2017 Writing Contest Now Open

MUSICWORKS’ 2017 SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST IS OPEN

 

Annual 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 October 27, 2017. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

 

For immediate release, TORONTO—Musicworks’ seventh annual Sonic Geography Writing contest is now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks has been exploring experimental music and sound in a triannual magazine since 1978. Its annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

 

Sonic Geography Writing Contest

The elemental music of the Selkirk Mountains. The hiss and harmonics of the London Underground. The soothing, rhythmic swish of a school photocopier. These sounds have inspired some of our past contest winners. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in prose or poetic writing. Maximum length: 500 words. Accepted file types: PDF only. $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks magazine; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

First Prize: $500 cash, piece published in the Spring 2018 issue of Musicworks and online

Second Prize: $200 cash and piece published on musicworks.ca

Third Prize: $100 cash and piece published on musicworks.ca

Entry portal, assessment criteria, prize details, and past winners can be found on our contest landing page!  www.musicworks.ca/contest

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

 Musicworks is dedicated to engaging and building new audiences for experimental music. The triannual magazine, which comes with a companion CD, 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.

Jessie Rivést
Operations & Circulation Manager

2017 CONTESTS NOW OPEN

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Musicworks is a non-profit organization supported by financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, SOCAN Foundation, advertising, paid subscriptions, and donations.

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