Since 2001, this contest has encouraged artists to write on music-related topics and come forward with music-related poems, short stories, essays, and song lyrics they have written which might have otherwise gone unnoticed. The winning entries are published in a bi-annual anthology, "The Art of Music – A Collection of Writings". Portions of the proceeds from the anthology are donated to Breast Cancer Research. Submission deadline: June 30.
More info: http://www.pianopress.com/artofmusic.htm.