multigenre literary contest: The LIT
- MUSE Literary Competition
Sponsored by The LIT
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 30, 2008
In keeping with the annual tradition of The Best of Ohio Writer, MUSE
announces its first annual literary competition. Winning entries will
be published in the January 2009 issue of MUSE: A Quarterly Journal of
We are asking for submissions in the following categories:
-Short Fiction: Submissions may not exceed 5,000 words
-Poetry: Maximum of three (3) poems per submission
-Creative Nonfiction*: Submissions may not exceed 3,000 words
Award: A first place only cash prize of $500 will be awarded in each
category, along with publication in the January 2009 issue of MUSE and
a complimentary one-year subscription.
Entry Fee: $25 per category; each additional entry within a category,
add $5. Please do not submit more than three entries per category. For
Poetry only, 3 poems = 1 entry.
Guidelines: Attach an Entry Form with each submission. Do not include
author’s name on manuscripts. Submit entries on 8.5 x 11 paper only,
include title of the piece on each page, and please number each page.
Manuscripts will not be returned. Please include SASE for the list of
Questions? Call 216.694.0000 or email info(at)the-lit.org (replace (at) with @)
*Factually accurate prose about real people and events, written in a
compelling, vivid manner, and may include essay, memoir, or articles.
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