What is Word of Art 2?

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You don’t need to be a member of In Print Professional Writers’ Organization to participate, but with all IP offers
*Monthly meetings
*Joint membership with the Chicago Writers’ Association
Publication opportunities
*In Print Radio
*Book Club
*Word of Art!
and much more…
why wouldn’t you join?

How to participate in Word of Art 2:

Author Guidelines:
Word submissions are open from Feb. 14 – March 21, 2015.
Work can be any genre– fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.
Subject matter is at your discretion, but please, nothing of a graphic nature.
Stories must be original and previously unpublished.
Stories must NOT exceed a 200 word count, poetry limit is 16 lines (20 max with breaks).
Submissions exceeding the word or line count will not be posted.
All submissions must have a title. This will be the title of the accompanying art piece as well.
You may submit up to 3 pieces, but no more than two may be published.
Submit your work to WordofArt@inprintwriters.com in the body of the email, no attachments.
Multiple submissions should be sent separately.
Include name, address, phone and a brief bio, 50 words or less, in 3rd person.

Artist Guidelines:
Written submissions will be posted for reading March 23.
Artist selection begins March 30 and goes through April 20, 2015 (or until all slots are filled)
You may not select your own words.
We will need 2-3 additional artists to select stories in case one of the original 30 does not come through.
Send a request for your selected story to WordofArt@inprintwriters.com
Include name, address, phone and a brief, 50 word or less, bio in 3rd person.
Any medium is acceptable but it must be on the 16×20 canvas provided by In Print.
Canvases can be picked up at the In Print meetings, April 11, May 9, or June 13, 2015, or by arrangement.
Stories are open to interpretation, but please nothing of a graphic nature.
Finish the sides of the canvas.
Some portion of the words of the story must be included in the artwork as well as the author’s name.
You may select two stories but no one person shall be published more than 2 times (1 as author/1 as artist, 2 as artist, 2 as author)
If your canvas will contain dimensional art, please add the hanging hardware before you begin work. D-links with wire work well with our hanging system.
Artwork must be dropped off by July 11 to be included in the book.
Artwork dropped off after July 11 can still be in the gallery exhibition, but will not be in the book.
The books are horizontal in format.

Space is limited to thirty stories/pictures.
Don’t miss out on this creative collaboration!

Like our Facebook page, Word of Art 2, for inspiration and updates.

A WORD of ART 2 Reception, in Cooperation with the Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Art@Emmanuel, will be held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from 5-8 pm with the program running 6-7:30. It will again be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue Rockford, Illinois 61104.
Word and Art will be displayed, authors will read their work and artists will talk about their inspiration.
Books will be for sale.
This event is free and open to the public.


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