Friday, December 23, 2011

Naima Coster 2011 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Winner

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."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival Call for 2012 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Submissions

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:

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.