: autobiography, biography, business writing, essays, interviews, journalism, literary analysis, reports, reviews, rhetorical criticism, speeches, technical writing, and weblogs (blogs). Our resources provide writers and writing teachers with links to writing guides, style guides, reference books online, places to publish, and writing contests. Current information is included on George Mason University’s undergraduate concentration in nonfiction writing and graduate MA in professional writing and editing and on the faculty in rhetoric and composition serving the program. Visiting writers are profiled in our Calendar of Events, and our New and Noteworthy column features current news for nonfiction writers. Writing jobs are updated regularly, as are our writing internships. We welcome you to link to us!

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See the Nonfiction publications of our Alumni.


A journal for students and teachers of English who are exploring and creating new texts and new pedagogies for the web. Issues to date have explored such topics as poetry on the internet, hypermedia writing, writing and computers, reading the web, and the interfaces among text, image, and sound.

A refereed journal devoted to contemporary theorizations of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It accepts academic arguments, broadly construed, in all media forms suitable for web-based publication, including conventional articles, hypertexts, and multimedia projects.

Quotable Quotes

Languages are vast realities that transcend those political and historical entities we call nations.

-Octavio Paz



Nonfiction News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

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Nervy Girl

Nervy Girl is seeking your best personal essays, memoirs, and works of literary nonfiction in some way pertaining to the theme “Awakening.” It doesn’t matter if it’s spiritual, political, intellectual, emotional, funny, serious, or some vague reference to your Thursday morning alarm-clock-turn-off—if it’s a grand piece of writing, we want to read it. Experimentation with form and nonlinear narrative is whole-heartedly encouraged.




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