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 ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

25
Mar 18

Link for rules of the Literary Contest:

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/literary-contest-nature-2017-2018-65904

 

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01
Dez 17

 

Nature Is Speaking – Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef | Conservation International (CI)

 

 

Nature Is Speaking – Lupita Nyong'o is Flower | Conservation International (CI)

 

Dont' forget to submit your work to ruiprcar@gmail.com!

See regulation bellow.

 

 

 

published by talesforlove às 08:29

24
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. (ruiprcar@gmail.com) 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 http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt.
10. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize of 20 USDs.
 
 
Contest Organizers:

Tales for Love

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

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

California - USA

 

 

Main Partners:

 

Ana Nedelcu 

https://ananedelcu.wordpress.com/

Romania

 

Atelierul PlayART

https://atelierulplayart.wordpress.com/

Romania

 

Co-op Radio

http://coopradio.org/

Canada

 

World Poetry

http://worldpoetry.ca/

Canada

 

 [More Soon]

 

 

Adjudicator:

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

ruiprcar@gmail.com

 

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Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

published by talesforlove às 04:44

08
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

08
Jul 16

 

 

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Dear Friends,
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 acount 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.

Rules:

    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.
    All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
    Free entrance
    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 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:
The Writer Janine Canan
http://www.janinecanan.com/
http://www.janinecanan.com/pages/order_books.html


Main Partners (new Parners will be added):

A) Synchronized Chaos (California USA)

http://synchchaos.com/


B) Ana Nedelcu (Romania)
https://ananedelcu.wordpress.com/

C) World Poetry Canada (Canada)
http://worldpoetry.ca/

D) Book Park and Arts & Literature (Spain)

http://www.thebookpark.com


____________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Alberta!


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:

http://worldpoetry.ca/


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

 

 

 

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published by talesforlove às 17:17

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

 

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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

 

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