Albert Anthony Foundation

 

 

Word & Sound International-2012

 

 

C r e a t i v e   W r i t i n g   C o m p e t i t i o n s

 

Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships

Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, Mississippi 39704-5464 / 662.570.8118 / aaf@juno.com

http://sites.google.com/sites/aafcags

 

DEADLINE: JUNE 30

Winners selected/notified: September 30. Winnings disbursed: December 30.

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designedto instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd place-$75, 3rd place-$50, 4th place-$25, awarded at judges’ discretion. Entries recycled after judging.

 

JUDGES

To Be Announced

 

SECTION 1 - POETRY COMPETITION

Reading Donation: $3 per entry ($10 for up to 10 entries)

Submit original Poems on any subject (60-lines maximum), typed/computer generated, single-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings. Include line count at end.

 

SECTION 2 – ESSAY COMPETITION

Reading Donation: $4 per entry ($10 for up to 5 entries)

Submit original Opinionated Essays on any subject (1,200 words maximum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings.  Include word count at end.

 

SECTION 3 – SHORT-SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Reading Donation: $5 per entry ($10 for up to 5 entries)

Submit original Short-Short Stories on any subject (1,500 words maximum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings.  Include word count at end.

 

SECTION 4 - SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Reading Donation: $6 per entry ($10 for up to 5 entries)

Submit original Short Stories on any subject (1,500 words minimum), typed/computer generated, double-spaced on 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheets with one-inch margins and no other markings.  Include word count at end.

 

GUIDELINES

1.  Submit Cover Page, Titled Entry, Short Biography, and Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope (SASE) with a Check/Money Order in the appropriate Reading Donation amount payable to AAF, c/o WSI Coordinator, Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, MS 39704-5464.

2.  Cover Page contains (1.) Name/Number of Competition Section in upper left corner (i.e. Section 4 – Short-Short Story); (2.) author’s Full Name, complete Mailing Address with Zip Code, Area Code & Telephone/Cell Number, and Email Address in upper right corner; and (3.) Entry Title(s) flush left. One Cover Page may be used for multiple Section entries. 

3.  Short Bio (50-75 words of most interesting aspects of writer’s creativity or most important points of writer’s life) may be included at the bottom of the Cover Page.

4.  Entries in 2 or more Sections may be packaged in one envelope; only one SASE required. Double Spacing may be set for 1.5.

Questions/comments/thoughts/concerns/suggestions:

Contact WSI Competition Coordinator at libertydaniels1@juno.com or 662.570.8008

 

 

about the Albert Anthony Foundation (AAF)

Founded to honor Albert Anthony (1880-1959), the Mississippi born and bred farmer/entrepreneur, one of the wealthiest multiracial/multicultural land owners in his time who donated parcels of land and monetary funding to area schools and churches.  In addition to his 5 daughters, 4 sons, and 14+ grandchildren (not all of which were born upon his death) who have perpetuated the Anthony Family, AAF was developed to commemorate his existence and salute his philanthropy. The mission of the Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships is “Supporting mentorship endeavors that promote an equitable and sustainable society; promoting literacy and lifelong learning; expanding the horizons of cultural artistry through awareness, determination, drive, and opportunity; catering to the untapped, unharnessed cultural energy of disadvantaged and at-risk individuals/families; transforming the culturally void community into a cultural arts Mecca; and exposing its general public to limitless cultural possibilities.”

 

about Liberty R. O. Daniels

Liberty R. O. Daniels is a published writer, poet, performance artist, workshop facilitator, newsletter editor, cultural arts events coordinator, retired writer of technical manuals; founding editor of P.O.E.T.S. Newsletter and incorporated Albert Anthony Foundation; past editor of the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the National Writers Union (SEM-NWU) quarterly newsletter (SEMantics) and the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the International Women’s Writing Guild (SEM-IWWG) quarterly newsletter, past editor of the Austin Minority Health Network (AMHN) newsletter, and past Competition Coordinator for the Poetry Society of Michigan 2004-2007; former Board Member of Detroit Writer’s Guild, Latino Poets Association, and Wayne County Council for Arts, History, & Humanities; current/former member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and the Mississippi Poetry Society. She is one of the seven granddaughters of Albert Anthony, Mommy to three grown children, and Grammy to three preschool age grandchildren. For years, Liberty crisscrossed the United States searching for the peacefulness of the sleepy hollow country town where she now resides.