Year: 2015

Institutions for Creativity

January / 16 For the next few months, Shadowbox will be focusing on institutions related to art, illustration, photography, printmaking sculpture, graphic design, literature, and other forms of creativity. Again, we all question ourselves on make the decision when it comes to furthering our education. So here are some great institutions you may want to take a look at. Happy hunting! (all information comes from the institution sources, due to websites, some information may change) UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD’S HARTFORD ART SCHOOL Take a closer look at us and find out more about yourself. Schedule a visit, meet students and faculty, participate in classes, and stay overnight. Apply early and show us your stuff. Get a chance to complete for a full-tuition scholarship. This is all about you! Undergraduate Studies BA: Art History BFA: Ceramics, Illustration, Media Arts (offered as a minor), Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Communication Design Low-Residency Graduate Studies MFA: Illustration, Interdisciplinary Art, Photography http://www.hartfordartschool.org    860.768.4393   artschool@hartford.edu Check out The Hartt School / Music Dance Theatre /University of Hartford Bachelor of Music …

The Scene Wednesday: AWP Membership

January 6 / 16 Hello! New Year, new or maybe old things depending on this post. I may have or may haven’t sent this, but I will because there are writers out there who may find this handy and useful. (from The Writer’s Chronicle magazine) ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) MEMBERSHIP AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of the contemporary writing. Membership Benefits Become a member and receive the following– A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants awards, and opportunities for publication; Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market; …

Winter Reading……

12.20.15 Afternoon creative peeps! Winter is or already has arrived and it’s time to find some great books that are out there for us to pour over. I put together twelve books that I think may tickle your reading eyes…..   WINTER READING           Between the World & Me – Ta-Nensi Coats (suggested by actor Lee Pace!)           Purity – Jonathan Franzen             The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood             Slade House – David Mitchell           Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff           Two Years Eight Months & Twenty – Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie             Armada – Ernest Cline           The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman             Wind/Pinball: Two Novels – Haruki Murakami                City on Fire – Garth Risk Hallberg             …

The Scene Weekend: Literary Opportunities Pt. 2

12.20.15 Well as promised, I said there is more literary opportunities. Have a look at these……   CREATIVE NONFICTION Creative Nonfiction Magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Learning from Nature.” Send your best work, 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/learning-nature.     WANTED: TRUE STORIES ABOUT SIBLINGS In Fact Books is seeking unpublished submissions for a new anthology about the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. Up to 4,500 words. Deadline: March 7, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/siblings.     UPSTREET: Award-winning annual’s twelfth issue seeks quality submissions – fiction, poetry, CNF. Past interviews include Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Michael Martone, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham. This issue features interview with poet Tony Hoagland, winner of Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award and other honors. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: http://www.upstreet-mag.org.     THE IOWA REVIEW AWARDS  In Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction $1500 to each winner   $750 to runners-up  & publication Judges: Brenda Shaughnessy Kelly Link Eula Biss …

The Scene Weekend: Literature Opportunities Pt. 1

12.19.15 Hello everyone! Y’all enjoying the weekend so far? I’m enjoying mine. Just saw the new Star Wars film and I loved it! I just wanted to tell you that…..So what’s in store in the literary world? Well here are some opportunities for grants, awards, and submissions. AWP AWARD SERIES 2016 Prize: $5,500 and book publication to winners in Poetry and Short Fiction; $2,500 and book publication to winners in Novel and Creative Nonfiction. Judges: Poetry: Vijay Seshardri; Short Fiction: Amy Hempel; Novel: Karen Tei Yamashita; Creative Nonfiction: Michael Steinberg. Description: Open to all authors writing in English. Winning manuscripts to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press, the University of Massachusetts Press, New Issues, and the University of Georgia Press. Contest opens January 1, 2016. Entry fee; for AWP members, $20 per manuscript; for nonmembers, $30 per manuscript. Deadline: February 28, 2016 Website:https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview     GRAYSON BOOKS 2016 CHAPBOOK CONTEST $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. Use submission manager for electronic submissions or send postal submissions to Grayson Books, PO Box 270549, West …

@ the Museum: Search For the Holidays

12.18.15 Good Morning everyone! Like with November, this month I’m taking a break to find what museums have in store in your city and so that means you guys will have to search holiday events for the kids, adults, everyone…..Not only museums, but other places as well. For example, in the city I live in, their ballet company is performing the Nutcracker and other events are happening downtown and other areas of the city. The kids will be out of school soon and you don’t want them to be bored sitting around the house. So that means you people need to look up online to see what your city has to offer for the Christmas holidays. Everything will be back to normal in January. I just wanted to get you people to work and search for local events happening in your city. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and be blessed!         featured photo cred: unknown