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Call for Writers and Visual Artists

Amplify. The Anthology.

This summer St. Albert Amplify Festival is compiling its first ever anthology of youth writing, photography and illustration. In order to showcase the work of emerging writers in St. Albert and area, we’ve challenged ourselves to collect and create a full-on book. That’s right, it’s going to have a front cover, back cover and pages in between – the whole nine yards! And we want to feature your work.

This anthology will mix a professional publishing experience with the supportive atmosphere our Festival is known for to get the words of the region’s best young writers and visual artists into print. The anthology will be released at a formal book launch and will be on display at the Festival in October.  


Click Here to fill out the Call for Writers Submission Form


Eligibility

Submissions will be accepted from artists in Grade 7 to age 21 who live in St. Albert and the surrounding area (Morinville, Sturgeon County, Edmonton, Parkland County etc.). The Amplify Youth Advisory Committee encourages all young artists to submit—please take this opportunity to show off your mad writing, photography and illustration skills!

The committee reserves the right to decline submissions deemed inappropriate for the Festival. Also, if the number of submissions overwhelms the capacity of the anthology, the Amplify Youth Advisory Committee will make selections based on artistic excellence and originality. However, Amplify is a celebration of young artists and we promise to fit in as many pieces as we can!

Submission Guidelines – Written Work

Submissions must be original; however, collaboration between multiple artists is permitted. Short written works, including poetry, personal essays, short stories, and experimental writing will be considered.

  • Word length: pieces can be between 10 and 2000 words, any submissions outside of this guideline will not be accepted.
  • Please number pages and make sure your name is in the header of every page.
  • When saving the digital file, please include your name and the title of the work in the file name.
  • In order to prevent formatting errors, please send poetry in a PDF document.

Submission Guidelines – Digital Media

Submissions must be original; however, collaboration between multiple artists is permitted. Digital media, including, photography, illustration and any other visual art that can be submitted in a high resolution digital format will be considered.

  • Must be submitted in a high resolution digital format such as JPG or PNG.
  • When saving the digital file, please include your name and the title of the work in the file name.

Limitations: Applications are limited to three entries per artist.

Submission Deadline: June 19, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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