VSA New Jersey Seeking Authors For Statewide Writing Competition

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Unlimited Potential Theater Company (UPTCo), a project of VSA New Jersey, is seeking poems, essays, short stories and plays by New Jersey residents eighteen years of age or over for its 20th annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. The contest is open to all writers, and submissions by writers with disabilities are especially encouraged. All works submitted will be juried by a panel of judges, and winning works will be showcased at the New Jersey Readers’ Theatre in the spring of 2014. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2013.

VSA New Jersey is an affiliate of VSA, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and is dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities. Major funding for VSA New Jersey is provided in part by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission and NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as additional foundations and donors.

There is no entry fee for this competition. In lieu of a fee, a donation of any amount is welcomed and encouraged to cover the cost of the competition. To request an application or to receive additional information, contact VSA arts of New Jersey, 703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, (732) 745-3885, (732) 745-3913 (TTY) or info@vsanj.org. Visit VSA New Jersey online at www.vsanj.org.

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