Dear Authors, Dear Friends,
We are very happy to share with you the winners of the “International Literary Contest Nature 2016”.
Also, we announce the works that will be included in the Anthology of this year.
The big winner for Short Story category is:
“See a Different Picture” by Vandini Sharma, India
An entertaining, elegantly written, complex and profound story about human beings and Nature.
The winning poems are:
1st “Do We Simply Stand and Watch?” by Michelle Yue, USA. A clear-sighted poem about the destruction of Nature.
2nd “A Lost Planet” by Grace Heblok, from Australia, is a deeply felt prose poem that speaks for the Earth.
3rd “The Secret World of Nature” by Joan Beebe, USA, expresses the beauty, peace and gratitude we experience when we merge into Nature.
This is the listing for all the works that will be included in our Anthology Nature 2016:
“Patron Saints”, poem by Nev Gardner, USA
“Trees”, poem by Grace Heblok, Australia
“On the ruins of love”, poem by Serena Saab, Lebanon
“Marbles & Stones!”, poem by Vijay Chacko, North Ireland, India
“WHAT HAVE WE BECOME”, poem by Norman Datt, Canada
“Beautiful Disaster” and “Degas' Lantana”, poems by Andre M. Stillman, USA
“Eager to Live”, short story by Franklin Maurice, South Africa
“A Prostitute is not a Material Tool” and “Books of untold Negroes”, poems by Franklin Maurice, South Africa
“The Tears of Nature”, short story by Corina Savu, Romania
“I prayed for healing, but it didn’t come”, poem by Remona W. Winston, USA
“Into the Mystic”, poems by Jac Shortland, Ireland
“Striking Back”, short story by Chan Si Jie, Singapura
“A broken leaf” and “The deaf and dumb, sense of togetherness”, poems by Kilol Gupta, India
“November Blue”, poem by Claire O' Connell, Ireland
“In Bed”, poem by A.F. Winter, USA
“WHAT HAVE WE BECOME”, poem by Norman Datt, Canada
“Studying Wildlife”, poem by Patricia Horn O’Brien, USA
“Rust red the March wood stands.”, poem by Michael Milano, USA
“FOOTPRINTS” and “GROOVIN`”, poems by Ana Nedelcu, Romania
“-Seedling-“, poem by Muthoni Tenn, USA
“Architecture”, poem by Anda Peterson, USA
“LOVE ME TOMORROW”, short fiction by ADENIYI ADEYOSOLA VICTORIA, Nigeria
“The soul of Nature” and “Will we meet again?”, by Sruthi Denny, India
“Beautiful Nature in Life”, poem by Mahbubul Alam John, Bangladesh
Thank you for all your effort and valuable work.
We kindly invite you to read this small text about Nature as a source of inspiration to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016".
It's free and creative.
We are very happy to anounce that the e-book: "Rainbow Flavours and Other Scents" by Shmavon Azatyan is already available for sale, for only 1.50 EUR. Shmavon Azatyan is the winner of the Literary International Contest "Nature 2015".
The book is a collection of 15 poems and 8 original photos.
“The Armenian poet Shmavon Azatyan builds a gift made of poetry that creates on us a deep feeling of astonishment when staring at the small details of nature. Love is everywhere, specially when inspired by nature. His poetry seams to emanate from a spring of poetic dreams.”
Please follow the link and send 1.50 EUR (click "seguinte"), then you will receive the book after a few hours.
Please send us your poetry, lyrics or short stories to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016"
Here you can find a sample book by Shmavon Azatyan, winner of the Nature 2015 Contest.
Please contact the author to have the full length book.
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It is with great pleasure that today I inform you that the International Literary Contest "Nature 2016" has begun!
Unfortunately, regardless of the efforts of many people all across the globe, our mother land, planet earth,
continues under the threat of the non sustainable activities that all of us believe are needed to our daily life.
In this context, the text of this contest in 2015 deserves to be published again here
The forest breaths and as a result the planet Earth also breaths, giving us the oxigen that we need to live.
During the Winter, in the north of the planet, where the majority of the dry land exists, many trees
lose their leafs and the carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere producing a small increase in global temperature.
During the Spring and Summer all the trees of the planet grow leafes and they capture carbon dioxide making the weather
lightly fresher than it would be without their action.
To tell you the truth the trees are pressious everywhere, even if they are alone in a grey street of
a city or together with a small group of other in a beautiful artificial garden. To grow a tree is to grow a friend,
it is an act of poetry and who knows of the tales that the sun beams crossing their branches can inspire.
All the insects of the world and all the animals don’t care about written poetry because they have the visual
poetry of flowers in a bed and the colorful grace of reefs. They purely enjoy the beautiful gifts of life!
But, do you know that if the mean world sea temperature rises by 2 degrees celcious that would cause serious
damage to reefs? And do you know that the big secret of dogs is their friendship and friendly approach towards us?
Certainly, you feel that every living creature is Nature; we are Nature and we also deserve a poem…
To protect flowers is to protect us.
Life is special and this is the reason why we invite you to submit your best poem or your perfect tale.
The objective this year is to inspire you to write poetry that might be for
songs’ lyrics, taking into account the connection between Nature and Freedom (Nature
linked with other connected words: Love; Peace; Justice; etc).
We want to select 20 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows System.
Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
A First place, a Second place and a Third place will be identified.
First place prize: support in the creation of a new and original e-book!
All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
Deadline date: 31 December 2016;
By 31 January 2017 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
The Anthology will be published during November 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
Works should be sent to Rui M. at email@example.com together with name, works, country and e-mail contact. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of the donation must be done using PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rui M. at Tales for Love
The Writer Janine Canan
Main Partners (new Parners will be added):
A) Synchronized Chaos (California USA)
B) Ana Nedelcu (Romania)
C) World Poetry Canada (Canada)
D) Book Park and Arts & Literature (Spain)
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I'm sure that everyone knows about the environmental tragedy that took place in Alberta (Canada). An enormous fire destroyed during
many weeks the forest of this region and, at the same time, also consumed a substantial part of the lives of many people...
their memories and dreams. Nevertheless, we believe, they keep their willingness to build a new FUTURE!
This year we try to help in the reforestation of Alberta! If you wish to DONATE to plant trees, please contact:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
We would like to inform you that we accept haiku submissions.
Haiku (from Japanese) is "a poem with three lines usually 17 syllables, written in a style that is traditional in Japan."
Source: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Enjoy your writing.