Atticus Review is happy to announce our first annual Videopoem Contest judged by Marie Craven. You can submit up to 3 videopoems. The cost for entry is $15. You may submit video files or links to Vimeo or YouTube pages. Please no submissions from former students or close acquaintances of the Contest Judge. The videopoems can be previously published.
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $25
Deadline: December 3rd, 2018 Winner Announced: January 7th, 2019
A note about gifting of contest fees: We know contests can get expensive for writers. That’s why we’ve added ways for friends, family, or any kind of generous benefactor (we won’t ask questions!) to gift you a contest entry. A sponsor can make a one-time gift to you for your submission fee, or they can become a Patreon Supporter at the “Sustainer” level or above and then get in touch with us to request a free contest entry for a friend and send us your name and email address. Also, while we’re talking about Patreon, you can become a Patreon Supporter at the “Sustainer” level or above and you will be able to submit to any current or future Atticus Review videopoem contest for free as long as you remain a supporter. Also, you’d be helping us publish great writing and art.
About the judge: Marie Craven began making experimental and narrative shorts in the mid 1980s, working with super 8, 16mm and 35mm film formats. During the 1990s and into the 2000s her work was widely screened and awarded at major international film festivals. Since 2007, she has been working in digital media, mostly via internet collaboration with artists and musicians around the world. A central focus on video poetry began in 2014, and since that time she has made more than 60 videos with many poets from different countries. Her video poetry has since been screened at most of the film poetry festivals internationally, and featured in online journals. Over the decades, she has also been involved in teaching, seminars, reviewing and festival programming. Her recent videos can be found at http://vimeo.com/mariecraven
I like the idea of gifting someone else’s entry fee. And of course I’m chuffed to see such a good poetry filmmaker acting as judge.