Writers Sought for Public Art Project – Deadline December 15, 2017

The City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are partnering to once again present a unique public art project in spring 2018. Up to four Valley Metro buses will display artworks selected from the City of Roanoke’s Regional Public Art Collection during the months of March and April.

Additionally, a writer or writers will be provided a bus pass and paid an honorarium of $1,000 to create a unique work of literature while riding different bus routes. The work may be any genre including short stories, poetry, essays, plays, etc. and may also be multimedia and include art, music or photography. The work will be published on the participating organizations web sites and other venues as possible.

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 Floyd, Va. (October 6, 2017)Artemis Journal is pleased to announce its theme for its next journal, “Women hold up half the sky”.  Submissions will include, poetry, prose, sci-fi short stories, and art with a deadline for submitting on November 30, 2017.  The published journal will be launched May 4, 2018 at the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art with our special guest writer, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author, including her latest novel, “The Unquiet Grave”, Sharyn McCrumb. (Sharyn McCrumb – New York Times Bestselling Author)


Artemis is committed to encouraging writers to develop ideas and narratives that will help shape the future of our humanity. The Artemis theme has been widely endorsed and through networking Artemis Journal was approached by an arts and educational nonprofit, the Light Bringer Project (Light Bringer Project) to partner with our organization.

Each year Light Bringer Project invites science fiction writers worldwide to submit their original science fiction stories for The Roswell Award. By adopting our theme “Women hold up half the sky”, Light Bringer Project will partner with Artemis and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW) in recognizing a sci-fi story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist. DEADLINE JANUARY 29, 2018.

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Art by Karuna Arts


Artemis has  partnered with Light Bringer Project to present a special award for a SCIENCE FICTION short story with strong feminist themes. The award is being co-sponsored by the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The winner’s story will be published in Artemis 2018 and the winner will receive a cash prize. In addition to science fiction submissions, expanding to include essays  highlighting our theme

“Women hold up half the sky”

The Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art will host our 2018 Artemis Launch on Friday, May 4, 2018



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Artemis expands submissions to include essays and short stories highlighting our theme of  “Women hold up half the sky”


“Fireflys” by Gina Lothian-Stanley

Artist Gina Lothian-Stanley has been featured in many of our Artemis Journals. In art or writing, Gina’s works are a reflection of her personal experiences, observations of life, and her concerns for the future of humanity and the changing world. Gina is a multi-media artist, teacher and writer living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.


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