Monthly Archives: October 2010

USM Community Fair

Words and Images first event of the year!

Betsy Sholl and Wesley McNair discuss their work in a public forum moderated by Joshua Bodwell of Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Dan Domench reads from his collection of stories “Hold Me Fast.” Words and Images announces its first ever Betsy Sholl award in poetry and invites writers to submit to their upcoming issue.

This event will be hosted in the Wishcamper Center, Room 102
34 Bedford St, Portland, ME

So if you live in the Portland , ME area – come on down! This is a great opportunity to see the literary community come alive!

Did you know…

…that we’re offering two awards for this years upcoming journal? You do now!

We’re reprising The Andre Dubus Award in Short Fiction this year. Information can be found here.

We’re introducing The Betsy Sholl Award in Poetry as well. Information can be found here.

Submissions for both awards close on December 31, 2010.
We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Words and Images 2010/11

Salutations readers, writers and artists. We need your genius!

Words and Images is back for the 2010/11 year.
We remain the student-run literary magazine of the University of Southern Maine. We are still interested in short fiction, poetry, personal essays, memoirs, short dramatic works (screenplays and plays), and visual images of all printable forms.
Here are our submissions and contest guidelines:

Submissions are free and open until December 31st, 2010.

Hard copy submissions will receive priority consideration. Please send to:
University of Southern Maine
Words and Images
PO Box 9300, 143 Woodbury
Portland, ME, 04104

All prose submissions are limited to two pieces of less than 4,000 words each, and can be submitted to wordsandimagesprose@gmail.com or the regular mail address above.

All poetry submissions are limited to three poems, not to exceed a total of 10 pages, and can be submitted to wordsandimagespoetry@gmail.com or the regular mail address above.

All art submissions are limited to three pieces in jpeg form, 300 pixel minimum, and can be submitted to wordsandimagesart@gmail.com.

With all submissions please include a short bio as you would have it appear in print, plus any relevant contact information.

We are also sponsoring three contests this year:
the Andre Dubus Award in short fiction; the Betsy Sholl Award in poetry; and the Words and Images Cover Award, a competition for a visual piece to be featured on the cover.

All contest entries are due by December 31st, 2010 and must be accompanied by a check or money order for $10.00 per entry, made out to “University of Southern Maine.” Contest payment must be mailed along with a letter of explanation to:
University of Southern Maine
Words and Images
PO Box 9300, 143 Woodbury
Portland, ME 04104
(Sorry, we are not permitted to use PayPal.)

All winning contest entries will appear in the 2011 edition of “Words and Images” and will receive special recognition at the opening ceremony in April 22, 2011.