Want to add your voice to the arts community of the Carolinas? Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine is proud to accept submissions from creatives aged 18-30 who have a connection to North Carolina or South Carolina. Your work does not necessarily have to reflect your connection to the Carolinas. In our selection process, we value creative expression that draws meaning from our world and the intricacies of our human experience. We also seek to uplift voices that have been systematically ignored in our society.
YEARLY OPEN SUBMISSION WINDOWS
Submit your creative work to email@example.com by midnight on May 31st, 2022 to be considered for our upcoming edition. The subject line of your email should read:
[Art Form] - "[Title]" by [Your Name]
EX. Dance - "Magnolia Muse" by Madison Foster
Find your art form below to review specific submission requirements:
All poetry submissions must be submitted as Google Doc files. Ensure that your document is accessible to firstname.lastname@example.org AND our poetry editor, email@example.com. Please only include a maximum of 3 poems in your document.
All short story/script submissions must be submitted as Google Doc files. Ensure that your document is accessible to firstname.lastname@example.org AND our short story editor, email@example.com. Stories can be fiction or creative nonfiction, but please distinguish in your email which of the two your piece is. Documents must be free of mechanical and grammatical errors. Please do not exceed 4000 words.
We accept all forms of art, including but not limited to paintings, mixed media, ceramics, etc. Art and photography submissions must be of high quality, preferably with an image resolution of at least 300 ppi. Images of art pieces need adequate and even lighting to be considered. Submit a maximum of three pieces for consideration. Please submit your art in either PNG or JPEG file formats named by the title of your piece. All accepted visual art pieces will be considered for our cover "collage" in addition to their placement within our magazine. We will notify the two selected artists to get their approval prior to collaging their work.
We accept live-style videos of original pieces or uncopyrighted pieces (the classics) as a video file shared with both firstname.lastname@example.org AND our music editor, email@example.com on Google Drive. Music videos must run no longer than 3 minutes. Videos must have a quality of at least 1020p. We also accept sound bytes as MP3 files if video is not accessible to you. Please ensure your video is unfiltered and has no overlaying text.
Dance videos featuring original choreography must run no longer than 3 minutes. Videos must have a quality of at least 1020p. Please ensure your video is unfiltered and has no overlaying text. Submit your video as a video file shared with firstname.lastname@example.org on Google Drive.
SPOKEN WORD/SCENE READINGS
We accept spoken word poetry or brief scene readings as a video file shared with email@example.com on Google Drive. Spoken word videos must run no longer than 3 minutes. Videos must have a quality of at least 1020p. We also accept sound bytes as MP3 files if video is not accessible to you. Please ensure your video is unfiltered and has no overlaying text.
Once you submit your work, one of our editors will be in contact with you in the following weeks regarding your submissions' status and possible next steps. Carolina Muse is proud to say that we have an editorial process in which multiple exchanges between creator and editor may be needed to perfect your piece to its fullest potential.
We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that if your work is accepted elsewhere, communication remains transparent and timely.*
We reserve the right to edit short stories for grammar, mechanics, and clarity. We also reserve the right to edit video submissions for consistency with the magazine’s style. Creators will not be compensated upon their acceptance. *Creators will be credited for their work in a byline and on our website; however, all content, design, and images published within Carolina Muse are © 2022 Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine and cannot be republished without written consent from both the creator and editor. We claim First Serial Rights to the work. Certain art forms hold exceptions to this. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding specifics for your art form. By submitting your work, you signify that you have read and agree to this statement.