Literature Submission Form
Please see below an outline of the Entry process:
If you would like a chance to see your work displayed at our Festival, this is the place to get started. Invited to participate are all authors or poets of all ages and career paths, whether they are students, graduates, full-time or part-time, amateurs or professionals. Just follow the simple steps:
1. Submit your works
You may submit online if you only are Orthodox Author or Poet. You can submit up to 3 Short Stories (it could be extracts from your book) or Poems up to 5000 words (more or less) online. Choose your category who belongs with your practice. We have 3 categories, Non Fiction, Fiction & Poetry.
Files should be optimized for web. We prefer them saved as PDF files.
Additionally, you may provide promotional images. Furthermore, we will require a profile photo of you. Cropped images with a resolution of no more than 90 dpi and dimensions of approximately 1500 × 1500 pixels should be optimised for the web. We like them to be stored in jpeg format.
2. Enter the works details and upload the appropriate images if nessesary.
Please complete the forms in lowercase letters, not capitals.
* LIVE EXHIBITIONS, TALKS, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND PRESENTATIONS: For the first time, we will accept live initiatives that bring artists and the public together.We would love to promote free of charge and partner with such initiatives, so please feel free to organise one (for example a live reading, talking in real time about your work and answering messages and emails or a live debate over important issues regarding your artistic genre etc.).
Therefore, please complete the form with all relevant info about your live event (Language, Title, Topic, YouTube link, Zoom invitation, Date & Time, Participants, Promotional Photo etc.) or if you wish to organise something later, send us an email with all the necessary details.
We will also need your complete contact information, a link to your website, if applicable, and a personal photograph with biographical information. Additionally, we recommend that you send a short phone video of you writing or typing or a very short video talking about your work and inspiration.
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**Ensure that you have marked all required fields with a *star; otherwise, you will be unable to submit the form.
3. Pay your Submission fees
A submission form does not guarantee** your participation in the Festival.
If your submissions are accepted, you will be charged £5 for each work submission (not personal, group or business logo photos) paid via another form. We do not also charge for links to live event presentations.
If you are unable to pay online, please send us an email explaining your situation and requesting payment in cash or by bank transfer.
The Fees are not refundable.
**Please note that we will notify you whether or not your entry was successful.
What happens next?
We will review your submissions and contact you as soon as possible if you are selected.
Then, on the "Successful Applicants" page, you must make an online payment for the admission fee.
We will be solely responsible for the layout and presentation of all works in the Festival, based on our prior experience. Your stories & poems will be featured on our high quality Presentation Pages.
Voting / Awards
The Orthodox Arts Festival's Excellence Certificates 2023 will be given to authors & poets who have shown exceptional skill. Voting will be conducted online and will be open to the general public via our specially designed Voting Forms.
Our Voting Panel will assess the submissions and present the results.
You must submit your digital entry form by May the 1st, 2023, at the latest. We will not accept any late submissions.
*Bear in mind that once capacity is reached, the Submission Portal will Close.
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