50/100: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
As the Centennial Project continues into 2012, there will be numerous opportunities for creative contributions, both from individual artists and arts organizations. Such opportunities will be updated here throughout the year. All inquiries should be sent by email to Phillip Witte, Literary Associate for the Hyam Plutzik Centennial Committee. Please indicate the project of your interest in the subject line.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: a poets’ conversation
Timeline: January-April, 2012
Description: We invite poets and readers of poetry of all backgrounds to contribute to this project. Click here to read the full proposal, including details on how to apply.
ILLUSTRATOR WANTED for limited edition children’s book
Timeline: January-March, 2012
Description: The Hyam Plutzik Centennial Committee is seeking an illustrator for a children’s book written by American poet, Hyam Plutzik, during the Centennial year (2011-12). The book is called The Duck Who Lost His Quack. It’s about a duck that has lost his quack, and goes out to find it with the help of a doctor who is a bear. The book will be published digitally for download and printed for limited distribution. An honorarium will be paid for the work. Email us to request a copy of the text or additional information.
To apply: Please email us your resume with links to your portfolio or samples of your work. You may also submit sketches (in .pdf or .jpg format) of a duck, a dog, and a bear, in your own style.
GUEST WRITERS WANTED for the Centennial blog, “a fistful of words.”
Timeline: Ongoing throughout 2012
Description: The blog “a fistful of words” was launched in October 2011 as part of the fully renovated Hyam Plutzik Poetry website. It is designed to be a place for news and conversation related to the 50/100 and to contemporary poetry in general. Guest bloggers so far have included University of Rochester students and alumni and Rochester- and New York-based writers and literary figures. We invite contributions of moderate length (1000 words maximum) on any subject relating to contemporary poetry, Hyam Plutzik, or 50/100 events. Read the blog here.
To apply: Please send an inquiry or submit a piece for posting by email to the blog administrator, Phillip Witte. Well-written, thoughtful essays on literary subjects are a must. Respectful criticism is welcome. The blog administrator may suggest revisions before posting. If you’d like to include images in your post, please send them attached to your email in .jpg format.