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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 18, 2013
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      > New Stories from the Midwest editors are currently seeking nonfiction
      pieces
      > for publication on its website
      > (http://newstoriesfromthemidwest.wordpress.com), as well as photos
      and art
      > for the Cover Art Contest for the next print volume.
      >
      >
      >
      > We’re interested in previously unpublished work that celebrates the
      > Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
      > Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and
      > Wisconsin.
      >
      >
      >
      > Submissions for nonfiction and cover art are accepted online:
      > https://nsm.submittable.com/submit
      >
      >
      >
      > For Nonfiction
      >
      > We’re open to style and length, though shorter pieces usually work
      better.
      > The work has to be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions
      are
      > encouraged, as long as you withdraw your piece.
      >
      >
      >
      > Cover Art Contest: (extended) deadline for entries is June 1, 2013.
      >
      >
      >
      > Because of publication delays in the last volume, New Stories from the
      > Midwest has been allowed to extend the deadline for its second annual
      > Midwest Cover Art Contest. For those who have already submitted, your
      work
      > is still under consideration.
      >
      >
      >
      > We are looking for high-quality artwork in any genre (painting, photo,
      > sculpture, digital, etc.) that represents the “essence” of the
      Midwest for
      > the cover of New Stories from the Midwest 2013. The winning image
      will be
      > published on the cover of the upcoming anthology, and a brief
      description of
      > the winning artwork and artist bio will be included. Last year’s
      winner was
      > Jade Webber with her piece “The Bear Who Eats Hunters.” Jade received
      a cash
      > payment and her art appeared on the cover of New Stories from the
      Midwest
      > 2012.
      >
      >
      >
      > How to submit
      >
      >
      >
      > The contest is open to any professional or amateur artist who can best
      > capture the essence of the entire Midwest in one digital image. Work
      must
      > consist of previously unpublished original images taken by the
      entrant.
      > Submit one image per $3 entry fee. You may submit as many images as
      you
      > like. Please include a cover letter that states the title, date, size,
      > materials used in the image, and a short bio. Feel free to provide
      any other
      > information about your artwork as well. Simultaneous submissions are
      > welcomed, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted
      > elsewhere.
      >
      >
      >
      > Low-res images are required for submissions, but the contest winner
      must
      > provide high-res images before accepting the award:
      >
      >
      >
      > • If providing images from a digital camera: the winner must
      obtain
      > the most original form of the image from the camera (raw format if
      > available, .tif if not)
      >
      >
      >
      > • The winner must provide accurate color lasers if digital
      color
      > images are submitted, and prints of any slides or other transparencies
      >
      >
      >
      > • Digital color images must be twice the width, and at least
      as
      > tall, as the book trim, at 300 dpi (1200 if line art)
      >
      >
      >
      > Winning artwork will be used in its original form to the extent
      possible,
      > although some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the
      physical
      > requirements of the book. These may include cropping, resizing,
      adjustments
      > to color or contrast for optimal print reproduction, overprinting
      type, and
      > other customizations as needed. The art will not be significantly
      altered,
      > appear unnatural, or have elements added or removed. Artist must have
      > permission from all models featured in the artwork. Most importantly,
      the
      > image must reproduce well as printed cover art.
      >
      >
      >
      > New Stories from the Midwest presents each year twenty of the best
      published
      > short stories set in the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana,
      Iowa,
      > Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,
      South
      > Dakota, and Wisconsin. The goal of New Stories from the Midwest is to
      > celebrate an American region that is often ignored in discussions
      about
      > distinctive regional literature and demonstrate how the quality of
      fiction
      > from and about the Midwest rivals that of any other region. We want
      the
      > cover art to demonstrate that same quality.
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