Open University International Online Press ~ Publishing Company has established "The Quarterly Publishing Contest" as an expression of interest in honoring and celebrating literary-scientific-artistic and research excellence. This "Scientific, Business and Fine Arts" awards competition is open to all. You need not be a student at Open University International Online to enter your work.
At Open University International Online Press, our philosophy and mission is simple: to provide a forum for the promotion and exposure of quality publications or any other form of expression. Our roster of creations, which we will publish, is virtually ALL-INCLUSIVE. Our criteria includes but is not limited to: scientific writings, research papers, computer programs, Web design, Literary creations, both fiction and non fiction (poetry- short stories -songs - music), expressions, functions and plans from the world of business, other art works, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and audio/video/film creations.
In short, any original work that entertains, stimulates discussion, imagination, edifies the reader, or enlightens anyone who reads or views it will be permitted entry in the competition and given very careful consideration. As regards suitability of projects for submission, our "rule of thumb" is "Any project which in some way contributes to the sum total of human knowledge", is acceptable.
Open University International Online Press was founded on the idea that most "big" Corporate and University publishing houses have lost sight of their original purpose: to produce or introduce great, entertaining and or instructive works while giving exposure to writers/researchers/artists/scientists who have something to say. Instead, these companies concentrate their efforts on large profit margins and handle only those authors/creators with the best commercial demographics. In other words, they are governed by the "almighty dollar."
If you're in a College or University settings you know how it goes: "Publish or you're out! We'll find someone who will." In the private sector (corporate-profit-motive-America), if you didn't have a bestseller last year, they won't even look at you today. Which leaves us to ponder in dismay, how many writing or inventive geniuses have been cast aside, their aspirations squelched, because they didn't have the right agent, or didn't know the brother of a friend who married the daughter of a publisher. Perhaps they did not know how to pull the right strings or push the right "power buttons" or were not given the encouragement to continue pursuing their talents.
Our goal is simple and uncomplicated. Our intent is to provide an increased range of options for the individual's success. We would like to see deserving individuals receive the recognition and notoriety to which they are entitled. We at Open University International Online Press realize there is an enormous wealth of talent in the "Private" as well as "Academic-Literary-Research" sectors in the world today. For each person who "makes it" there are literally thousands of other authors-creators who pour their souls into each project and create fantastic works of science, business and art, yet generally go unnoticed all of their lives.
It is our intention to change the inequity of this situation through the establishment of what we call "The Quarterly Publishing Contest."
Individuals will submit their works; we will evaluate them on a quarterly basis and select a "winner" whose work will represent that category for a 3-month period. Each winning work will be published on our web-site. A continually updated searchable archive of all winning works will be kept in perpetuity on line providing you with a prestigious location for the display and/or downloading of your work.
Publication of winning projects is free. You may elect to have your whole work available to view or download or you may decide to just list the title and a link to it, and/or your personal website. In any case, we will also give the winners the option to have their photo and/or brief autobiography posted alongside their published work. You may also feel free to use this display forum, excuse us for sounding crass, as a type of "shameless promotion" tool as well. (I.e. put a link in your Bio to your work or business publicize your favorite charity or cause, you name it, we are reasonable folks) We do however reserve the right to place whatever limits upon such "commerce" and other practices, as we deem responsible and necessary.
One Time Evaluation Fee a non-refundable processing fee of $50.00 must accompany each submission to the publishing contest. If you win your category, GREAT! If you do not win during the current quarterly publishing awards competition, you may resubmit your work again for the next quarter's competition. This may be done indefinitely. You never pay another evaluation fee for the same work; however, to reenter the same work at a different time a separate $10.00 re-submission fee is charged.
Note: Please send copies, or duplicate originals or your materials. Unless special arrangements have been made in advance, no entrance materials will be returned to the submitter.
Important: All works submitted by any individual or groups of individuals would remain the sole property of that individual or group of individuals. "Submitting Entity(s)" shall retain FULL LEGAL rights to their work.
"Open University International Online" and "Open University International Online Press" shall be herein known as Open University International Online’ Inc.
Open University International Online’ provides this Awards Competition as a service. The Open University International Online’ does not control, monitor or guarantee the information contained in these sites or information contained in links to other external web sites, does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Information and policies on official University web sites is subject to change without prior notice.
The contents of all pages published by Open University International Online’ as submitted by entrants are solely the responsibility of the page authors. Statements made and opinions expressed on pages are strictly those of the authors and not Open University International Online’ Inc.
Neither the Open University International Online’ Inc, officers, directors or employees shall be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to this agreement or including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangible damages, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
All submissions must comply with the Conditions of applicable laws, including those prohibiting copyright and trademark infringement and applicable status of any country, area, or territory or of its authorities.
The responsibility for opinions expressed in any submission and other contributions rests solely with their authors, and publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Open University International Online’ Inc. Freedom of Expression Policy, Open University International Online’ respects the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, including academic freedom of artists and scholars. Therefore, Open University International Online’ does not restrict the contents beyond the restrictions inherent in complying with the law. These individual submissions represent the work of the individual artists, scholars, and authors who created them and not Open University International Online’.
The Open University International Online’ makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the submissions document, or any part thereof, including any warrantees of title, non-infringement of copyright or patent rights of others, merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose. Open University International Online’ shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the services. In no event shall the Open University International Online’ Inc. be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on our site or through any such other related and or linked site or resource.
The Open University International Online’ does not control, monitor or guarantee the information contained in its sites as a result of the awards competition or information contained in links to other external web sites. The responsibility for opinions expressed in any submission and other contributions rest solely with their authors, and publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Open University International Online’.
(Open University International Online suggests that for your additional protection any work submitted be copyrighted or patented. This is of course optional and may not be relevant to you or your situation.)
Apply on line, via email, snail mail, telephone. Your evaluation fee must be remitted before or at time of submission of your work. Evaluation fee may be submitted via credit card payment over our website (see below), via bank wire transfer (call for details), snail mail via check or money order, or by telephone with credit card.