March 25, 2014

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Best Storytellas in Town Contest - Poetry

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CONTEST OVERVIEW

In appreciation of National Poetry Month, we are partnering with the Concord Music Group to host another Best Storytellas in Town Contest. The theme is Poetry in motion and the contest runs from April 1 until May 15.

Tell us a poetic story about sacrifice or a love that has endured. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s In the Morning are wonderful examples of poetic stories. If you are passionate about poetry, we want to hear from you!

We judge creativity, uniqueness and the ability to inspire readers.

  • Accepting submissions beginning April 1, 2014.
  • Entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2014.
  • Poetic stories MUST be between 500 and 1,000 words and written in English.
  • The first 5 submissions will receive a monogrammed notebook!
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • Contest is open to U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico.

PRIZES

1st Place:

  •  Poetic story will be published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • $100 American Express Gift Card
  • Three (3) CDs from the Concord Music Group

2nd Place:

  • Select any OSAAT Entertainment book from the iBookstore
  • Two (2) CDs from the Concord Music Group

3rd Place:

  • Receive a free download of OSAAT Entertainment's GEM: A Collection of Poetry from the iBookstore
  • One (1) CD from the Concord Music Group

GUIDELINES

  • We are looking to read poetic stories about sacrifice.
  • Entrants must have a valid email and mailing address (No P.O. Boxes).
  • If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent or legal guardian fill out and sign the consent section on the entry form.
  • Submissions must be original; never published before, in print or digital format.
  • We strongly encourage that submissions not be read, critiqued, edited, or proofed by others prior to submission.
  • In the header section, please include your name, title of the story and date.
  • In the footer section, please include page numbers.
  • Print the story on 8 ½ x 11 paper using 12pt Times New Roman or Cambria font, single-spaced. Online submissions will not be accepted.
  • This contest is limited to one entry per person. In the case of multiple submissions, only the first submission will be acknowledged.
  • Winners will be notified on June 15, 2014 by email and announced on OSAAT Entertainment’s website and social media channels.

To officially enter the contest, please mail your story and entry form to:

OSAAT Entertainment
c/o Best Storytellas in Town Contest
P.O. Box 1057
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-7057

Once your submission has been received and meets all the guidelines, you will receive an email confirmation according to the contact information provided on your entry form. No submissions will be returned. Entrants can withdraw from the contest at any time by emailing info@osaatent.com.

All winners grant OSAAT Entertainment the right to publish their work, in any format (print and/or digital) without any compensation to the author, other than the prizes won in the contest. In addition, winners must provide a recent photo and agree to one online or phone interview. Winners also agree to give OSAAT Entertainment the right to use their photo(s) and interview(s) as well as any photos taken for promotional materials in relation to the Best Storytellas in Town Contest.

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