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"Tales for The Ones in Love"

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

"Tales for The Ones in Love"

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

19.09.18

Literary Contest Soon - Nature 2018-2019 - "The Nature of the Universe"

talesforlove

 

From space, the earth is a small point of blue light. We are a little big nothing, hope made alive. Of course most of us just had the chance to see this blue on television or computer screens ... or in a photograph in a book. There is, however, a strange emotion in the chest when we come across this image.
This state of mind does not bind us, however, and we are tempted to look around at the universe: at the deep unknown beyond our imagination, which imposes upon us, its colors, its chemistry, its laws of Physics, their lives.

While our action on earth makes us think, given the reactions of nature in the form of floods, typhoons and huge forest fires, the universe remains a "land" of opportunities. Even literature seems to have an obligation not to repeat the mistakes of the past; everything should be better.

The nature of the universe serves as muse for this literary contest. And even a novel by Nicholas Sparks seems to be different if thought of in this immense and cosmic context. So impossible when a love said impossible, as impetuous as life in the middle of nowhere ...

It is in this context that, with great joy, we announce the beginning of the International Literature Contest "Nature 2018-2019", which this year runs from 15 October 2018 to 15 December 2018. On 1 February 2019 are announced the pre-finalists and on the 28 February 2019 the main winners.

Can poetry survive a universe that seems so contrary to life? What do we have to say about something that is still so unknown to us? Is there any connection, any comparison, that we can make with our terrestrial reality? How can science emerge in literature in our context? All this is a challenge and makes us think. Above all, it should be seen as an action of good mood and joy: an exercise of writing among friends.
It is time to act, to write, so here is also the invitation to participate in this contest and then the conditions of participation and other details.
Everyone is welcome.
 
Details of Regulation 2018-2019:

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 - 2018-2019'". Line spacing: single spacing; Letter dimension: 12; Type of letter: Calibri; in the body of the e-mail.
5. The participating authors agree to receive e-mails in the future that have as their main purpose to advertise future literary initiatives.
6. Award-winning finalists are entitled to a digital certificate.
7. 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.
8. Author rights: authors have their rights over the works published, in order to publish as they want in any other place. The organization of the contest retain total rights over the published works in the context of the Anthology of the contest or any other Anthology or collection of Short Stories they want to publish in the future.
9. Deadline for participation: 15 December 2018.
10. Pre-finalists announced on 1 February.
11. The final results will be announced on February 28 at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt and, when possible, at http://synchchaos.com/.
12. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize: artwork (an A4 painting) sent by mail.

Adjudicator:

Shmavon Azatian
Armenian poet and writer based in the USA and Australia.
Awarded internationally.
 
Janine Canan
American author.

Awarded internationally. 

 

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

 

Inspiration here:

https://www.nasa.gov/

 

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 Note: Juno

 

Here you can find the Anthology "Nature 2017-2018":

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/883858

 

Thank you very much.

01.05.18

May the month of light

talesforlove

Dear Friends,
Our Anthology is almost created and we would like to share with you an alternative cover that was put appart.


This one....

 

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and this one....

 

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Additionally, we present you two photos from Lisbon.
This is an image taken from Viewpoint of Santa Luzia.

 

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We can see the Tagus Tiver and many old houses........

 

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Also, here you can see an image of the Jardim da Estrela (Garden of the Star).

Enjoy and don't forget to come back!

08.07.16

International Literary Contest "Nature 2016"

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 Follow us at: http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/data/rss

 

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


____________________________________________________________________________________________________


Our Free Associated Apps for PC Microsoft Windows

LisbonTourism2012
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw
and

DigitalFlowers1
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw


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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20.12.15

E-book Anthology and First book

talesforlove

Dear Friends,

The Anthology of the Contest is already available as an e-book!

 Here is the link for windows 8.1 users:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/anthologynature2015/9nblgggxwcqq
(feft side click "get the app")

We will produce a pdf version for people who can't install this version.

Also we would like to inform you that the book in English that led to the creation of this blog is available for sale at Museu do Fado in Lisbon.

You can contact them at info@museudofado.pt

The book is entitled "Tales for the Ones in Love" and the author is Rui M.

It contains short stories and two poems in 112 pages.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Other apps with poetry:

1) Digital Flowers 1

URL for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

26.08.15

New Prizes - International Literary Contest - Nature - RSS Feed - Lisbon - California

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ALL THE PARTICIPANT receives immediately a free e-book titled "Tales for The Ones in Love";

Plus

discounts in the production of e-book at Rui M. Publishing!

 

The BIG Number 1 Winner will also have very personalized

and Free publicity for literary work! During 3 months! This can be very valuable to you and be the starting point to earn money with your poetry and stories!

 

Please participate in the International Literary Contest "Poems and Short Fiction for Nature 2015"!

And do not forget to spread the word!

 

If your work is in English, Yes you can participate, if you live anywhere in the world!

More info bellow :)

 

To subscribe the RSS Feed (automatic e-mail notifications):

For example you can go to
http://www.netvibes.com/en
choose on the right side "sign up for free" (for a simple and free account)
after having a space on this software (Netvibes)
add this blog (using:
http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt)

 

Free Tourism App about Lisbon:

URL for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh3335s
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/81eefb44-6b2c-468a-9c8e-ab419929fc7a
URL for Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=bde25bc8-cc91-4949-b9bd-5c15e549fa30

 

 Enjoy! And spread the word!

 

Kind regards

26.05.15

International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”

talesforlove

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  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

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

 

Inspiring Photos:

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