moonShine review WINNERS announced!

Congratulations to the winners of moonShine review’s 2015 Prose and Photography Contest to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of our journal!

With 50+ prose pieces submitted, and more than 250 photographs for the cover and overall best inside photo contests, our judges had some tough choices, and I give them my utmost respect and admiration for how well they chose.  Now, for the winners…

PROSE AWARDS

1st Place – Kimberlyn Blum-Hyclak, of Lancaster, SC, for
Beginning and Ending in Toledo

2nd Place – Steve Fayer, of Boston, MA, for
In Bed With Phantom Priests

3rd Place – Claire Iannini, of Fort Mill, SC, for The Koi Pond

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Terresa Haskew, of Greenville, SC, for Degrees

Melanie Arrowood Wilcox, of Graham, NC, for Tornado at the River

Sharon Mauldin Reynolds, of Lexington, KY, for Widowmaker

OTHER AUTHORS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:

Claire Armstrong, Vicki Collins, Barbara V. Evers, David Harris, Holly Raychelle Hughes, David Jordan, Annie Maier, Connie D. Miller, Richard Allen Taylor

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

OVERALL BEST PHOTOGRAPH INSIDE:

1st Place – Chris Durietz, of Honolulu, HI, for Night Lilies

2nd Place – Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for
Shadow of the Vine

3rd Place – Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for The Deeper You Go

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

DJ Gaskin, of Springfield, VA, for Accountable Bridge

Jeanne Julian, of New Bern, NC, for Ladder, Sky City, Acoma

Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for Ice Storm Droplets

Terry Butler, Greenville, SC, for Guitar Handz

Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for J Heart A

 

BEST COVER PHOTOGRAPH:

Grand Prize – Wendy H. Gill, of Matthews, NC, for Shore Ice

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Jeanne Julian, of New Bern, NC, for Field, California

Kathleen Pompe, of Seabrook Island, SC, for Ice Storm

Nick Romeo, of Pittsburgh, PA, for Floating Agenda

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION INSIDE:

Clarke Armstrong, Cheryl Boyer, Barbara V. Evers, Bill Griffin,
Steve Lautermilch, Carlos Pelay, Nick Romeo, Erin Ryan,
Wesley Satterwhite, Sharon A. Sharp, Clare Willey

 

And a big thank you to EVERYONE who entered our contests.  We greatly appreciate your support and encourage you to keep submitting—and check back for further announcements coming soon!

Best to all,

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor and Publisher, moonShine review

Please Read: Submissions to moonShine review OFFICIALLY CLOSED

As of midnight last night, moonShine review’s Anniversary Issue Contest officially closed.  We are still awaiting anything postmarked as of yesterday, but are happy to announce we already have a RECORD number of entries for prose and, especially, photography!

Thank you all who submitted—your response is overwhelming!  And, for those of you who haven’t yet, you should check out the details on your contest judges.  Just click on the tab at the left called “A to Z: Judges for 10-Year Anniversary Issue.”

Given how many entries we received and the possibility of emails not always coming through, we want to be absolutely certain we have received and recorded all entries into the contest.  If YOU submitted to any of the contests, you WILL receive a confirmation email this week stating so.  If you submitted by the deadline but do NOT
receive a confirmation email by Thursday, please email
moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com immediately, and we will research your entry and make sure your submission is valid.

We wish all of you the Best of Luck!

Sincerely,

Anne Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher, moonShine review

moonShine Submissions Deadline: MONDAY, July 14th…

So much for looking at the DAY July 13th falls on before setting our deadline!  ;-)  Since it’s hardly fair to set a deadline for a Sunday (and say all entries must be postmarked by the deadline), we’ve extended our contest ONE MORE DAY.

That means that all submissions—photography, prose, via email or snail mail—received by midnight on Monday, July 14th, will be considered for this upcoming issue.  In addition, if you email the publisher (that’s me at moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com) with your submissions before July 14th with the promise that “the check is in the mail” we will honor those submissions, even if the check arrives after July 14th.

Honestly, folks, we need a bigger turnout, since we want to make this a super-sized issue!  Surely, many of you have a few photos or a couple of prose pieces sitting in that “to be submitted” pile (perhaps waiting on yet one more round of tweaking but actually it’s time to let them go).

We are running three (3) contests:

  • Best Overall Prose Piece—Cash Prize of $50
  • Best Cover Photo—Cash Prize of $25
  • Best Overall Inside Photo—Cash Prize of $50

Winners and Honorable Mentions will each receive two complimentary copies of this Anniversary Issue PLUS a complimentary copy of our 5-Year Anniversary Issue.  Who knows?  The set may be worth much more someday, and you receive them FREE!

To help you out, I am reposting all of the (fine-tuned) guidelines right here.  EVERYONE should read the general guidelines, then the specific guidelines that apply to your particular submission!

