Call for Essays: As Seen On [ ]
The Fourth Annual Urban Omnibus Writing Competition
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT
This competition is now closed.
The winning and runner-up essays, listed below, are now published on Urban Omnibus.
“The Wandering Women,” by Maya Sorabjee
“As Seen On The 6 Train To Heaven,” by Rishe Groner
Abraham Burickson, Artistic Director, Odyssey Works; co-author of the forthcoming Six Proposals for a More Beautiful World
Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League of New York
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, geographer and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU; author of the forthcoming Island People and co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
Jonathan Tarleton, Senior Editor, Urban Omnibus
Call for Essays
The fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition invites writers to explore the changing relationship between performance, audience, and the physical city through narrative, theory, history, or humor.
Cities, to many, are synonymous with performance. While landmark theaters loom large as civic architectures, the greatest concentration of performers and their work has long taken place in the public realm. Whether formal or informal, intended or unintended, a conscious or unconscious exercise in free speech and assembly, the public performance — and the relationship between spaces, performers, and spectators — is increasingly in flux. UO wants your perspective on it.
The jury will select one first-prize essay, whose author will receive an award of $1,000. Up to two second place winners will receive prizes of $250 each. Winning submissions will be published on Urban Omnibus and in a printed booklet. The booklet will be sold at Greenlight Bookstore, and winners will be invited to read their submissions at an event at the bookstore in January.
The League and Urban Omnibus are grateful to the following partners for their support of As Seen On [ ]: