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Time: November 5, 2010 at 6pm to January 31, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Online then On the Chess Board
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map: http://www.louffapress.com
Event Type: call, for, submissions
Organized By: David Moscovich
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2011
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CHESSSTORY playing cards.
Stories of fifty (50) words or less for inclusion in CHESSSTORY, a limited edition set of cards designed and printed by Louffa Press. Each card will have a chess piece on one side, and a very, very short story on the other. The cards are meant to function in sets of playable chess pieces for a standard chess board. Preference will be given to tight, lucid stories that paint a vivid picture with brevity and punch, something like an injection of hyper-Calvino. The stories don't have to be about chess -- they could use chess as an unseen influence: a character who strategises like a pawn; a bus that pauses briefly by a streetcorner game of dominoes. Also welcome are stories that relate to the game of chess itself, or even games and strategy in a more general, social, anthropological or imaginary sense -- opposites, race issues, adversity, etc. There is no limit, but quality is a must. Thirty-two stories will be accepted, exactly one story per chess piece, so send your best work. The art for the pieces will be silkscreened and the stories letterpressed on artisan paper. Card sets will be numbered and signed.
THE DEADLINE is January 31st, 2011. SUBMIT UP TO THREE STORIES. Best of luck!
Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, write CHESSSTORY, and the word count.
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