FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rafael A. Osuba
OPEN CALL FOR WRITERS, POETS AND SONGWRITERS RESIDING IN NORTH CAROLINA.
RALEIGH (07/17/2015) Artist Studio Project is looking for literary writers, poets and songwriters inspired by the themes and topics explored in the literary masterpiece of El Quixote written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra to commemorate the 400 years of its publication. Several literary gatherings and live readings at festival events are being planned throughout North Carolina during the El Quixote Festival which runs September 29th, 2015 – April 23rd, 2016. Topics include but are not limited to: Romance tales, self creation, dreaming, love, despair, food, chivalry, lunacy, betrayal, struggle, conflict, loyalty, slavery, tomfoolery, morality, imagination, class distinction, perception, honor, truth, lies, power, fiction, obsession, humiliation, comedy, friendship, devotion, censorship, falsehood, history, religion, law, oppression, sayings, superstitions, language, piracy, plagiarism, symbols, idols, horses, inns, breaking the mold, gossip, illness, death, taxes, just to name a few.
If you are a poet, writer, songwriter or musician and would like to be included please submit your work for consideration. There will also be “open mic” opportunities.
Guidelines: Submission will only be accepted through www.iamquixote.com literary form. Submission by email or US mail will not be eligible.
Deadline: August 30th, 2015, 11:59pm
Language: English /Spanish
Poetry: Up to 3 poems per submission. Poems must be 300 words or fewer. No style preference.
Short stories: One story maximum per submission. Stories must be no more than 1000 words. No style preference.
Response time: All submissions will be notified of their status by September 10, 2015. If selected, writers agree to allow publishing on I Am Quixote website with proper credit, and excerpts of writings on El Quixote Festival’s social media outlets with proper credit.
Live readings: Live readings will be scheduled throughout the festival and chosen writers may be asked to read live at festival events, the first of which is scheduled for September 29th in Durham followed by the Festival’s opening lecture/ keynote address on September 30th at Meredith College. The first of several literary gatherings is scheduled for October 12th, 2015 at Duke University. Selected authors/writers will be contacted to coordinate readings.
THE EL QUIXOTE FESTIVAL
WHEN: From September 29, 2015 to April 23, 2016
WHERE: Different areas of North Carolina
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Rafael A. Osuba at (919) 995-9763
or by email to Rafael.firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.iamquixote.com
About ASP: Artist Studio Project: Is a collaboration of artists working to help promote each other’s talents and art through various media forms. Artist Studio Project will team up artists on an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature and by doing so give them a platform to create by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. It is our belief that in particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.
ASP was created by Rafael A. Osuba.
OPEN CALL FOR WRITERS, POETS AND SONGWRITERS RESIDING IN NC