NEW EKPHRASTIC CONTEST!!! Bird Watching, with guest judges Tricia Marcella Cimera and Karen Schauber
Bird Watching: an ekphrastic writing contest in flash fiction and poetry
The Ekphrastic Review is thrilled to announce a very special spring writing contest!
Write a poem or flash fiction story based on any of the forty bird-themed artworks in the Bird Watching ebook (shown below.) Submit up to five poems, stories, are combination of both.
Selected entries will be published in The Ekphrastic Review in special showcase features.
One poem and one flash fiction story will also be selected as winner from the published entries.
Entry fee is $10 CAD, to purchase the ebook of prompts.
Our guest judge Tricia Marcella Cimera will choose the poetry winner.
Our guest judge Karen Schauber will choose the flash fiction winner.
The authors of the winning poem and story will each receive $100 CAD, paid via PayPal.
The winning fiction will be published again by Karen at Miramichi Review!
The winning poem will also appear in Tricia's Fox Poetry Box!
deadline: May 1, 2021
subject line: BIRD WATCHING SUBMISSION
number of entries: submit up to five poems, five stories, or a combination (all together in one email)
word count: poetry and flash fiction to a maximum 1000 words (yes, we love microfiction under 400 words, too)
Submit with your work a third-person bio, no longer than 200 words.
No simultaneous submissions for this contest please.
Send ONE email with all of your entries.
The Ekphrastic Review will accept selected entries for several bird-themed showcases as submissions come in.
The winners will be chosen from these and announced in late May 2021.
Contest entries must be responses to one or more of the forty images in Bird Watching. You must purchase the ebook to enter. Thank you for supporting this journal!
The Bird Watching ebook contains forty carefully curated artworks intended to inspire curiosity and discovery in your ekphrastic practice. It is a creative resource for you to enjoy anytime, not just for this contest.
We are excited to read what you are going to write!
Tricia Marcella Cimera is a Midwestern poet with a worldview. Her work is found in many diverse places online and in print, ranging from the Buddhist Poetry Review to The Ekphrastic Review. Her micro-chapbook entitled GO SLOW, LEONARD COHEN, was recently released through the Origami Poems Project. One of her poems is pleased to have earned a Pushcart Prize nomination and another is happy to have received a recent Best of the Net nomination. Tricia lives with her husband and family of cats in Illinois, in a town called St. Charles, by a river named Fox, with a Poetry Box (also called Fox) in her front yard.
Karen Schauber's work appears in sixty international literary magazines, journals and anthologies, including Bending Genres, Cabinet of Heed, Cease Cows, Ekphrastic Review, Fiction Southeast, New World Writing, Spelk; and a 'Best Microfiction' nomination. 'The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings' (Heritage House, 2019), her first editorial/curatorial flash fiction anthology, achieved 'Silver' in 2020 in The Miramichi Reader's ‘Very Best Book Award" for Short Fiction. Schauber curates Vancouver Flash Fiction, an online resource hub, and Miramichi Flash, a monthly flash fiction column. In her spare time, she is a seasoned family therapist.
facebook: @Karen Schauber
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