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The Best of Creole 2006
Creative Writing Contest

Creole Creative Writing Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2006
First Prize: $100.00 U.S.

We are happy to announce our SECOND Creole Creative Writing Contest. We are sponsoring this contest to engender new and emerging Haitian authors and to encourage reading and writing in Creole. We expect to accept 12 - 15 stories for publication and the BEST story will receive US $100.00.

The Louverture Project (http://www.thelouvertureproject.org/wiki/)

has added a $75.00 U.S. prize for the best history-related submission to the Creole Creative Writing Contest. In addition, they will post the author's story both at their weblog and permanently at their wiki, and and will sponsor an English translation of the work as well, if one isn't already available.

From Stuart Maxwell, Managing Editor:

    "The Louverture Project is an online history site, gathering, analyzing, and promoting knowledge of the Haitian Revolution. The main part of the project is a wiki, or collaborative website, wherein we have started to collect and organize a range of information that we hope will help make Haiti's story known to a wider audience. I invite you to visit our site and check out what we're doing. I firmly believe that, with further development, The Louverture Project can be an invaluable aid to understanding Haiti, its history, and its people."

Contest Guidelines

Complete Guidelines:

Submissions should be 3000 words or less though longer works may be considered.

The winning author will receive $100.00 (U.S.) and have his or her work published in "The Best of Creole - 2006. The winning "history-related" submission will receive a $75 U.S. prize. Each author may submit up to five works.

Acceptable works:

    Interviews
    Memoirs
    Essays and Assays
    Novel Excerpts
    Short Fiction
    Poetry
    Articles

Only Haitian/Creole-language works will be considered. While not required, an English translation of the work may also be submitted. The absence or presence of the English manuscript will NOT affect your chances to win the grand prize. Submissions via EMAIL are preferred, but manuscripts may also be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author's name, address, EMAIL and phone number if available.

We don't care how long or short. We don't care if it has been published before or not. (Has everyone in the world read it already? Not likely. Give them another chance.) We DO care about promoting excellent writers and their best work. We are open to reading any form or genre of writing provided the writing is of excellent quality, original, and makes us wonder. "Adult" material will not be considered for publication. Our target audience is for young adults and school children who make up the majority of Creole readers.

Eastern Digital Resources reserves the right to edit all contributed materials for brevity and clarity.

The winner will be announced no later than September 1, 2006. The winner of the "BEST" work award will receive:

  • $100.00 U.S. prize.
  • A Certificate of Recognition.
  • Five (5) copies of the published book.
  • A share of the royalties from the sale of the book.
  • Featured on our web site for 1 year.

The winner of the best history-related work will receive:

  • $75.00 U.S. prize.
  • A Certificate of Recognition.
  • A share of the royalties from the sale of the book.
  • Featured on our web site for 1 year.
  • Posting of the author's story on The Louverture Project weblog.
  • Permanent posting of the work on The Louverture Project wiki.
  • FREE translation of the work into English, if needed.

"Runner-up" submissions which are accepted for publication will receive:

  • A Certificate of Recognition.
  • Two (2) copies of the published book.
  • A share of the royalties from the sale of the book.
  • Featured on our web site for 1 year.

A Royalty Fund will be shared among the published authors equal to 25% of the net selling price of the book. These royalties will be equally shared among the submitting authors and paid quarterly beginning Jan. 1, 2007.

Copyrights to the submitted works will remain with the authors.

Submissions should be sent to:

    Eastern Digital Resources
    PO Box 1451
    Clearwater, SC 29822-1451

or via EMAIL to:

    Bestof2006@researchonline.net

Electronic format is preferred (Word or other word Processor) but you may also submit typed manuscripts.

Updated 6/30/2006
 

 

 

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