Michael O'Pray Prize 2019

Returning for its third year, The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The winning applicant receives £500 and their text will be published by Art Monthly. The deadline for submissions is 11 November 2019. See more information on how to submit below.

International Kuni-umi Manga World Cup

An international competition aimed at selecting outstanding manga & artistic works related to traditional Japanese stories and mythology, with a focus on the topic of Awaji Island. Artists from every country are invited to participate and show off their creative talents!

Participants in the competition can be selected for an award in the following categories:

Category 1: Awaji Island & Japan Heritage
General Award
Create a work which is focused on the Japanese heritage location, Awaji Island and its associated themes including the ‘Legend of Kuni-umi (from the                                        Kojiki)’ ‘Miketsukuni,’ ‘Ama,’ among others.

The A3 Review Monthly Contests

The A3 Review is open to submissions inspired by their monthly contest themes.

Visit their Submittable page here for all the details. Traffic, Trees, and Tablets are some of their forthcoming themes.

Each month's two winning entries will appear in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary and art magazine published every six months. The two winning entries from each month, September 2019 - February 2020,  will make up the list of contributors to Issue 12. From this list, three overall winning entries will be chosen in March 2020. These three ultimate winners will receive cash prizes: 1st = £250, 2nd = £150, 3rd = £75 (approx $325, $195, $95). Issue 11 will appear in April 2020.

DISQUIET Literary Prize

Submissions are now open  for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre, by a writer who has not yet published more than one book. Results are expected in early March. Three winners will be published in (fiction), (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry).

One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the tenth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 21 - July 3, 2020. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants may also be considered for financial aid.

“Motion” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline October 31, 2019

| Theme:

Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and fall. Progress, flow and change in self and society. Dance, sports, adrenalin. Pushing limits, breaking boundaries. Motion is all around us and lives through us. Share your vision of MOTION.

| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

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Open Call: Space118 Contemporaries Residency 2020



Space 118 is delighted to announce its Open Call for artists and writers for their 2020 Residency Program, “Space 118 Contemporaries 2020”.

Space118 will nominate two artists and one writer for an eight week residency at Space118. The residency will be held in three slots, of two months eachMarch-April, June-July, and September-October 2020. The writers and artists can choose the slot convenient to them. The artist will also receive a stipend and accommodation during their residency.


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