Second Spring Arts Festival Announces Its Literary Contest and Anthology
All senior adults in the western Piedmont Triad are invited to submit a short story, an essay or a poem for the upcoming 2015 Second Spring Literary Anthology. The anthology, which will contain twelve stories, twelve essays or “remembrances” and twelve poems, will be released May 29, 2015, as a part of the Second Springs Arts Festival.
The topic for all festival entries this year is: The topic: Remembering our military service and servicemen and women. Writers are asked to write about their own service impacted their lives, or about how their lives were impacted by the service of other individuals.
The festival, now in its third year, promotes artistic growth among senior adults. The two-day celebration will feature visual arts, demonstrations, music and dance, wine tastings and presentations from notable speakers and performers in addition its literary emphasis.
Authors whose writings are included in the anthology will be announced during the presentation of the literary awards on Friday, May 29. Each included author will receive a free copy of the anthology. Additional copies will be available for purchase. Net proceeds of the sale of the anthology will be used to fund the ongoing work of the Second Spring Arts Festival.
Gold award winners for best poem, essay and short story will be asked to read a portion of their entries during the award ceremony.
Entries may be typewritten on paper or saved in a digital format (such as an email, a flash drive or dvd). Submissions and questions may be emailed to email@example.com or sent via US mail to Second Spring Arts, Anthology, PO Box 24306, Winston-Salem NC 27114. Please make certain to include the author’s contact information. There is no cost for submitting. Essays and short stories should be limited to 5000 words. The minimum age for authors is 60.