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audio/video literature contest: Missouri Review

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    The Missouri Review invites all writers and writers/producers to participate in our 2008 Audio & Video Competition. We have categories suitable for all kinds
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2008
      The Missouri Review invites all writers and writers/producers to participate in our 2008
      Audio & Video Competition. We have categories suitable for all kinds of writers.
      (go to website for entry form and instructions)

      Voice-Only Literature

      If you have a short story, a piece of creative nonfiction, or poetry that you think worthy of
      recording, enter this category. Pieces in this category are author-read and will not contain
      other tracks of sound (no music beds or sound effects, etc.) Entries will be judged on
      literary merit and technical proficiency. Note: Poets may enter one or more poems as a
      single entry as long as the total recorded time does not exceed the six-minute limit. A
      how-to guide (MS Word doc) for creating your own recordings is available
      at http://www.missourireview.com/contest/audio_competition.php.

      Time: 6 minutes or less.

      Category Award Amount: $1500; $500 each sub-category

      Narrative Essay

      Just as in a personal essay, the subject matter and approach is broad. The "I" is present,
      and the essay is authorread. Additionally, the entry may contain additional layers of
      sound, including music, ambient sounds, sound effects, etc. Entries will be judged on
      literary merit, technical proficiency, and use of sound.

      Time: 7 minutes or less.

      Category Award Amount: $1,000.


      This category is devoted to pieces that examine in some depth a time, place, person,
      event, pastime, trend, or other noteworthy topic. Entries will be judged on the strength of
      the writing and reporting, technical profi ciency and use of sound.

      Time: 10 minutes or less.

      Category Award Amount: $1,000.


      Filmmakers, videographers, screenwriters, and playwrights, enter the Creative Short
      category. This broad category includes everything from a filmed scene that stands on its
      own to a videographed 10-minute play to a comedic or satiric sketch, as well as other
      video/film shorts. Other writers, video and film artists, enter the Video Documentary
      category. In addition to short documentaries on any subject or historic period, interviews
      of authors and author presentations are welcome, as well as any topic of interest to a
      general literary audience. Entries will be judged on strength of the script and subject,
      ability to meet its objective (stated or unstated i.e., a comedic short that's funny, or an
      author interview that is informative, fresh and insightful), technical proficiency, including
      sound and lighting, and acting talent, if appropriate to the category.

      Time: 10 minutes or less.

      Category Award Amount: $1,000; $500 each sub-category.

      Editors' Choice Award

      Also, up to 5 finalists selected from all categories will receive the Editors' Choice Award
      and a cash prize of $100 each. Winning entries will be featured on the website of The
      Missouri Review, as podcasts, and made available to subscribers.

      All entries must be produced in English.
      Entry Fee And Deadline

      $24 for each entry. You may send multiple audio or video pieces in a single envelope, but
      each piece must be submitted on a separate CD or DVD. (For example, three entries on
      three CDs, with a total payment enclosed of $72.) Each entrant receives a one-year
      subscription to The Missouri Review magazine.

      Entries must be postmarked by September 15, 2008.

      Payment may be made by credit card, check or money order. Checks in US dollars should
      be made payable to The Missouri Review.

      Technical Requirements

      Audio entries are accepted on CD only. CDs should not contain any audio other than entry
      material. Submit video entries on DVD as video (not data) that can be read by a standard
      DVD player for TV or computer screening.

      Submissions Must Include

      a completed entry form for each entry (download the entry form)
      a copy of the entry on a CD or video DVD, labeled with writer/ producer, title and length
      a brief program synopsis (short writer/producer bio optional)
      the entry fee payment
      Send Entries To

      The Missouri Review Audio & Video Competition
      357 McReynolds Hall
      University of Missouri
      Columbia, MO 65211

      For More Information
      E-mail us at: contest_question(at)moreview.com
      (replace (at) with @)
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