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Submission Guidelines




Submissions for The Muse are now open until March 1st for our prize-winning contest and publication.

Cash Prizes and special publication will be awarded to Undergraduates in each category:

 $50 for first place, and $20 for second place.


Submit all written pieces in one .doc or PDF file attachment to the link provided in the submissions tab above. Please do not include your name in the file document, but do include a header which designates your status as: student, alumni, faculty or staff. Along with your attached material and in the body of your email, please include your name, and school email address. Remember: we accept work from all students currently enrolled in Schreiner University, alumni, faculty and staff, but only currently enrolled undergraduates can submit for our annual contest. All pieces are reviewed and selected anonymously for our online publication, and all work submitted by currently enrolled undergraduates of Schreiner  will be considered for our Prizes.  Professional writers and visual artists will judge our contest submissions, and the prize winning works will be published in a limited, bound edition of The Muse.



We consider all styles and forms, experimentations, and imitations (please include the imitated author's name). Please limit your submission to 5 poems or 1000 words.



We consider all styles and are open to experimental forms. Creative non-fiction prose includes the personal essay, narrative, travel piece, and profile. Please limit the length of your submission to 1500 words.



Your fiction can be in the form of short story, flash fiction(s), experimental fiction, prose poem(s). Please limit the length of your submission to 1500 words.



Your short drama can be in the form of a one-act play, a monologue, a scene, or a short film script. Please limit the length of your submission to 1500 words.


Visual Art & Photography

Send up to 5 pieces in .jpg or .jpgs format. Visual art may include uploaded versions of photographs, sketches, paintings, or comics. Prize winning art will be featured on the cover of the bound publication and the home page of our website.


The Contest

Our student editors and faculty advisor will choose 4-5 pieces from among the contest submissions published online and in each category, and these works will be reviewed by our professional judges. The first and second place works will receive cash prizes and will be published in a bound, limited edition of The Muse.



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