Love is in the air! We're looking for a few good scholars to display both eros and erudition in our second Ancient Near Eastern Valentine's contest.
We want no more than three of your original* compositions, in any ancient Near Eastern language (yes, we'll take Greek, too), accompanied by an English translation. Artwork is similarly welcome (please make sure your submissions are workplace friendly). All entries should be sent via e-mail to akerr at eisenbrauns dot com before noon on Wednesday, February 11.
The decisions of the judges will be final and, most likely, extremely arbitrary. Prizes will be Eisenbrauns gift certificates: $75.00 for first place, $50.00 for second, and $25.00 for third place. Winners will be announced on February 13, 2009, and winning entries will be showcased on the Eisenbrauns website. Submitting an entry constitutes permission to reproduce your work.
* We have memorized the entire corpus of Near Eastern poetry, and will be watching for cheating. OK, we haven't — but someone out there will catch you at it if your words are not your own, and that wouldn't be good. So don't.
You can also read the fine print on our official page