An international blog about literature and ecocriticism. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. and also the work of others, from 4 to 24 each month 2018: new contributions sent to Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

Mar 18

 Link for rules of the Literary Contest:




published by talesforlove às 10:11

Mar 18



Nella Fantasia


Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto

Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano

Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro

Li anche la notte è meno oscura

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo

Che soffia sulle città, come amico

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano

Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima




In My Fantasy

In my imagination I see a fair world,
Everyone lives in peace and in honesty there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

In my imagination I see a bright world,
Even the night is less dark there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly.

In my imagination there exists a warm wind,
That breathes on the cities, like a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.






Na minha fantasia 

Na minha imaginação eu vejo um mundo justo, 
E lá todos vivem em paz e honestidade. 
Eu sonho com almas que são sempre livres, 
Tal como as nuvens que voam, 
Cheias de humanidade até às profundidades do seu ser. 

Na minha imaginação eu vejo um mundo luminoso 
Onde mesmo a noite é menos sombria 
Eu sonho que lá as almas são sempre livres, 
Como nuvens a voar 

Na minha imaginação existe um vento quente 
Que sopra sobre a cidade, como um amigo 
Eu sonho com almas sempre livres, 
Como nuvens que voam, 
Cheias de humanidade até ao mais recôndito lugar do seu ser.


Nota: Translation to Portuguese by Rui M.


published by talesforlove às 16:18

Dez 17

Forest fires in California have been an example of climate change. We can not forget this situation and above all we can not become indifferent people. We have here a video that aims to encourage our individual work in such a way that we will all achieve something positive. For example, if each one of us plants a tree and water it we will do a lot and even if we can sow some trees, it would be excellent.

And don't forget to submit your writing to our Contest "Nature 2017-2018"


About trees and hope Music by Mattia Cupelli "Touch"




published by talesforlove às 23:42

Nov 17


It is with great joy that we announce the beginning of the International Literature Contest "Nature 2017-2018", which this year runs from 1 December 2017 to 1 April 2018. On 19 April are announced the pre-finalists and the April 28 the main winners.
We refer to joy in this announcement because this is the reunion of all of us in this adventure that has one of its great objectives to raise awareness for the protection of nature. A reunion between friends. This year, for example, California fires have made climate change evident. The suffering of the people was enormous and to note the replacement of a green cloak by the color of ash, it is sad. In the world, the fact that the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are at very high levels can only make us aware.
It is time to act, so here is also the invitation to participate in this contest and then the conditions of participation and other details.

Here are some videos by Conservation International:




Details of Regulation 2017:
1. Participation in this contest is free.
2. Any person from any country can participate as long as they submit work written in English.
3. Each participant can submit a poem, without limit of words, and a short story, with a maximum of 3000 words. Extra poems: 2 USD each; Extra short stories: 5 USD each.
4. The works must be sent by e-mail to Rui M. ( along with name, country, electronic contact. The subject of the email should be "International Literary Contest 'Nature - 2017-2018'". Line spacing: single spacing; Letter dimension: 12; Type of letter: Calibri; in Word Document.
5. Award-winning finalists are entitled to a digital certificate.
6. All the selected poems will be published in anthology, which will be available in PDF format (possibility to exist in Windows), with a cost of 2.5 € (payment of a donation by PayPal). Award-winning authors are entitled to a free version.
7. Deadline for participation: 1 April 2018.
8. Pre-finalists announced on 19 April.
9. The final results will be announced on April 28 at
10. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize of 20 USDs.
Contest Organizers:

Tales for Love

Lisbon - Portugal


Synchronized Chaos

California - USA



Main Partners:


Ana Nedelcu



Atelierul PlayART



Co-op Radio



World Poetry



 [More Soon]




Shmavon Azatian

Armenian poet and writer based in the USA.
Awarded internationally.

Blog services to raise donations to plant trees in California:

a) Critical reading of poem: 3 USDs
b) Critical reading of short story (up to 3000 words): 10 USDs

Note: a poem or short story review will have between 50 and 150 words.


Soon there will be an available collection of paintings.




If you want one of these paintings (without letters) please contact us at














published by talesforlove às 04:44

Out 17

It is with great joy that we announce that this year our Literary Contest will have a monetary prize. There will be a change in the format of the contest to allow more people to participate while creating the conditions for a more appealing contest in the future. There's no question we are creating something new. Thank you for wishing us luck in this new phase of our lives. A big thank you all.

See you soon and do not forget to spread the word to your friends.

published by talesforlove às 22:37

Out 17


 Please, prepare your poetry or short story (up to 3000 words) to submit!

Enjoy writing and spread the word.


published by talesforlove às 16:22

Set 17

Flower Reborn (In Pedrógão)

Stubborn; As only a woman knows how to be.
Knowledgeable; As only a Goddess knows how to be.
Feminine and beautiful among the black of death,
reborn, alive, dependent on strength and not on luck.

Beautiful is your strength that gives color to the Morning.
Sunrise agape renewing Hope.
And the wind packs it, shrouded in gray dust,
that everything around him contemplates her Dance.

It is she, the Flower, who rises on the mountain,
Again, to prove that, who sowed her, was right  ...
To prove that a Goddess looks at us from the front:
without fear, despite the lifes the wind took.



Continues at

by Rui M.
Pedrógão is a locality in Portugal were 64 people died this June during a wild fire.
this and other poems in a new book "Pieces of Hope" (in English, Portuguese and Spanish)
for more info about the book contact

published by talesforlove às 06:38

Mar 16



published by talesforlove às 01:01

Jan 16

Romance Writing Contest: Win a Publishing Deal and $500USD    Inkitt and The Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency are looking to find the next ‘50  Shades of Grey’!    

The pair are running a new romance writing contest from Jan 12 ­ Feb 23, where the  winner gets published and receives $500USD! The judges are best­selling authors  Laurelin Paige and Melody Grace, as well as literary agent Rebecca Friedman herself.  The trio will work closely with the Inkitt analytics team to pick the most engaging stories  of the contest.     The judges are looking for romantic stories that engage the reader, with dynamic  characters, fresh story­lines and any level of heat.  All works over 40k words are  welcome! Find out more below.    


● Starting: 12th of January at 13:00 PST 

● Ending: 23rd February 23:59 PST with voting continuing for an additional week.  

● Novel Length: 40,000 words or more at time of submission.  

● Entries must be posted on the Inkitt contest page to participate 

● Stories in the top 10% of the "most voted" and "most popular" categories get the  opportunity to be picked for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.   


1. Publishing Deal + $500USD 

2. $100USD 

3. $50USD   

Submit your romance novel here! 




published by talesforlove às 12:48

Mai 15

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.


We want to select 36 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows 8.


  1. Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
  2. Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
  3. The first prize is the software Scrivener for Windows or Mac;
  4. All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. Entry minimum donation 1 Pound, 1.05 Euros or 1.10 USD per poem and 2 Pounds, 2.10 Euros or 2.20 USD per tale. The donation will be used to help partners, to plant trees and build a monetary prize for the next contest. Maximum donation accepted 10 Pounds, 11 Euros, 12 USD;
  6. Deadline date: 30 September 2015;
  7. By the end of October 2015 results will be announced at;
  8. The Anthology will be published during November 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at 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


Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love


Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos


Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte










Book Park and Arts & Literature


Finnally, we would like to kindly invite you to fill in the next questionnaire. It is a part of an academic study about working conditions to people and ultimately their happiness.

The questionnaire is anonymous and free!

So, why are you waiting for? Please prepare carefully your work and send it to us when you feel comfortable!

Kind regards,

Rui M.


Sample Apps for Windows 8:


Inspiring Photos:







published by talesforlove às 11:54

Março 2018






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