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29
Jan 17

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.

The Team

published by talesforlove às 18:09

24
Dez 16

Dear Friends,

 

We kindly invite you to read this small text about Nature as a source of inspiration to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016".

 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/458264?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

 

Enjoy.

published by talesforlove às 13:27

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7V460XZfE

 

Please send us your poetry, lyrics or short stories to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016"

published by talesforlove às 22:21

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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.

https://www.docdroid.net/58FWIBi/livro-2016-shmavonfinalshortseptember.pdf.html

 

Enjoy.

 

published by talesforlove às 07:32

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Dear Friends,

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.
Thanks

published by talesforlove às 14:59

21
Jun 16

Yes, you should know that we are in Countdown for the International Literary Contest "Nature 2016"!

 

Not all the details are prepared but we are almost there!

We are going to help improving the life style of everybody!

 

Best regards!

published by talesforlove às 19:02

17
Jul 15

Good day! It is with great joy and satisfaction that we announce to have a new initiative to reward the winner of our contest! In partnership with Croffee (http://www.croffee.de/, http://fires.croffee.de/) we will create a crowdfunding campaign to bring to Lisbon the winner to present their work to an audience! We can not guarantee the success of the campaign but we can guarantee our commitment! This is one more reason to participate!

 

 

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RSS Feed for our contest!

 

In order to have up to date info about this blog and the Literary Contest we are hosting, please subscribe the following free RSS feed:

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/data/rss

 

 

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The first Chapter of “Ambrosia Chronicles: the Initiation”

 

The first Chapter of “Ambrosia Chronicles: the Initiation” is a transmuted continuation of the first book of this trilogy. Transmuted is the right word to express what I felt by the end of my reading because the main character, Alex, our unexpected hero, experience a new voyage in geographic space, to Paris, but also in feelings: her love blooms in this city, although it had been hurt, due to a heart that dreams awaken. I ask myself if mythology is “just” a matter of Gods but also a state of mind of lovers that look to each other and find themselves frightened by the dimension of their human magic...

Summing up, I look forward for the next Chapter. Will love prevail?

 

Please feel free to find this book at

Book 1 paperback:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

eBook 1:

http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

eBook 2:

http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

 

Enjoy!

 

Kind regards,

Rui M.

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New inspiring photos:

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published by talesforlove às 15:10

07
Jul 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.

Rules:

  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 and participates in a campaign of Crowdfunding;
  4. ALL THE SELECTED WORKS will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. ALL THE PARTICIPANT receives immediately a free e-book titled "Tales for The Ones in Love";
  6. Deadline date: 30 October 2015;
  7. By the end of November 2015 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  8. The Anthology will be published during December 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, country and e-mail contact. Like this page and answer the questionnaire below. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of any volunteer donation must be done using PayPal to ruimigcar@gmail.com.

 

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte

 

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highres-scrivener-logoSetense.png

 

web-3screens-win.png

 

 

Partners:

  

Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

 

Nobodys Reading Me

https://nobodysreadingme.wordpress.com/

 

Read Wave

http://www.readwave.com/rick-and-charlie-meet-sylvester-s-new-girlfriend_s90971

 

Realistic Poetry International

http://www.realisticpoetry.com

 

Alabama State Poetry Society

https://www.facebook.com/groups/492636217457754/permalink/876079369113435/

 

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, people and ultimately their happiness.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jqv0KbQKsNzbQ1mkC3bv2Tga_LUI0fw4MtWRXY9i8vo/viewform

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:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ardor/e6f370ce-84e9-4efa-a570-63b4c2b994c7

 

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/digitalflowers1/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

Inspiring Photos:

FloresPequenas.png

KIWI.png

MOrangos.png

 

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Ambrosia Chronicles: the Discovery. K. C. Simos. Athens, Greece: Kalendis Editions, 2013. 301 pp.

 

 

The History of the Book:
This book tells us the story of Alex, a young woman that studies at University. Nevertheless, her peaceful life, made of her struggle with school, friends, and body-imagery changes suddenly when some unexpected encounters take place. It is then that the supernatural grows stronger in her life... Additionally, the relationship between Alex and her two friends Ian and Lucas give to this YA fiction history a drop of romantic glamour. Also, it is clear to me that the author intentionally gives to the main character the sly with of observational humour and this detail gives us a piece of literature that has the freshness of a Summer during at the seashore! Certainly, it is to be read at a single sitting.

Social/Historical context:
This book was written at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century by K. C. Simos, a lady who had the experience of studying at Birmingham. The book is about a YA story that contains all the facts that a student experiencing the Erasmus program in Europe might experience, namely: the discovery of a new country, the challenge of living with other foreign students and the enriching experience of learning new cultures. Nevertheless, it is impossible to forget that the author is Greek and that means knowledge above average about Greek mythology and, fortunately, this is clear when we read this piece of literature.

Writing Style:
The book is written in the third and first person from the perspective of Alex a young female that studies at an University and have all the philosophical questions we have at that point of our lives. She is the heroine of this book. Despite of the fact that the book is sometimes a novel and other times a mystery book one aspect remains true: it is a book of adventure and discovery of the human nature and about our fears with a very consistent approach for its time and a simple language. Also, it does have a very relaxing pace except when the action is faster giving us a “can’t put down” strong feeling that only a good book can create.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the adventure! It was an adventure seasoned with some romance and mystery. Certainly, the book brings with it the freshness of the discovery we emotionally breath in when we are very young but also the possibility  of learning new exciting details about Greek mythology.
I really think this is a book also about the awakening into some of the secrets of the adult world but is also a good evocation of the narrow borders between mythology of Gods and the above average capabilities of the human like super heroes.
At the same time, all the revelations aren’t shocking but the result of a smooth path of discovery our heroine does when she can afford to rest during her breath taking adventure.
And, at the end, I find myself thinking, clearly with mingled feelings, that our life takes us by paths we couldn’t even dream about regardless all our efforts to control our insignificant future and present. To me the end of the story paves the way to books two and three bringing together the seed of a new adventure and an almost shocking reason to think about our own lives...
Please feel free to find this book at
Book 1 paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

Enjoy!
Book review by Rui M. in partnership with Synchronized Chaos.

published by talesforlove às 09:17

26
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.

Rules:

  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 http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  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 ruiprcar@gmail.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 ruimigcar@gmail.com.

 

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte

 

latte.png

highres-scrivener-logoSetense.png

 

web-3screens-win.png

 

 

Partners:

  

Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

 

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jqv0KbQKsNzbQ1mkC3bv2Tga_LUI0fw4MtWRXY9i8vo/viewform

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:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ardor/e6f370ce-84e9-4efa-a570-63b4c2b994c7

 

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/digitalflowers1/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

Inspiring Photos:

FloresPequenas.png

KIWI.png

MOrangos.png

 

 

 

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