Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spoken Word Spectacular! Call for Submissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eleventh Transmission, in collaboration with the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, is seeking submissions from local, national, and international spoken word artists for our Spoken Word Spectacular.

We would like to showcase as many spoken word artists as possible. The deadline is March 21, so get your submission in as soon as possible.

One Poem! (What We Need)
Please send us ONE poem (.txt, .rtf, .doc, or pasted in the email) along with your name (or stage name), a short biography (50-100 words) and any contact information you want to appear, such as website, myspace, email address, phone number, etc. We are sure you look fabulous so feel free to include a photo. Normally we publish only previously unpublished poetry, but in this case we are happy to make an exception so that you can promote anything you have that is already published and ready for sale. If people like what they see they can contact you with the information you provide! If you are an emerging poet, this is a great way to get published for the first time.

Audio
The above is a minimum requirement, and we would be quite thrilled to be able to publish your poem. Even more delightful would be if you send us an audio .mp3 of you performing the poem you have sent me. We can handle attachments of up to 10 MB, so it should be no problem to email the files. This is an excellent option for anyone who has CDs that they want to promote.

Video
Another option that is available to you is to send a video of you performing your poem. We cannot handle attachments that large, but there is this great new site that's all the rage called YouTube. Make a video recording of you peforming your poem, upload it to YouTube, and then send us the link. Other video hosting sites also work, as long as they provide the code to embed the video.

*Please note.* Even if you send an .mp3 or a YouTube link, we still want the poem in text form. Poems live quite differently depending on the medium and this is one excellent way to demonstrate this.

Dates and Such
If you are interested in contributing, please send the required files, information, and/or links by March 21. Then go out and enjoy the spring! The next issue of Eleventh Transmission goes online April 2, and everything will be viewable online then. Files should be emailed to submissions@eleventhtransmission.org. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The response to this so far has been great, and your participation would make it even better! Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

Deadline: March 21
Submit to: submissions@eleventhtransmission.org

Thanks!

-Kirk

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