Sunspot Lit Call for Best Opening

Sunspot Literary JournalĀ wants your best fiction, nonfiction, or poetry opening. No restrictions on theme, category, or length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted. Submit up to 250 words for prose and up to 25 words for poetry.

First place winner and finalists will be published. Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Work can have won other awards without being disqualified. Entry fee is $8,50.

Cash award of $250 for the winner. For more information, visit Sunspot Lit’s website or the contest page.

Call for Submissions: 2020 Embracing Our Differences Exhibition

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories totaling $3,000. Submissions are due by midnight October 8, 2019.

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Verdant Vibes Call for Scores

CALL FOR SCORES: Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its fifth concert season beginning Fall 2019. Concerts will take place in unique venues around Providence and greater New England, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble along with special guest performers from the local and regional experimental, electronic, and new music scenes. We remain dedicated to presenting music from Rhode Island-based/native composers, but also invite composers from around the world to participate.

Pieces may be up to 15 minutes in duration, scored for one or more performers drawn from the following instruments: clarinet/bass clarinet (1 player), violin (2 players), viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano/synth/accordion (1 player), electric guitar, electronics, and/or multimedia. The addition of one or two other instruments/voices may be possible, but your piece is more likely to be programmed if it fits our core instrumentation.

CALL FOR COLLABORATIONS: If you would instead like to propose a collaboration, please upload various work samples and tell us about your ideas in the “Call for Collaborations” field below. Verdant Vibes has worked with dancers, video artists, poets, and improvisational musicians, and invites proposals from all artists who are interested in working with us.

Submission deadline is August 1, 2019. For more information, visit the Verdant Vibes website or the online application form.