DALLAS, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ageless Authors, the first publishing project exclusively for writers and artists age 65 and older, is now accepting submissions for their first nationwide writing and art contest through August 15, 2016.
Older writers and artists can submit short stories, essays, poetry, line drawings and cartoons for judging at www.agelessauthors.com. Each submission requires an entry fee of $15. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category; $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.
Experienced judges from across the nation will judge the entries. The first Ageless Authors anthology, with all the winning entries, will be released this fall. Winning writers and artists will receive free copies of the book. Additional copies will be available on the website, at Amazon.com and from other booksellers.
"We want to showcase the talent of older writers and artists," says Dallas novelist and poet Ginnie Siena Bivona, one of the founders of Ageless Authors. "Now we are free to enjoy our creativity and a life full of the experiences that make good writing possible."
Ms. Bivona, 84, started writing when she was in her early 50s. She has written a novel adapted into a Hallmark TV movie, four other books, and the script for a TV series. She offers publishing services to writers of all ages, helping them publish their life story, as well as other works. Her most prolific client is 91 years old.
Co-founder Larry Upshaw, 68, is a Dallas-based writer and marketing executive who has published a dozen books in law, medicine and business. He has also written for many national and regional publications.
"Many of the people I grew up with wanted to become musicians, writers and artists, but their parents insisted that they make a living," Upshaw says. "Now at retirement they are returning to what gave them pleasure. There is a lot of talent out there among the Baby Boomers and The Greatest Generation."
Bivona and Upshaw created Ageless Authors to celebrate that talent, and for the delight of seeing gifted seniors' work printed in an Ageless Authors anthology. For more information, email [email protected] or call Ginnie Bivona at 972 671-0002 or Larry Upshaw at 214 405-5093.