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Artists and Writers Wanted:
The Human Face of Sustainability

Writers: ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives' Sustainability Solutions Festival and Creative Nonfiction magazine are looking for remarkable true stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. We welcome personal essays or stories about extraordinary individuals or communities, and stories about innovative solutions to sustainability. Whatever the subject, we want to hear about it in an essay that blends facts and research with narrative—employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

All essays submitted will be considered for publication in a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine. One writer will be awarded the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award.

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Artists: The Sustainability Solutions Festival and Creative Nonfiction are also looking for artists to illustrate the Winter 2014 issue of Creative Nonfiction #51: The Human Face of Sustainability. We will consider various media (e.g. line drawings, watercolor, collage); all styles of interpretation, providing they are well suited to a print format, are welcomed. The artist chosen will receive $3,500 from the Sustainability Solutions Festival for their work and will be profiled prominently for at least three months on Creative Nonfiction’s website. A special event will be hosted by ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability in 2014; the prize-winning artist will be honored at the event and their art will be displayed.

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Deadline for entries: Friday, May 31, 2013