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Call for Writers Submission - Water's Edge

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 20, 2011, 10:15 p.m.
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Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting andinnovative book project that has never been done before. 
The project is a collaborative book bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.
The photographs for the Water's Edge theme have been chosen (we had just over 1500 images submitted by 290 photographers from 22 countries and 33 states.) And it's time for writers and poets to interpret the images. 
1. View the images at www.open2interpretation.com
2. Choose image(s) that inspire
3. Craft your interpretation of the image in poetry or prose
4. Submit
Book Title: Open to interpretation
Theme: Water's Edge
Juror: Anastasia Faunce
Submission Fee: $10 per manuscript
Deadline for submission: October 20, 2011
Results Announced: November 19, 2011
Awards: $300 Jurors Selection Award
Judge: Anastasia Faunce received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. As a writer, editor, and arts administrator, Anastasia has worked with such clients as, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Doubleday, Bantam Dell Publishing Co., HarperCollins Publishers, Graphic Design for Love + $, The Loft Literary Center, and a bevy of authors and artists. In addition, she served, for three years, on the editorial board of Water~Stone: A National Review of Literature, and was the Review's inaugural Assistant Editor.
For full details go to www.open2interpretation.com/


Michael Szpakowski July 21 2011 12:04Reply

Hmmm -over 1500 images at an average of $35 for 5 gives $10,500.
Two pieces of writing for each of the 31 selected images at $10 per submission gives $610 so the selected images alone pay for any prizes and if more writers submit that's lots of lovely surplus.
No wonder that Ms O'Neill describes herself as an entrepreneur.
Artists and photographers should be paid for the work they produce not pay to have it displayed It's not always possible of course, in the real world, but what is really objectionable is this sort of parasitism…

Alex Nodopaka July 21 2011 12:50Reply

I second your observation. Those that do not heed your analysis are bound to remain starving artists. But then that's the history of most artists during their lifetime. The gravy comes after the grave & that's if you paid your dues during your life is a beach time… lol

Alex Nodopaka July 21 2011 12:52Reply

Now as an afterthought I should add a positive comment. Buying into the lottery your submission fees have as much chance bringing you the sought after $$$ rewards… sorry, two too many $… lol