The Alexander Muse Submission Guidelines



The Alexander Muse teen art and literary magazine will publish its eighth edition in April 2017.  The annual publication is a collaborative effort of Alexander County Schools and Alexander County Library.   


Entries are currently being accepted in photography, poetry, short story prose, and 2D artworks.  Students may submit as many items in as many categories as they wish, but may not place in more than one category.

The contest is open to all 9th - 12th grade students from Alexander County, regardless of public, private, boarding, alternative, or home school status.   

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  Each creative form has honorable mentions as well. 

All poetry, prose and photography must be submitted digitally to thealexandermuse@gmail.com.  In the email, student must give name, address, school, grade, and contact phone number.


Photographic entries should be titled and in a jpeg format.  Short story prose pieces should contain no more than 500 words.  Poetry can be no more than 42 lines including the title.


Artworks should be taken to Robbin Isenhour Stewart's classroom if you are an Alexander Central High School student - or brought by Alexander County Library in Taylorsville to Mel Hager if homeschooled or attend another school. Be sure to have name and contact information attached to the work.

Don't miss an opportunity to be published in high school! The last day to submit items is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and it is free to submit.

Hope to see your work in the 2017 Alexander Muse!

The Alexander Muse Committee

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