Monday, October 22, 2012

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


"Untitled" - 1959 - (Brooklyn Streets) - Photo by Bruce Davidson

 The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival is inviting writers to submit Brooklyn non-fiction stories for the 2012 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 14th, 2012, Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival program in partnership with St. Francis College in the Maroni Theatre.

Submission Deadline – November 30th, 2012.

Entry Fee – Free

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.

 Selected runners-up will be invited to read from their writing and their entries at the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize event.