Open the Door Writing Contest

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October 1, 2013 by WITS Editor

OPEN-THE-DOOR1The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts invites Houstonians to participate in a citywide public art project, OPEN THE DOOR.  Writers are encouraged to interpret the following question in a creative, broad way:

How do we open the door to another culture, to a new phase in our life, to someone, to a dream, even when the door is closed? What happens to us when we find ourselves on the verge of a threshold?

For more information on how to enter this contest, please visit the OPEN THE DOOR website.  Deadline for submission of your poem, short story, or essay is October 15, 2013. EXTENDED to October 30, 2013, at 5 pm.

Prizes  
$ 1000 cash or a return airfare Houston-Paris
$ 250 cash (minors)
winning entries on show in 2014 exhibition
publication in Open the Door catalogue  
Proposals to be submitted to
submissions@openthedoor-houston.com
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Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

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