Word of Art 3D

I am SO PROUD to be sharing the news for the next Word of Art, our fabulous collaboration of authors and artists. This was a program I presented to the In Print board late 2013. They not only supported my dream of a collaboration, contest, reception, and publication, they participated, promoted, and helped to make that dream come to a wonderfully successful fruition. Twice.

In our third year, we are only getting bigger, better, and…Burpee!
Word of Art 3D has been invited by Rockford’s Burpee Museum of Natural History to be one of the featured events in celebration of their 75th Anniversary.

Here it is, Wordists and Artists! The official announcement for WoA3D!
Please read the guidelines carefully as there have been some changes for this year.

Author Guidelines:

Word submissions open Saturday, September 3, 2016*

Work can be any genre—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.

There is no theme, but we encourage authors to visit Burpee and/or consider their mission statement: It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation. – See more at: http://www.burpee.org/

Stories must be original and previously unpublished.

Stories must NOT exceed a 200 word count, poetry limit is 16 lines.
Submissions exceeding the word or line count will not be posted.

All submissions must have a title. This will be the title of the accompanying art piece as well.

You may submit up to 3 pieces, but no more than 2 will be published.

Submit your work to Mary Lamphere, WordofArt@inprintwriters.com in the body of the email, no attachments.

Multiple submissions should be sent separately.

What you submit is what will be posted, and printed if selected. Make sure it is error free.

Include name, address, phone and a brief bio, 50 words or less, in 3rd person.

Submissions close September 17, 2016*

Written submissions will be posted anonymously in alphabetical order of title on the In Print website by September 24*


Artist Guidelines:

Artists will have a week to read through the submissions in their entirety.

Selection opens October 1* Requests sent before October 1 will not be honored.

Send a request for your selected story to WordofArt@inprintwriters.com

Include name, address, phone and a brief, 50 word or less, bio in 3rd person.

Any medium is acceptable.
No canvases provided. Paintings are welcome, but we are now open to dimensional art!

Artists will be responsible for photographing work for publication.
Images due by Dec. 17* for inclusion in the book.

Artists will be responsible for transport of art to Burpee and removal following exhibition.

There is no theme, but we encourage artists to visit Burpee and/or consider their mission statement: It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation. – See more at: http://www.burpee.org/.

Some portion of the words of the story must be included in the artwork.

You may select two stories but no one person shall be published more than 2 times (1 as author/1 as artist, 2 as artist, or 2 as author)

Artists are on a first come/first served basis. DO NOT DELAY!


The WORD of ART 3D Reception with words, art, readings, and book sales, will be held late February/early March (DTBD) at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Space is limited to 28 stories/pictures.

*Please be aware of all deadlines before committing.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to support Words, Art, and History!

This collaboration is open to the general creative public, you do not need to be a member of In Print Professional Writers Organization to participate, but if you’d like more information, check out the website at https://inprintwriters.org/
We appreciate your support!

If you have questions please contact Mary Lamphere at WordofArt@inprintwriters.com

Thank you!



About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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