MSU’s Literary and Visual Arts Journal, Inscape, Calls for Submissions


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

Competitions are held for the best cover design, visual art and writing for the inside of the publication. The deadline for submitting work is January 21, 2022.

Prizes are offered in both visual art contests, with a top prize of $100 for the selected cover design. A prize of $100 will be awarded for the best artwork submitted for the publication’s interior 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 arts competitions.

Students may submit poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction for inclusion within the publication. Prizes of $100 for first place will be awarded in the poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction categories. You must be an MSU student to receive a literary award, 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 story, non-fiction and creative essays to photography, printmaking, painting, design, drawing, illustration, digital art, mixed media, pottery and sculpture.

Publication is coordinated by the Art and Design and English departments. For more information and the full list of competition guidelines, visit

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

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