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • All entries due (postmarked) by July 14, 2014.
  • The entry fee is $5.00 PER CONTEST.
  • If using USPS, mail to:
    MOONSHINE ANNIVERSARY CONTEST
    c/o Anne Kaylor
    401 Stonewater Bay Lane
    Mount Holly, NC 28120
  • If emailing, submit to:
    moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com AND
    send payment to above address AND
    make checks payable to Anne Hicks AND
    include in body of email contact information
    (Name you wish published, Mailing Address, Phone, Email Address)

PROSE GUIDELINES:

  • For the entry fee of $5.00, you can enter up to two pieces of prose, each a maximum of 2,500 words.
  • Include a cover letter with contact information and the titles of the pieces in your email and/or postal mail.
  • Do NOT put your name anywhere on the piece itself.
  • DO include the title of the story on every page and number the pages.

PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES:

  • For the entry fee of $5.00, you can enter up to eight (8) photographs for the Cover Contest.
  • For an additional/separate entry fee of $5.00, you can enter up to twelve (12) photographs for the Overall Best Inside Photo Contest.
  • Photos submitted for INSIDE must be a minimum of 300 dpi and
    4″ x 6″ in size (vertical photos preferred).
  • Photos submitted for COVER must be at least 300 dpi and
    11″ x 8.5 ” in size (horizontal ONLY because your photo will wrap from front to back on the cover).
  • Submit high-resolution JPEGs.
  • Submit photos via email to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com in zip files of no more than 10 megs each.  Designate in body of email which contest you are entering and how many emails you are sending (i.e., Email 1 of 5 for Cover Photo Contest OR Email 1 of 3 for Inside Photo Contest).

You have the WHOLE WEEKEND to submit, so please consider being part of this special 10-Year Anniversary Edition!

Good Luck to You All!

Anne (Hicks) Kaylor
Executive Editor and Publisher, moonShine review

P.S. Yes, I got married, but still in process of changing my name, so I reiterate to PLEASE make checks payable to “ANNE HICKS.”

moonShine’s Photography Contest: Guidelines Clarification

We’ve discovered, through additional feedback, that the guidelines for the photography portion of our contest are unclear.  And photographers are having trouble limiting their entries.  So, let’s try again:

Photography Submission Guidelines for moonShine review’s 10-Year Special Anniversary Edition:

  • All entries due by July 13th, 2014.
  • For the entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to twelve (12) photographs to be considered for the cover and insides.

OR

  • For the entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to eight (8) photographs strictly to be considered for the cover, AND
  • For an additional entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to twelve (12) photographs to be considered for the inside.

 

  • Photos for consideration inside must be a minimum of 300 dpi and 4″ x 6″ in size (vertical photos preferred).
  • Photos submitted for cover consideration must be at least 300 dpi and 11″ x 8.5 ” in size (landscape ONLY).
  • Submit high-resolution JPEGs.
  • If submitting via postal mail, send photos on a PC-formatted CD/DVD to:

        MOONSHINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
c/o Anne Kaylor
401 Stonewater Bay Lane
Mount Holly, NC 28120

  • If submitting via email, send inquiry FIRST to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com as to best method for file transfer, and send check separately to above address.
  • Please make checks payable to Anne Hicks (in process of changing name ;-)).

Thanks and Best of Luck to You All!

Anne Kaylor & Beth Ann Cagle
Editors, moonShine review

Announcing moonShine’s Contest Judges and Last Call…

Just a reminder, the deadline for moonShine review submissions has been extended to July 13th, so last call to send your submissions!  AND we have updated our guidelines, so please check out the post below this one!

Meanwhile, we have chosen your contest judges and want you to know just how and who.  We put a lot of thought into choosing these judges for this special issue, and we kept coming back to the same ideas:

  • They had to be experienced writers or photographers.
  • They must have experience as editors or judges.
  • Most importantly, they had to have a special and long-term knowledge of moonShine review.

That said, we are proud to announce your Contest Judges for the anniversary issue:

PROSE

  • BOB STROTHER, of Greenville, SC, is not only a long-time contributor to our journal, but also a multi-published author in his own right.  Scattered, Smothered, and Covered and Shug’s Place are just two of several books he has written.  And, as a member of the South Carolina Writers Workshop, Bob has had much experience in giving feedback.  Bob’s quirky, often dark, stories have brought him a fan base of which even he doesn’t understand the full repercussions.
  • JULIE ANN COOK, of Rock Hill, SC, first appeared in moonShine in our second issue 10 years ago.  That’s when we realized prose poetry could translate well to our journal.  Since, she’s had two books of poetry published: Lemonade & Rumors and Love Like Weeds.  In addition, Julie has become a part of our staff as “Web and Facebook Guru”—she volunteers her time whenever/wherever needed to make us look better and “put the word out.”  (What you see on Facebook is ALL her!)

