Open Call for Emerging Writers:
M:ST & Luma Quarterly Critical Writing Prize

Presented by Luma Quarterly and M:ST Performative Art

Deadline: October 28, 2018 at midnight

For any questions regarding submissions, please email us at submissions@mstfestival.org

 

~Prize Details~

Luma Film & Media Art Quarterly and M:ST Performative Art Biennial are excited to present an inaugural Critical Writing Prize coinciding with the M:ST 9 Biennial, September 7 – October 7, 2018. Emerging writers, including students and recent graduates, are invited to submit to this prize. The accepted contributor will receive a $300 cash prize as well as a feature in the Winter issue (February 2019) of the Luma Quarterly online publication, which includes a publishing honorarium of an additional $200.

The intent of this writing prize is to provide an opportunity for an emerging writer to respond to contemporary performance art in Western Canada, specifically as it incorporates or relates to film and media art.

Interested writers must attend at least one scheduled performance, exhibition, or workshop during M:ST 9, responding directly or using it as a foundation for their submission, which may take the form of a written review, essay, reflection, or creative response. It must include a film and/or media art aspect to be published in Luma Quarterly.

There is no fee to apply for this prize. All M:ST 9 events are free and all are welcome.

 

~Submission Criteria~

To be considered for this prize, please include all of the following in your submission:
– Draft of written article or essay attached as PDF (1000-2000 words)
– Short bio of writer (maximum 100 words)
– A minimum of one image as a JPEG file (note that contributors will be responsible for securing rights to all images if published)

Please send all files in one email, as attachments, to submissions@mstfestival.org

Your email subject should read “M:ST Prize – LASTNAME”. Do not include any of your submission components in the body of your email. Include your name in all file names – for example: LASTNAME_Firstname_EssayTitle.doc, LASTNAME_Firstname_Image1.jpg, etc.

 

~Luma Quarterly~

Luma is a quarterly online publication about independent film and media art published by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society. Luma includes critical essays, news, reviews, event previews, interviews, reflections, and photo/video essays about culturally relevant productions, events and ideas. Luma aims to expand critical dialogue about media art and film from a Western Canadian perspective on an international platform.

www.lumaquarterly.com

 

 

Prix de la critique émergente

Luma Film & Media Art Quarterly et M:ST Performative Art Biennial sont heureux de présenter le premier Prix de l’écriture critique coïncidant avec la M:ST 9 Biennial, du 7 septembre au 7 octobre 2018. Les auteurs émergents, y compris les étudiants et les jeunes diplômés sont invités à présenter leur candidature en vue d’obtenir le prix. Le gagnant recevra un prix de 300 $ en argent, ainsi qu’une publication dans l’édition hivernale (février 2019) de la publication en ligne Luma Quarterly, qui comprend des redevances de publication de 200 $ supplémentaires.

L’objectif de ce prix est de donner l’occasion à un auteur émergent d’écrire à propos de la performance contemporaine dans l’ouest du Canada, plus particulièrement celle qui intègre ou se rapporte au film et à l’art médiatique. Les auteurs intéressés doivent assister à au moins une performance, exposition ou atelier prévus au programme du M:ST 9 pour en traiter directement ou pour s’en servir pour jeter une base de son exposé, qui peut prendre la forme d’une critique écrite, d’un essai, d’une réflexion ou d’une réponse créative. Pour être publié dans Luma Quarterly, le texte doit aborder des questions liées au film ou à l’art médiatique.

www.lumaquarterly.com