*DEADLINE:* May 1st, 2009
First Drafts Due May 1st, 2009
Call for Writing Submissions
Las Vegas fine art curator Michael Todoran will be accepting essays whose
subject can demonstrate a dynamic relationship with the concept of layers
for the 2009 Las Vegas Book festival. All essays will be reviewed by a panel
of writers (to be announced) and the most appropriate works will be
published in a book and ready for display at the 2009 Las Vegas Book
festival on November 5th, 2009.
A total of $1,000 in stipends is available to the top three entries. First
place shall receive $500 and the two runner ups shall each receive a $250
The intention of Layers is to celebrate and display the writing works of
International, National, and local Las Vegas writers using an adapted format
of a fine art show.
Premise of essays:
Successful essays shall write on a subject of their choice and demonstrate
to the audience how layers interact, shape, or are utilized by their
subject. Layers can demonstrate a theoretical model such as in government or
discuss a more literal exhibit of dermatology. For example, if your subject
is government you might consider writing about local, state, and national
hierarchies and how their interaction affects the function, efficiency, or
relationships the government is involved in. If your interest lies in
dermatology the layers of skin (hypodermis, dermis, and epidermis) would be
an appropriate angle to expand upon.
Writers are strongly encouraged to examine and write about topics that they
are passionate about. Subject matter can go beyond topical issues, be
humorous, scientific, or science fiction. Any intelligent well written work
on any subject will be considered.
Essays that will be considered for awards shall exhibit more advanced
concepts of layers such as its transparency or embedded properties.
Essays shall be a minimum of 500 words and not exceed 2000 words
Poetry submissions have no minimum but must not exceed 500 words
Short Stories, Fiction, and Science Fiction ARE acceptable
Supporting artwork or diagrams will *NOT *be accepted
Deadlines for 1st and 2nd drafts shall be met and any variation of this
can alter the timeline for publishing and could void your entry
All essays will be published on the Layers website or blog (except for any
submissions that neglect to meet the objective or are blatantly crass)
Not all essays will be published in the book
There will be a $15.00 non-refundable entry fee
$$1000, $500, $250, SEE DETAILS OF DESCRIPTION - AWARD NOT ON WC