OPEN YOUR EARS AND SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS!
MUSICWORKS’ 5th ANNUAL “SONIC GEOGRAPHY” WRITING CONTEST NOW OPEN
Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication
in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 30, 2015
Musicworks’ 2015 contests are now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks is Canada’s only magazine that explores experimental music. Its two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.
“Sonic Geography” Writing Contest
Echoes in a Lisbon square. Waterdrops from an Iceland glacier. Birds in a Buenos Aires barrio. These are some of the sounds that have inspired contributors to “Sonic Geography,” our regular essay column. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound shapes your experience. So open your ears, and pick up your pencils.
Accepted file types: PDF only. $30 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).
First Prize: $500 cash AND your work published in Musicworks and on musicworks.ca
Second Prize: $200 cash AND your work published on musicworks.ca
Third Prize: $100 cash AND your work published on musicworks.ca
Also check out our Electronic Music Composition Contest: Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable art, or Video music. Maximum time: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.
Visit our contest landing page and peruse the work of our 2014 contest winners!
2015 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, and entry forms can be found at: musicworks.ca/contest
Since 1978, Musicworks has been dedicated to the development of new and passionate audiences for experimental music. Published three times a year with accompanying CDs, Musicworks features in-depth articles on Canadian and international composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists who work in genres such as radio, electroacoustics, concert music, sound installation, and sound sculpture. With a dynamic website and outreach programs, Musicworks creates an inclusive community within which to exchange and develop ideas, and excite curious listeners with adventurous music.