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MSU’s literary and visual art journal Inscape issues call for submissions

Inscape, Morehead State University’s juried literary and visual art journal, is now accepting submissions in three categories for its 2022 edition.   

Competitions are being held for best cover design and visual art and writing for the interior of the publication. The deadline to submit work is Jan. 21, 2022.  

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

Students may submit poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction for inclusion in the interior of the publication. Prizes of $100 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 Departments of Art & Design and English. For additional information and the complete list of guidelines on the competitions, visit  

To explore MSU’s Department of Art and Design programs, visit, email or call 606-783-2766.  

To learn more about programs in the Department of English, visit, email or call 606-783-9448.