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Winners Circle II !

We’re more than pleased to announce that our judges for the 2012 Betsy Sholl Award, Professor Shelton Waldrep and Professor Nancy Gish have make their selections.

Congratulations to David Sloan, for his poem “Bad Math.”

The winner of the 2012 Andre Dubus Award, judged by Lily King is

Karyn Lie-Nielsen, for her short story “When The Iron Is Hot.”

Congratulations to both our winners for their exemplary work!

…And we’re back!

We hope everyone had a successfully relaxing winter break, filled with delicious baked goods, loved ones, fireplaces, fir trees, and snow (in no particular order.) It seemed like Maine was going to be in for an unusually mild winter, but the snow has really started to pick up now.

We have some exciting announcements to make this upcoming week, including the winners of the Dos Cosas Award and the Betsy Sholl Award.

Our wonderful journal designer and Art Director, MECA senior Adriana Warner is currently working on the layout of the journal and we’re sending letters out everyday, so keep your eyes peeled for more journal content and announcements.

The 2012 Contests Are Here!

We just updated our contest pages today, so have a look at them –

The Andre Dubus Award 2012        The Betsy Sholl Award 2012

Lily King has generously donated her time to judging The Andre Dubus Award this year.

The Betsy Sholl Award will be judged by the University of Southern Maine’s Professors Nancy Gish and Shelton Waldrep.

Winners receive publication, the opportunity to read at our Spring release party, and prize money relative to the pages of their entry. Time’s ticking away, so click the links and submit your work!

In case any of you were wondering…

Melissa Crowe is a marvelous local poet. And quite crafty! I recommend visiting her site for a daily dose of prose.

(And she’s the winner of the Betsy Sholl Award!)

Congratulations are in order…

Here are your Words & Images 2011 contest winners – Congratulations to them for their outstanding work.

Christina Murphy, “Ringing True”
Andre Dubus Award, Judged by Dan Domench

Melissa Crowe, “This River”
Betsy Sholl Award, Judged by Adrian Blevins

Megan E. Jackson, “Shrinking Side Effects”
Words & Images/ Student Performing Artists Award, Judged by Meghan Brodie

Lisa Purinton, “Untitled”
Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for the Book Arts Prize, Judged by Sissy Beck

Gerald George, “Hymn to Hope and Jolly Liberation”
Maine Senior College Network Poet Laureate, Judged by Tamarah Smith and Jonathan Wilson

That’s a whopping five award winning pieces selected to be in this years journal; Two poems, one short fiction piece, one ten minute play and one piece of book art!

Words & Images 2011: Resurgam! Book Release Party

Please join us for an evening of drinks, free food, dancing, musical performance and readings from locally grown and nationally acclaimed writers and artists!

When: April 29th 2011, 6 – 9 PM
Where: Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonny
92  Bedford St, Portland, Maine

Our event will feature an exclusive reading from Townie: A Memoir by bestselling author Andre Dubus III, as well as readings and award presentations by Adrian Blevins, USM President Selma Botman, Kate Cheney Chappell and a special musical performance by Olas.

There will be free food provided by Panera and Bruce’s Burritos , coffee provided by Bard Coffee and a cash bar.

Here’s a video of Olas performing “El Tiempo” to whet your appetite:

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!