LITERARY WRITES COMPETITION details

Got this in my regular VOX email from the Federation of BC Writers, a terrific group that, if you are a BC writer, you really should join!

WordWorks Magazine

WordWorks Magazine

21st ANNUAL LITERARY WRITES COMPETITION ~ Federation of BC Writers

Category:       Creative Non-fiction
Deadline:       July 25, 2010
Judges: Anthony Dalton, author & Canadian Authors Assoc. National President
Sylvia Taylor, author & Executive Director, Federation of BC Writers

First Prize: $500, Fed workshop of your choice,publication in WordWorks
Second Prize: $300, publication in WordWorks
Third Prize: $150, publication in WordWorks

Winners will be read their pieces at the Word On The Street Festival in Vancouver on September 26, 2010.
The competition is open to all BC writers and residents.
Entries must be original work, not previously published in any form. Copyright remains with the author.
Maximum 2,000 words per entry. No limit to number of entries.
Blind judging in effect: do not include your name on the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, 12 font, Times New Roman, pages numbered consecutively and stapled together, title in the footer of each page. Include a cover letter with your name, address, telephone, e-mail and the title of your piece(s).

Manuscripts will NOT be returned; they are destroyed at the end of the competition.

No e-mail submissions.
Contest results posted on The Federation of BC writers website in September 2010.

Entry fee: $15 for Federation members and $20 for non-members. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit but each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee. A person may win only one prize.

Make cheque payable to The Federation of BC Writers.
All contest entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2010

Mail Entries & fees to:
Literary Writes 2010
The Federation of BC Writers
PO Box 3887, Stn Terminal
Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z3

May the best BC writer win! (of course, that’s me, right?)

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The Screenwriter’s Challenge 2010

Screenwriter, action hero

Screenwriter, hero of action

This one came from the handy Mandy mailing list, a very useful little list for anyone in the film industry who may be looking for work, which is a set which generally includes everyone in the film industry. Here are the deets:

How it Works

● Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world.

● There are 2 rounds.

● 1st Round (April 16 – 24, 2010) : Writers are placed randomly in heats. Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).

● Writers have 8 days to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max) based on their genre and subject assignment.

● Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

● 2nd Round (June 4 – 5, 2010) : All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max.).

● A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are chosen!

To enter, first check out the Fine Print and then register via this link and pay your $49 (no, not cheap, but quite a BIT cheaper than a professional critique, which you’re getting with the entry anyway).

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Front Magazine Call for Proposals

The Western Front

The Western Front

Another from the Instant Coffee email, which you really should be signing up for:

Call for submissions and proposals // Front Magazine // Translation issue,
Summer 2010
Deadline: April 15, 2010

Front Magazine is looking for writing, visual art, design and collaboration
that addresses the idea of what is lost, and what might be gained, in
translation.

We are interested in works that address literal linguistic translation, the
movement of cultural objects from one context to another, conversion from
one media to another, transliteration and transmogrification.

For written works (both artistic and journalistic), the suggested word
count is “short” (most pieces will be 500-700 words). Assignments are
available (please send a sample of your writing). Submissions can be
emailed to frontmagazine AT front.bc.ca.

For full submission guidelines, please see
http://front.bc.ca/frontmagazine/submissions

Front Magazine is published in Vancouver by the Western Front Society and
distributed liberally and for free throughout the lower mainland four times
a year.

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Front
303 E 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1
604-876-9343
www.front.bc.ca/frontmagazine

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Pandora’s Collective Invites Nominations for the Special Achievement Awards

God, I’ve got to get better at writing concise headlines, because really, that’s the whole story. Here’s the email, and note that the deadline is this Friday:

pandoras collective

pandoras collective

The Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival began with an idea to bring together all of the on-going literary events that happen monthly around town and their hosts to showcase to the public what they do. The first year of the festival saw us located on the Georgia Street side of the Art Gallery with one stage, some tented chairs for the audience and lots of information tables. Since that year we have grown into so much more.

