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Words & Images 2012 is almost here….

Celebrate with us at our release party, Thursday April 19th at Mayo Street Arts. The fun starts at 6:30 and ends at 9:30.

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!

Winner’s Circle!

By the time submissions closed for the Dos Cosas Award, we had so many fantastic stories and poetry from our peers that we were overwhelmed. The University of Southern Maine has a vibrant writers community, and the diversity of style, voice and vision was impressive. I want to take a moment to thank all of our entrants, who work diligently at their craft, and will continue to do so beyond their experiences at USM. Don’t roll your eyes, but you’re all winners (I said don’t roll your eyes!) Knowing a handful of our entrants personally and seeing them sweat over the pages in workshops and creative writing courses made judging this contest difficult. I want to encourage everyone to keep submitting, because much of the work I saw was already so well manicured, it deserves recognition.
Cheers to you!
Caroline O’Connor Thomas, Publishing Director 2012

Now!
Words & Images is proud to announce the winner of the second annual Dos Cosas award, a $500 prize reserved for a student writer from the University of Southern Maine.

Congratulations to Catie Hannigan -! who has won this year’s award for her poem “Winter.”

Catie is a self-described morning bird, and dream-journal enthusiast. She appreciates hot cheeks and cold air.

We will be announcing the recipients of the Betsy Sholl Poetry Award and the Andre Dubus Award for Short Fiction by the end of the week, so visit us again soon!

Special thanks to Michael Frier, Assistant Director – for helping me judge this contest, and to Professor Waldrep, who was key in helping spread the word about the award. Again, congratulations to Catie for her excellent work!

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!

Contest Announcement!

Words & Images would like to announce a contest open exclusively to USM students, The Dos Cosas Award.

“Dos Cosas” is Spanish for “two things.” Why two things, you ask? And why in Spanish – considering we’re in Maine and none of our staff speak Spanish?: “Maybe all literature is just two things banging together. Characters banging against settings; dialogue banging against secondary action; similies banging against alliteration; memory banging against the present moment.  …All writing should hold a contradiction. Of course, those aforementioned pairs aren’t really contradictions. But man oh man, a contradiction surely must consist of two things.”
-Benjamin Rybeck, Publishing Director 2009

And Spanish sounds more fun. Though “Deux Choses” has a certain allure as well…

So here it is: Submit up to five poems or a short fiction piece of less than 5,000 words by December 1st. The winner, selected by a panel of peer judges will receive $500 dollars for their outstanding work and an opportunity to read their piece at the Words & Images 2012 journal release party.

There is no contest entry fee, but we must reiterate – this contest is only for USM students. Send your submissions to the appropriate e-mail addresses and make sure to indicate your piece is for the Dos Cosas Award.

wordsandimagespoetry @ gmail.com
wordsandimagesprose @ gmail.com

Submissions for Words and Images 2012

…Open on August 1st! ALL are welcome to submit and we hope to see a lot of submissions from USM writers.

We have some guidelines set out, as well as where to send your work all listed right here.

Stay tuned for details on this years fiction/poetry contest, which will be a revival of the Dos Cosas Award, which first appeared in our 2009 issue.

Get Involved!

It’s that time, folks – that time where we send out a rallying cry to those USM students who love the arts. ALL the arts: Sounds, sights, escapades, meaningful shenanigans and of course, words & images.

We are looking for people who want to participate in the production of next year’s Words & Images. We need poetry and fiction readers/editors, art editors and artists, marketing representatives, line editors and critical, creative eyes.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know – report to the SGA Office in the Woodbury Campus Center on May 2nd at 3 PM for a general interest meeting.

If you can’t make it, but are still interested, e-mail Caroline at caroline.oconnorthomas@maine.edu.

We hope to see you there.