Thanks to Karen Lee Tawarayama for sending in details of the Fourth Annual Writing Competition conducted by our inexhaustible friends at Writers in Kyoto.
◆THEME: Kyoto (English language submissions only)
◆DEADLINE: March 31st, 2019 (Midnight JST)
◆GENRE: Short Shorts (unpublished material only)
◆WORD LIMIT: 300 Words (to fit on a single page)
◆FORM: Short poems, character studies, essays, travel tips, whimsy, haiku sequence, haibun, wordplays, dialogue, experimental verse, etc. In short, anything that helps show the spirit of place in a fresh light.
●Limited to one submission per person
●You do not need to be located in Kyoto to participate. We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.
●Must be submitted by Microsoft Word attachment file. (Submissions by PDF attachment are NOT accepted.)
●At the top of the Microsoft Word attachment (not in the body of the e-mail), please include the following: Full Name, E-mail Contact, Nationality, Current Residence (Town, Country).
●Please accept your Microsoft Word attachment file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOP PRIZES INCLUDE:
[First Prize] ¥30,000, Kyoto Craft, publication on the Writers in Kyoto website, and inclusion in the Writers in Kyoto Anthology
[Second and Third Prize] Kyoto Craft, Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, publication on the Writers in Kyoto website, and inclusion in the Writers in Kyoto Anthology
Writers in Kyoto reserves the right to publish entries on its website. Winning entries will be eligible for publication in the WiK Anthology. Authors retain the copyright of their own work.
LOCAL PRIZES INCLUDE:
[Japan Local Prize] A selected ceramic piece from the Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery
[USA Local Prize] Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America by Kendall H. Brown
(Kyoto crafts are generously provided by the Kyoto City Tourism Association. Quiet Beauty is awarded by the Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia. This competition is also sponsored by the Kyoto Journal and Kyoto International Community House.)
For further information check the Writers in Kyoto website, or send a message via their contact page.
Echoes, the latest anthology from Writers in Kyoto, is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.