MUSE Literary Competition

6 October 2008

Sponsored by The LIT

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: extended to October 15, 2008. Visit

for more details and entry form.

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 The LIT.

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 winners.

Questions? Call 216.694.0000 or email

*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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