Call for works

CEPA Gallery is seeking submissions for the “Visions of Greater Buffalo” exhibition. In a challenge this year, submissions are restricted to iPhone/smartphone photographs. Only one submission per person. Photos must by .jpg digital format and at least 1,000 pixels wide or tall, and the file size may not be more than 5 megabytes. Email submissions with your name and contact information to The deadline is next Friday. For more information, call 856-2717 or visit
Chautauqua Institution is seeking submissions for the Chautauqua Prize, its annual literary prize for a work of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction. Eligible books must have been published in English in the United States within 2012. Nominations will be accepted from publishers, agents, authors and readers. The deadline for nomination is Dec. 31. For more information on eligibility and submission requirements, visit


The Alden Christian Theatre Society will hold auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life!” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the theater (1470 Church St., Alden). A memorized monologue of about one minute should be prepared. Crew members are also needed for the production.
For more information, call 937-7881.

– Evonne Austin

Send submissions to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240 or email