Want to add your voice to the arts community of the Carolinas? Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine is proud to accept submissions from young adult creatives 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.


October 1st - December 14th

February 1st - April 12th

June 1st - August 16th


Submit your creative work to by midnight on December 14th, 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 AND our poetry editor, Please only include a maximum of 3 poems in your document. We also consider spoken word poetry videos that do not exceed 4 minutes and have video quality of at least 1020p.



All short story/script submissions must be submitted as Google Doc files. Ensure that your document is accessible to AND our short story editor, 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 visual art, including but not limited to paintings, mixed media, ceramics, photography, etc. Ensure that your file is accessible to Art & photography submissions must be high quality, with an image resolution of at least 300 ppi. Images of art pieces must also be taken head-on to avoid distortion and must have adequate & even lighting. Submit a maximum of three pieces for consideration. Please submit your art in either PNG or JPEG file formats, with each file named as its title. 



We accept videos & audio clips of either original work or work in the public domain. Your submission's file must be shared with AND in Google Drive. Music videos must run no longer than 4 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. 



Dance videos featuring original choreography must run no longer than 4 minutes. Videos must have a quality of at least 1020p. Submit your video as a video file shared with AND on Google Drive. 


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 have a collaborative editorial process in which multiple exchanges between creator & editor may be needed to get your piece to its highest 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 with any questions regarding specifics for your art form. By submitting your work, you signify that you have read and agree to this statement.