This year we are joining our release party with the Student-Life Gala. Please RSVP via this link:http://usm.maine.edu/studentlife/gala
Friday, May 2
5-6pm: Social Reception
6-8pm: Awards Ceremony
Mariner’s Church Banquet Center
368 Fore Street, Old Port, Portland
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages served.
Cash bar- ID required.
Semi-formal attire requested.
There will be 2014 issues for sale for $10 and a few 2013 issues for $8.
We hope to see you all there!
So…we may have forgotten about the existence of our blog for a minute.
Here is what has happened since the closing of submissions:
We have three contest winners–This years Betsy Sholl Award (judged by Rachel Flynn) has been awarded to Flavian Mark Lupinetti for his poem “All in the Wrist.”
The Andre Dubus Award (judged by Allison Ammend) has been awarded to Kenzie Cook for his story “Apples and Cyanide.”
And finally, the Dos Cosas Award goes to Martin Patrick Abraham Conte for his poem “Ode to John Cheever’s ‘The Enormous Radio'”
Congratulations to the three of them!
We also have some release party details: This year we are happy to announce the coming together of two end-of-the-year USM events–we will be joining our release party with the Leadership Development Board’s end of the year Gala. It will take place Friday, May 2nd at the Mariners Church Banquet Center starting at 5pm. We will have readings by contest winners and possibly others, as well as copies of this years’ issue for sale! We will keep you all updated as the date approaches.
The journal is in its final stages– the final copy should be here by April 23rd!
We also want to begin looking for some editors to join us for next year. If you have work-study, it’s a great opportunity to get paid to do something very exciting and rewarding– if you don’t however, it’s a great opportunity to volunteer to do something very exciting and rewarding! So please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining us for next year. It doesn’t really matter what your major is (in fact, nobody on board this year was an English major, I myself am PoliSci), but we are encouraging artists/art majors to get on board.
We are also looking for one candidate in particular who is of a sophomore standing (or two years left if you are like me and don’t really have a title) and who would be interested in taking over my position for 2016.
More to come soon!
We are finally able to announce the last contest for this year– the Betsy Sholl Award in Poetry will be judged by poet Rachel Flynn! Check out the Betsy Sholl Award page above for all the details.
We are excited to announce that the Andre Dubus Award in Short Fiction will be judged by Allison Amend! Check the award page for details about the contest. Good luck to all!
The 2014 Dos Cosas Award is officially open. Click the link above (The 2014 Dos Cosas Award) to find out how you can win $500 and the chance to read at our release in May.
It is that time now for us to start receiving submissions so please, send away! The only guideline is that prose should be kept to 5,000 words or less (of course if your story is a little bit longer maybe an exception can be made). We will be announcing contests within the next two weeks, so stay tuned USM students for those. I look forward to reading everybody’s work.
Please send your prose to: email@example.com
Poetry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual art to: email@example.com
My name is Robert Parry and I will be the new director here at Words and Images for 2013-2014. It is still very early in regards to announcing anything (I expect to have more details come July/August), but if anyone has any questions about anything feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great summer!