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The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce the 2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. The arts have always had strong creative connections to the sciences, including computational science. Acting as gadfly for the good, provocateur and satirist when the sciences overreach, but also far-seeing prophets of scientific potential. The arts are among the areas that computational sciences has transformed, not only through its impact on modes of production of artwork, but also as a formative influence on its themes and motivations, notably in the fields of speculative fiction as well as the dramatic arts. To that end, the Neukom Institute is proud to announce three prizes for creative work in the arts.

3 AWARDS

1 • The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction

2 • The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fictionfor a  first book.

3 • The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting, for a play written in response to the prompt
“What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”

 

Submission Requirements

Books
Any work published or under contract to be published no earlier than June 1, 2015 is eligible. Books (2 copies and if possible an electric copy) should be sent with cover letter that includes which award classification the book falls into, to Professor Dan Rockmore, c/o Ms. Christine Alberga, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Electronic submissions may be sent to: Daniel.N.Rockmore@Dartmouth.edu.

Plays
Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a 1-page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:

1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College in July 2018, and the second at the New Works Now Festival at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, the following January. How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.

Playwrights can submit here: https://goo.gl/forms/SXxELu0wy2rDYOE03

 

Honorarium

Each award comes with an honorarium of $5000. Book award winner will receive their awards at a Dartmouth event in early summer, 2018. The winner of the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting  will also receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College in July 2018, and the second at the New Works Now Festival at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, the following January.

 

Deadline

Deadline for submission, December 31, 2017.

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Information: Daniel.N.Rockmore@Dartmouth.edu
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