The MTSU Writing Center's literary magazine Off Center is accepting submissions (by email) of up to five poems and up to 20 pages of prose. This call is open to the entire MTSU community (students, faculty, alumni). The submission window is October 16 through November 16.
Tennessee True Stories Essay Contest sponsored by Chapter 16. Welcome! We look forward to reading your essay. Here are the contest rules: (1) The contest is open to all Tennessee writers age 16 and older who don’t have a traditionally published book; (2) The essay must be your own original work, and it cannot be previously published in any way; (3) The essay should be narrative in nature — no opinion pieces, self-help, or literary criticism. The story must be true; (4) The length should be under 1500 words. All submissions will be considered for possible publication at Chapter 16. The first-place winner will receive $250 and publication on the site. The second- and third-place winners will be awarded $125 and $75, respectively, and their essays will be published, as well. All the winners will also be paid $100, Chapter 16‘s standard rate for essays. The writers retain all rights. Prize winners agree to allow Chapter 16 to publish their essays and keep them on the website indefinitely. The judge is Mary Laura Philpott. Deadline: November 15, 2019.