We received a press release from Paper Gardens Writing Contest which is not surprising since Paper Gardens is one of AAYC's longest running programs. Send in those poems or that creative impassioned essay on the plight of polar bears or the short story you've been let ferment. No sense in having them float in the cyber drawer of you computer.
Arts Alliance invites those who reside, study, or work in Yamhill County to participate in the 21st Paper Gardens Writing Contest. Author Robin Cody will be the 2014 judge.
The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County invites submissions to the 21th annual Paper Gardens Writing Contest. Open to all who live, study, or work in Yamhill County ages 6 and up, Paper Gardens is a wonderful creative writing outlet to encourage and recognize the excellence of local writers. Postmark Deadline for entries is March 1, 2014.
Portland writer Robin Cody will be the guest judge for 2014. Cody is the author of Ricochet River (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992), a novel. In 2005, The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission recognized Ricochet River as one of the 100 essential “Oregon books.” Voyage of a Summer Sun is the non-fiction account of Cody's 82-day solo canoe trip down the Columbia River, from its source in Canada to its mouth at Astoria. With Voyage, Cody won the 1995 Oregon Book Award for literary nonfiction, and the 1996 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. His most recent book, Another Way the River Has, is a collection of short true stories published by Oregon State University Press in 2010.
Paper Gardens features two main categories; poetry and prose, and encompasses three age groups: children (ages six to 12), youth (ages 13 to 18), and adults (19 and above). The prose category includes subcategories of short story and creative non-fiction, and is limited to one submission per person. Poetry has five subcategories: traditional, free verse, haiku, tanka, and poetry-of-place. Writers may submit up to three poems for each category or subcategory.
The Poetry-of-Place subcategory is specifically intended for poems written about or inspired by places in Yamhill County. Because Paper Gardens is a writing contest for Yamhill County, work inspired by our local surroundings is a natural fit for the competition.
The entry fee for adults is $5. Children and youth submissions are free of charge.
The judge will select three winners in each category, and the winning poems will be published in the 2014 Paper Gardens Chapbook. The winning authors will receive a free chapbook and certificate of recognition, and will be invited to read their work at the awards ceremony April 18th at Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville.
Entry Form and additional details may be found at: AAYC website.
Submissions can be sent to: Paper Gardens, c/o Mike Santone, P.O. Box 1334, McMinnville OR 97128. The postmark deadline is March 1, 2014. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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