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MSU’s Inscape magazine seeks artist submissions

Morehead State University students that have something to express with their words or with a work of art have always had an annual outlet through Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal. The publication is currently seeking submissions for its annual issue set to publish in 2019.

Inscape is currently accepting submissions in three categories. Competitions are being held for best cover design, visual art and writing for the interior of the publication. The deadline to submit for the cover design and visual art portion of the competition is Friday, Nov. 30. The deadline for the literary portion of the journal is Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

Prizes are being offered for both visual art competitions. A first-place prize of $100 will be awarded for the selected cover design. A $100 award also will be given for the best artwork submitted for the interior of the publication, in addition to second, third and honorable mention prizes of $75, $50 and $25, respectively. You must be an MSU student to enter the visual art competitions. 

Students may submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or drama for inclusion in the interior of the publication. Prizes of $50 for first place will be awarded in the poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction categories. You must be an MSU student to be awarded a literary prize, but submissions for inclusion in the magazine are also open to non-students.

Inscape is an annual MSU publication with a long history of cutting-edge visual and literary art. Media and genres of work range from prose, poetry, short story, long narrative, nonfiction and creative essays to photography, printmaking, painting, design, drawing, illustration, digital art, mixed-media, pottery and sculpture.

The publication is coordinated by the Department of Art & Design and the Department of English. Additional information and the complete list of guidelines on the competitions are available online at

For more information on MSU’s Department of Art & Design, call 606-783-2766 or visit To learn about MSU’s Department of English, call 606-783-9448 or go to