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Friday, May 2, 2014

A Memoir... published in the Birmingham Arts Journal

I have a story in the newest issue of the Birmingham Arts Journal.  Last story, "Snow Fell on Alabama."  Check it out.   http://www.birminghamartsjournal.com/pdf/baj11-1.pdf

While you're at the website, look at the contest they're having. http://www.birminghamartsjournal.com/ElectraAward/index.html
The Electra Awards
Established by Birmingham Arts Journal in conjunction with Alabama Power Company
Celebrating the Power of Art to Ignite, Delight & Unite
First, second and third prizes will be awarded
in each of three categories: art, poetry and prose
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $100

  • The competition does not require a theme for submitted works. 
  • All entries must be original. No previously published work or pieces awarded cash prizes in other contests.
  • Each online entry must be accompanied by a submission fee (U.S. Funds only). Please use our secure online checkout to submit entry fee with your uploaded entry. Unpaid submissions will not be considered. *If you are unable to enter or pay online, you may mail a printed copy or a disc containing your work accompanied by your submission fee. Make checks payable to Birmingham Arts Journal, Inc. Mail to 1410 17th Street South - Birmingham, AL 35205.
    A $30.00 processing fee will be charged for any returned check.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted, but only one prize per person awarded in each category.
  • All entries must include a cover sheet with title, author's name, address, telephone number, email address, and category entered. 
  • $14 per entry (receipt of entries will be acknowledged via email).
  • With poetry and prose submissions, number the pages in prose submissions.
  • For art submissions, send one photograph of each piece entered
  • Winners will be announced on Birmingham Arts Journal website and via email to all entrants.
  • ALL entries (not just winners) will be considered for future publication in Birmingham Arts Journal. If entries require editing/cropping prior to publication, artists and writers will be notified.
  • Two jurors will judge each category - their decisions will be final.
  • Fees may be paid via PayPal/credit card/debit card on the BAJ website www.birminghamartsjournal.com/ElectraAward. 
  • Manuscripts and photographs will not be returned.All submissions must be received or postmarked by July 1, 2014
    POETRY - Multiple entries must be submitted separately (and with a separate fee) by deadline date. Traditional forms and free verse - more than one poem may be submitted; all poems together must not exceed the 75-line limit per entry fee. Send one copy of each entry in standard manuscript format - double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12pt Courier or Times New Roman font, created in Word (PC or Mac - TXT, DOC, PDF or DOCX).
    PROSE- Fiction and non-fiction - more than one piece may be submitted, but all together must not exceed the 1500-word limit per entry fee. Prose entries must be typed double spaced. Please name your file with the title of the work, your name, or other unique file name. send one copy of each entry in standard manuscript format (double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12pt Courier or Times New Roman font, created in Word (PC or Mac - PDF, DOC, DOCX or TXT).
    ART - Painting/Drawing (oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, etc.). Mixed Media, 3D/Ceramics & Sculpture, Photography (film and digital) - no size restriction. Submissions via .jpg or .tiff files only (300dpi or greater). Diptychs & triptychs accepted as single entry. Only photographic images of art will be accepted - please do not send original work.
  • 1 comment:

    Sheila said...

    Thanks Pat! I'll keep this one in mind too, for goal of submitting to a contest each month.