Posts made in October, 2014

Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0

Attention writers, researchers, photographers, visual artists, and image-makers! The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator. We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014. The theme of our upcoming zine is “Self-as-Subject”, an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment – in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility. The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (film or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released. Some notes to remember: –   Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email. –   Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description. –   When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions. Please email your submissions to themultipleexposureproject@gmail.com. For more information on The Multiple eXposure Project, check out our...

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Writing Guest Blogging: Daily (w)rite A Daily Ritual of Writing

Guest Post Guidelines The guidelines might change with time, but so far this is what I request. I realize the list is long, but it is essential in order to avoid misunderstandings and time-wasting down the road. I respect your time and effort, and this is a good way to ensure neither is wasted. The following requirements are also valid for guest interviews. General Guidelines: •  Your post must be original and must not have been published before on the web. •  You agree to not publish the post anywhere else for 3 months after it is published on this blog, to maintain its uniqueness. •  The guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics, as that is what this blog is about. •  You may include two links in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post, and one link inside the post linking back to your blog/ content. •  Please include a bio, so readers can get to know you better, and add your Twitter handle, if you have one. Your own picture would be nice, but it is optional. These would help me feature you on my Guest Blogger page, dedicated to all the writers who have guested on my blogs. •  Please send in an accompanying image that is relevant to the post, and is not so heavy that I have to resize it. •  Please ensure that the post is well-edited, readable, and written in good English. Promotion Guidelines •  Talk about the guest post at your blog and on Twitter or any other social media, so the post you write gets comments from your regular readers. I’ll do the same, but I’ll notice if you do not make any effort to promote your own post. •  Stick to a word count of up to 400 words to ensure that you hold the readers’ attention. A well-thought-out title would attract more visitors, which is after all what this is all about: providing you more exposure. •  Ensure that you’re available to interact with readers who comment on your post. Formatting Guidelines •  Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website, twitter links etc. already formatted. •  Make sure the paragraphs are short, for easy reading. Bullet points welcome. Submission Guidelines ·      Before you submit a guest post, please check with me about the topic etc so I can tell you if it has been covered recently, or is not relevant to the blog. This should be done at least a month before you want the post to appear. ·      I do not support overt advertisements, unless it is to promote an author’s book: fiction, or related to publishing fiction in some...

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‘At War’ Poetry Competition

‘At War’ Poetry Competition (Free entry) Arts Award Voice is an online magazine created by young people, for young people interested in the arts (artsawardvoice.com). As nations across the globe mark one hundred years since the beginning of the First World War, Arts Award Voice are excited to have launched a poetry-writing competition that will encourage writers to engage with the centenary in a creative way.  We are asking young people aged 11-22 to submit original poems on the theme ‘At War’. The competition deadline is November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day.  The competition is open to two age categories, 11-16 and 17-22, and the judges are looking forward to reading poems from a wide range of young people. The prize includes a National Art Pass, and feedback from the judges for the winning poems – an invaluable opportunity for any budding writers. We will also publish a selection of poems in an e-book which will have a small print run, and winners will each receive a copy. Arts Award Voice is delighted that Joelle Taylor, Kat Francois and Caroline Bray have agreed to judge the competition.  Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist and poet, and Founder and Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, the Poetry Society’s national youth slam championship. She worked alongside Caroline Bray (Arts Award Museums, Heritage and Libraries Associate) with Bronze Arts Award students recently on a project which saw them writing poetry inspired by First World War objects and stories from The British Postal Museum and Archive, before performing their work at the Roundhouse in Camden.  Kat Francois is a performance poet. She is the 2005 World Slam Champion and a resident poet at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. She has also written and performed a one-woman play called Raising Lazarus, charting the journey of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain during the First World War. The potential of this poetry competition is far reaching; as Joelle Taylor notes, reading the poetry of young people it “like listening to thoughts from the future. I believe that poetry can affect positive change in the world, and even that these poems can help us erase war and find peaceful ways to end conflict. I can’t wait to read them.” Entries should be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk, along with name, age and email address. All questions and queries regarding this competition can also be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk. For more information, please visit this link:...

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Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award Winter 2014

$1600 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014. The second prize is $800, third prize $400 and there are five runner up prizes of $80. A further ten Highly Commended entrants will receive a free entry in the next round. Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement. Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014’ and see their work showcased online. Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted. Deadline is midnight 31st December 2014. Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:...

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RUMINATE Magazine: 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize with final judge Larry Woiwode. Along with publication in our Spring 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively. There is a $20 entry fee, which includes a complimentary copy of the Spring 2015 issue. The deadline for submissions is October 27th, 2014. To read the complete contest guidelines and to submit, please visit our website:...

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