Friday, December 23, 2011
Naima Coster, 2011 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Winner with Plaque
Photo by Jonathan Jimenez
Naima Coster won the 2011 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize on December 16th, 2011 at the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival's "Brooklyn Verbatim; Written Words and Moving Images" program for her story, "Remembering When Brooklyn Was Mine."
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Bensonhurst Lifeguards, 1908. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive.
Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival Call for 2012 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Submissions
The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is pleased to announce the establishment of the “Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize.” The Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, a cash award of $400, will be awarded to the best Brooklyn-focused non-fiction essay or short story which is set in Brooklyn and is about Brooklyn and/or Brooklyn people/characters.
We are seeking compelling Brooklyn stories from writers with a broad range of backgrounds and ages who can render Brooklyn's rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer's actual experiences in Brooklyn.
From the collection of selected Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize submissions, five authors will be selected to read from their work and discuss their Brooklyn stories with the audience at our December 2012, Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival program.
These stories and several other submitted stories will be published on the Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival website and made available to the public.
Submission Deadline – November 15th, 2012.
Entry Fee – Free
The award is $400.
Submissions should be between 4 to 10 pages. (Up to 2500 words).
Send your Brooklyn Non-Fiction story as a Word document by email to: Brooklynfa@yahoo.com
Please include the story title, your name, email and phone number.
The submitted writings will be judged by a panel of Brooklyn writers.
Runners-up will be invited to read from their writing and their entries will be included in the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival’s Brooklyn Non-Fiction Collection of stories in an online anthology.
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