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • LISA ELLIS, of Oakdale, CA, honored us by being our featured photographer in the first issue of moonShine review, and her photography also appeared in our 5-Year Anniversary issue.  Over the years, Lisa has perfected her skills and even provided her services at Anne’s wedding (and others).  Her technical talent is obvious, but Lisa’s biggest gift is her true eye for those unique and special moments.
  • JULIE ANN COOK, of Rock Hill, SC, was a featured photographer in the spring 2005 issue of moonShine.  As well as photography and writing, her talented roles include visual artist and graphic designer.  Her unusual and inspired perspective on photography comes, in large part, from her view on love and family.

We wish to stress that submissions will be absolutely anonymous to the judges, and they will base their choices solely on the merit of each piece.  Please, for prose submissions, remember that the best way to showcase your talent is to format your text as Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced.  The more generic the formatting, the more you can be judged on your content.

Best of Luck to Each and Every One of You!

Anne Kaylor and Beth Ann Cagle
Editors

Lucky July 13th Set As New Deadline! New Guidelines…

As contest entries roll in, we get more and more excited about the
10-year Anniversary Edition of moonShine review.  In fact, we’re feeling SO generous and inspired, we wish to celebrate the upcoming patriotic holiday by EXTENDING the deadline for submissions to “Lucky” July 13th!  (It’s not a Friday and we’re celebrating July 4th for the week and feel it’s unfair not to let you do the same.)

Also, we have received some great questions concerning the contest, so we’ve clarified our guidelines.  PLEASE READ below the refined guidelines for submitting photography and prose.

REVISED PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS:

All entries due by July 13th, 2014.

1.  For the entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to eight photographs to be considered for the cover and/or insides.

2.  For the entry fee of $5.00, you may enter four photographs strictly to be considered for the cover.

3.  For an additional entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to eight photographs to be considered for the inside.

4.  Photos for consideration inside must be a minimum of 300 dpi and 4″ x 6″ in size (vertical photos preferred).

5.  Photos submitted for cover consideration must be at least 300 dpi and 11″ x 8.5 ” in size (landscape ONLY).

6.  Submit high-resolution JPEGs only.

7.  If submitting via postal mail, send photos on a PC-formatted CD/DVD to:

MOONSHINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
c/o Anne Kaylor
401 Stonewater Bay Lane
Mount Holly, NC 28120

8.  If submitting via email, send inquiry FIRST to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com as to best method for file transfer.

9.  Please make checks payable to Anne Hicks (in process of changing name ;-)).

PROSE SUBMISSIONS:

All entries due by July 13th, 2014.

1.  For the entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to two pieces of prose between 2,000 and 2,500 words.

2.  For a separate entry fee of $5.00, you may enter up to four pieces of prose between 500 and 1,500 words.

3.  Include a cover letter with contact information and the titles of the pieces in your email and/or postal mail.

4.  Do NOT put your name anywhere on the piece itself.

5.  DO include the title of the story on every page and number the pages.

6.  Entries should be mailed to the following address:

MOONSHINE PROSE CONTEST
c/o Anne Kaylor
401 Stonewater Bay Lane
Mount Holly, NC 28120

  7.  If emailing entry, please submit to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com.

NOTE: If entering via email, you must still send your payment to the above address before your submission will be considered.  Please include a cover letter with your payment which states all your contact information and the titles of your pieces.

  8.  Please make checks payable to Anne Hicks (in process of changing name ;-))..

Everyone who has submitted thus far has improved this process, so don’t hesitate to ask questions!  Please send any/all inquiries to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com.

Thank You and Good Luck to Each and All!

Anne Kaylor and Beth Ann Cagle
Editors, moonShine review
moonShinereview@carolina.rr.com

Reminder: moonShine review is holding a contest this year!

Hello everyone,

It is great that so many wish to submit to our journal, especially this year, with our 10-year anniversary.  I do wish to remind everyone that we are holding a contest this summer, with entry fees.  In order not to repeat all, please see the last post for all submission guidelines regarding the contest and submitting for 2014 to moonShine review.

I have to ask, at this point, that you please hold ANY and ALL submissions not specifically for the contest until next year (any time after January 1). Between the contest and other submissions, I fear we may lose track of an entry – and even one is not acceptable.

Please know how much we appreciate your submissions and following our guidelines – even the special ones!

With thanks,

Anne (Hicks) Kaylor, Executive Editor and Publisher

P.S.  Did I mention I got married early this month?  It was a fabulous celebration, and now all of us have to get use to my new last name – soon, I won’t be adding the “Hicks” to anything.  ;-)