Hispanic Culture Review – Literary and Photographic Contest 2019

Theme: Overcoming obstacles

Part of the human condition is the guarantee that at some point of our lives we will be confronted by obstacles. These can occur because of innumerable circumstances produced by internal or external factors like literal or metaphorical borders, personal or social catastrophes, challenges created by identity differences, and more. However, the drive to overcome is inherent in people and tenacity is part of the character that makes us human. The processes with which we face obstacles and victory is declared over them hold an individual seal. This year we are looking to publish stories that demonstrate the overcoming of obstacles that have left a personal mark in the life of those who have prevailed over the difficulties they have faced.

Three works will be awarded in the following categories: photography and visual arts, poetry, narrative, and essay and academic investigation.

The selected works will be published in our magazine, and the winners will receive a monetary prize of $100 dollars and a certificate of recognition, and will be notified through email as well as on our Facebook page (Hispanic Culture Review GMU). Prizes will be issued in the Spring of 2019.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2019

Complete guidelines and submit your works here.

III Concurso literario y fotográfico de Hispanic Culture Review

Tema: transformaciones personales en el transcurso de la vida.
En la vida sufrimos transformaciones debidas a circunstancias personales, sociales, políticas, migratorias, económicas o culturales que, de alguna forma, nos hacen madurar con mayor rapidez. Queremos que nos envíen su producción literaria, académica o visual que refleje el impacto de estas transformaciones en el transcurso de su vida.
Se premiarán 3 trabajos por cada categoría en: fotografía y artes visuales, poesía, narrativa, ensayo e investigación académica.
Los trabajos seleccionados serán publicados en nuestra revista y los ganadores recibirán un premio monetario de $100 y un diploma de reconocimiento, y serán anunciados por correo electrónico y a través de nuestra página de Facebook Hispanic Culture Review GMU. Los premios serán entregados en la primavera de 2018.
Pautas para el envío de las obras
Para que un trabajo se tome en consideración, deberá seguir estrictamente las siguientes especificaciones; en caso contrario, será eliminado:
• Recibiremos hasta 2 trabajos escritos por autor, los cuales deberán enviarse en archivos separados. Los autores de fotografía y artes visuales podrán enviar hasta 6 obras.
• Los escritos deberán presentarse en fuente Arial, de 12 puntos y los trabajos académicos y ensayos deberán guiarse por la edición más actualizada de los manuales de estilo MLA o APA.
• Extensión máxima de los textos: ensayos académicos e investigaciones, incluyendo las notas de pie de página: 3,000 palabras; narrativa: 2,500 palabras; poesía: máximo 50 líneas.
• Artes visuales: fotografía en formato JPEG, 300 pixeles por pulgada.
• Solo se aceptarán trabajos inéditos, es decir, que no hayan sido publicados o estén pendientes de revisión en otros medios, sean impresos o electrónicos, incluidos blogs literarios.
• Se aceptarán trabajos escritos tanto en inglés como en español.
• No existen restricciones de edad o nacionalidad para participar, excepto en el caso de que la persona tenga su residencia fiscal en alguno de los países sometidos a las sanciones del gobierno de Estados Unidos ya que sería imposible hacer llegar el premio monetario al ganador o ganadora. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

Los trabajos seleccionados serán publicados tanto en la versión impresa como en la versión electrónica de HCR en Calaméo. HCR se reserva el derecho de publicar los trabajos exclusivamente en su versión digital.
Si desea obtener más información por favor, contáctenos: hcr@gmu.edu
Fecha límite de entrega: viernes 26 de diciembre de 2017

III Literary and photographic contest of Hispanic Culture Review

Theme: personal transformations in the course of life.

Throughout life, we go through transformations due to personal, social, political, migratory, economic and cultural circumstances that, in some way, have made us mature more quickly. We want you to send us literary, academic or visual works that reflect the impact of these transformations in the course of your life.

Three works will be awarded in the following categories: photography and visual arts, poetry, narrative, and essay and academic investigation.

The selected works will be published in our magazine, and the winners will receive a monetary prize of $100 dollars and a certificate of recognition, and will be notified through email as well as on our Facebook page (Hispanic Culture Review GMU). Prizes will be delivered in the spring of 2018.

Guidelines for sending works:
For a work to be considered, the following specifications must be followed; if the specifications are not followed, the work will be eliminated:
• The maximum number of works per author is 2, which must be sent as separate files. Those submitting photography and visual arts works are allowed to send up to 6 works.
• The written works must be written in Arial font, size 12, and the academic works and essays must be in MLA or APA style.
• The maximum length allowed for the texts:
o Academic essays and investigations (including footnotes): 3,000 words.
o Narrative: 2,500 words.
o Poetry: 50 lines maximum.
• Visual Arts: photo must be in JPEG format, and 300 pixels per inch.
• Only unedited work will be accepted, which means works that have not been published before or are pending revision in other media. This includes printed and electronic work, as well as those included in literary blogs.
• Works written in both English and Spanish will be accepted.
There are no age or nationality restrictions to participate, except in the case that the person has his/her fiscal residence in any of the countries subject to the sanctions of the United States government, since it would be impossible to send the monetary prize to the winner. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx
The selected works will be published in both the print and electronic versions of the HCR magazine. HCR reserves the right to publish the works exclusively in its digital version.

If you wish to obtain more information, please contact: hcr@gmu.edu

Deadline to turn in works: Friday, December 30, 2017