Now in our 7th year we would like to continue the tradition of how we began with the idea of honouring significant people within the literary community. We are planning an opening night gala to do just that. (This will be held Friday August 20th the night before the festival. The venue still to be decided)

Pandora’s Collective would like to recognize certain individuals who have had an impact on the literary community over the years. We will be giving out four special achievement awards and would like you to tell us who you think deserves them.

Please send in the names of up to three people or organizations you believe deserve special recognition. Write about three lines telling us why and if possible include their contact information. Please make sure these nominations are from the Greater Vancouver Area.

Some things to consider when thinking about who you would pick.

How does this person help the writing community at large? Are they an organizer of an event, a host who runs a reading series, open mic or festival? Are they an instructor or mentor who have inspired and encouraged you?

Are they someone whose writing you consider to be amazing and which has touched you deeply and affected your own work.

Is this a group or organization which you believe are committed to helping others to excel?

All submissions for consideration should be sent to blnish_pandoras AT yahoo.ca by Friday, February 26th.

Bonnie

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Call for Submissions: Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Research for Change Across Cultures and Communities

Scholar by Eeckhout Gerbrand Van Den

Scholar by Eeckhout Gerbrand Van Den

Stole this off the SEARCHgrads email, where it was posted by Judi Piggott, who used to head up SEARCH. Do note that this is an unpaid call for research contributions; normally I don’t post unpaid opportunities, but it’s an excellent cause, it’s academic publishing (which never pays anyway, except in tenure) and it serves to further the professionalism of the field because it is, after all, research.

Call for Abstracts A New Book in the CAIP (Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice) Research Series

Publisher:  Detselig Temeron Press

Editor, Cheryl McLean, Publisher IJCAIP, http://www.ijcaip.com

International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice

Associate Editor, Robert Kelly Ph.D., Fine Arts, University of Calgary

“Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Research for Change Across Cultures and Communities

The CAIP, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice research text series was launched with the inaugural text  “Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” published by Detselig Temeron Books, Editor, Cheryl McLean, Associate Editor,  Robert Kelly, scheduled for release in April 2010. (http://www.creativeartpractice.blogspot.com “Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” introduced the emerging field with illustrative examples, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the applications of the creative arts in research action and interdisciplinary practice for hope and change.

Hear what our CAIP, Inquiries for Hope and Change contributors (bk. l) have to say about creative arts in research and interdisciplinary practice for  “hope and change” here

New Call for Abstracts for Book 2 in the CAIP research series:

Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Research for Change Across Cultures and Communities

In our upcoming book, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice “Research for Change Across Cultures and Communities” there will be a particular focus on arts and community based research that transforms and empowers individuals and communities.  We are interested in arts and research within neighbourhoods and cities, across continents and beyond borders.  Currently we are seeking illustrative and accessible research accounts about the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice, progressive research that offers hope for change across cultures and communities locally and globally.

These are a just a few of the themes and subjects areas that may be explored in text 2:

  • arts research and community based research CBR/ arts and participatory methods
  • arts in research and practice re-building or bridging communities in conflict (visual arts, dance, performance, narrative/poetry, installation etc.)
  • arts in research and interdisciplinary practice across cultures for global change
  • ethnographic/oral history field studies leading to arts  for social justice, anti-oppression work, empowerment
  • arts in research for improved health and quality of life, examples poverty, homelessness, environment, youth, crime, aging, urban studies
  • arts used in distinctive and innovative ways, transformative new methods that  explore and challenge..creative new ways to investigate, explore, articulate  and communicate research findings while working actively within communities to create change.

Submissions:

Send an abstract (max. l pg.)  with name, affiliation and a brief bio and  an indication of your references as an email  Word attachment to the editor, CherylMcLean@ijcaip.com with “submission “Research for Change Across Cultures and Communities”  in the subject line.  English language submissions only.   Deadline extended:  March 20, 2010 for abstracts.  Selected candidates will be contacted with a request for a  full article  submission for the book and additional information will be provided at that time.  Due date for full articles will be e/o May 2010. Please be aware that we are seeking research related articles.

Cheryl McLean, Editor, Publisher, IJCAIP
The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
website:  http://www.ijcaip.com email:  CherylMcLean@ijcaip.com

CAIP BOOK BLOG:  http://www.creativeartpractice.blogspot.com

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