[Reader-list] Celebrate Bandra Festival Souvenir - Call for Submissions
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Wed Sep 30 12:07:14 IST 2009
The Celebrate Bandra Festival happens once every two years in Bandra.
This year, the festival will be in November. I'm helping curate the
literature section. More about past festivals at celebratebandra.net
(the site won't be updated with this year's schedule for a little while
Here's the brief.
"You're My Home": you live in Bandra, so what makes it home? (If you
don't live in Bandra, imagine it). The trees, the birds, the air, your
nosy neighbours, your generous and helpful neighbours, their culture
and yours, the sea, the waves, the aromas, the convenience, the
excitement. It's home, so like every home, it has ups, it has downs.
But what is it about the environment of Bandra, seen as broadly as you
can, that makes it home for you?
You can submit anything that can appear in print (without spending
enormous amounts of money): essays, short fiction, poetry, play
scripts, illustrations, photographs.
Please email your submissions to celebrate.bandra.festival at gmail.com
Last date for submissions: September 30th, 11:59p.m.
You can make more than one stand-alone submission, but please do so in
separate emails, to help the selection process.
For text submissions
• Your submission must be close to, but not over, the 1000 word mark.
• Please paste your text into the body of the email. No attachments,
• Please use one of these subject lines: Souvenir Submission20- short
story, Souvenir Submission - poem, Souvenir Submission - essay, or
Souvenir Submission - script.
For photographs, scanned illustrations or computer-generated art
• Please submit only one piece. (A picture being worth a thousand words
and all that.)
• You can include a short (not more than 100 words) descriptor or
caption in the body of your email.
• If your image is a very large file, please upload it online
somewhere* and mail in a link.
• If you think you must submit more than one image as part of the same
entry, then please mail in only one, but add a description of what the
rest of the series will be like, or upload the additional material
elsewhere and send in a link. If we want to see the rest, we'll mail
• Please use one of these subject lines: Souvenir Submission -
photograph, Souvenir Submission - illustration, or Souvenir Submission
- digital art
In one paragraph at the end of your email, please include your name,
postal address, email address and a phone number, land or cellular,
where you can be reached during the day and in the evenings.
By submitting, you declare that the work is your own, or that you have
collaborated in its creation and are authorised to submit on behalf of
the collective. Please remember Indi
a's laws on libel and obscenity.
And for visual art submissions that depict people, especially
photographs, please make=2
0sure you have your subject's permission. For any form of 'found art,'
text or visual, please ensure that you are not infringing India's
Entries will be short-listed by Rahul Goswami. Rahul is an intermittent
Bandra resident, and otherwise a researcher working on the links
between economic growth, livelihoods and agriculture.
The short-list will then be judged by Dilip D'Souza, writer and
journalist, who is the editor of the souvenir, and Joe Campana, and the
selected submissions will appear in print. Updates on the lists will be
posted to this blog, and, if it's ready by then, the updated Celebrate
Rewards: the joy of seeing your work in print, and contributing towards
the Celebrate Bandra effort. We are trying to get some small prizes for
the best entries, but this is very unlikely, so don't count on it.
Update: The top five entries, across categories, will be marked as such
in the souvenir, and, yes, will get small prizes.
Do please pass this on to friends and well-wishers, from Bandra or
elsewhere. Feel free to copy this text to your website or blog, and to
online forums where you know it will be welcome.
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