Top Twos-Day: Deadlines loom.

artlines

Nominations are open for those movers and shakers in the library sphere, “…who are moving our libraries ahead. The 2015 Movers and Shakers will be highlighted in the March 15 issue of Library Journal.” Details…

Speaking of open, ARTlines2 is a juried ekphrastic poetry competition accepting submissions between now and November 30, 2014, and may be made in one of two age categories: Adult (ages 20+) or Teen (ages 13–19). More information…

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contest: contemporary tales with cutting edge delivery

Spoon and the Moon App Contest

sponsored by Wickedly Sisters

seeking short story, poem, animation, illustration, animated gif, musical composition to flow with theme: A Naughty Fairytale

accepting “…writing, music and art that flow with our Spoon and the Moon App. We are looking for creative visionaries who are not afraid to stretch the storyline possibilities.”

deadline extended until September 30, 2012

details and rules

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literary review seeking subs: writing and art

Black Fox Literary Review

seeking all styles and genres, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction

also accepting cover art, web feature pieces, and blog posts

Spring Issue Submission Period: January-March
Summer Issue Submission Period: April-June
Fall Issue Submission Period: July-September
Winter Issue Submission Period: October-December

details

they do offer a contest with fee…

 

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Spotlight: Eleanor Bennett

Today I welcome 16 year old photographer phenom Eleanor Bennett to the spotlight. She began her craft at the age of 12, collecting recognitions ranging from the only UK individual to have her work presented in the National Geographic and Airbus run, to the youngest artist displayed in Charnwood Art’s Vision 09, and New Mill’s Artlounge Dark Colours Exhibition. Numerous exhibits dot the globe in the UK, France, Indonesia, USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, and Australia, plus she’s racking up copious contest and publication credits including the Telegraph, the Guardian, and the BBC News Website, while simultaneously snagging books and magazines covers in the United States and Canada. Bennett’s style and approach is 100% serious, her camera focused on her subject and her eye on the finished project.

Q) Tell us what’s been the best subject or your favorite, and what’s a theme or topic you don’t think you’d like to capture again?

A) I find one of the best subjects to be ruined objects. “Situations which make me reflect and ask why the hell do humans do this type of thing?” If you find beauty in all of that you must be achieving stuff. I don’t want to capture flowers and grasshoppers again. I want to stretch my creativity.

Q) You’ve certainly done that! With your considerable resume, do you ever stop and wonder where you’ll be in five or ten years?

A) Mainly front covers, trying to get taken more seriously. A few interviews and artist featuring. I’ve no idea where it is all going to take me but I work hard and wake early. There is an opportunity just waiting for me to claim it. I’m good at being there to grab something.

Q) All the work you’ve done is paying off. What’s your latest project, and where do you see this one taking you?

A) I was recently offered a flight to NYC by a contest run by a magazine I was due to be published in. You have to reach out those feelers and connect. I sold a few prints with the saatchi gallery last year (gilt groupe sale). I’m just waiting to get my claws into an education grant for all this hard work.

Q) Exciting! Keep us posted on that one. Switching it up, what would you say influences your choices as subjects when you are out seeking a great photo shoot?

A) Has it been taken before? Do I feel it, is it bad luck if I don’t shoot it? well I’ll grab it. What setting? Its low light flash burst I think. I want that grain , not minded about the lost of quality. Can’t do raw , my software won’t let me. Take about 50 of this, up, down, around, below. I just need one good frame. All the effort is worth it.

Q) Many shots just to equal one good frame, sounds like you’re relentless. What do you do if you’re not satisfied with a shot?

A) I took a frame a couple of months ago, only turned out 500kb. Enlarged it to 8mb and now it’s the front cover of the Delinquent (starfish).

Q) It turned out better that you would have imagined! What do you recommend for people who are interested in achieving ideal photos?

A) Irfanview is a life saver when resizing for those not able to afford photoshop.

Thanks, Eleanor! Good luck with all your projects and we look forward to following your amazing career as it progresses.

To find Eleanor Bennett’s work check out Motley Press, Able Muse, Educe Journal, Penduline Press, and Polka Dot Punks. Read more about Eleanor Bennett at her website, Idol Magazine, and on her Facebook Fan Page.

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writing contest: winner discusses writing with best-selling author and major publisher

Muskoka Chautauqua First Annual Writing Contest

Open to residents of the US and Canada, the contest hopes to challenge writers of all ages and abilities with their choice of one of the following topics:

  • The War of 1812: Who really won?

 Without celebrating war or being anti-anyone, this theme recalls the struggles of each of the adversaries during this watershed conflict.

  • Our Canada: Rocks and Roots

Whether it’s rock music, the rock that dominates much of the landscape, your ancestral roots or our magnificent forests, we want to know what makes Canada so special…

Winner will receive two (2) VIP passes to the Muskoka Chautauqua “Weekend With Joseph Boyden” event being held at the luxurious JW Marriott’s The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa this fall.

The event will include opportunities to discuss writing and novels in small, intimate groups, with industry professionals such as Boyden, and publishers Penguin Canada.

Essays will be judged on both style and content, and should be between 500 – 2000 words.

Deadline for submissions is Fri. Aug. 31st at 5pm.

Entries should be sent to: muskokachautauqua@gmail.com;

or via mail to PO Box 172, Port Carling, ON. P0B 1P0.

 

Special thanks to Bryan Dearsley for this post!

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software users creative short story contest

NUANCE “I SPEAK DRAGON 2012” STORY CONTEST

accepting entries (500 words or less) or a video (two minutes or less)

explaining “…you or your company’s experience using Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate, or MacSpeech Scribe…”

“…contest is open to U.S. users of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate or Dragon Mobile Apps…”

deadline 11:59 p.m. ET, June 15, 2012

details

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poetry competition (in English or Dutch) now open

Holland Park Press

seeks poems “…about your personal history but at the same time we’re looking for an individual history that has a universal resonance…”

accepting  poetry in  “…literary form to say something more, and which is not just about yourself.”

deadline December 31, 2012

details

 

I share “no fee” writing opportunities and contests: gathering this information from various sources. I advise “caveat emptor” or in this case, let the writer beware when a venue is unknown to you.

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