***If you are an 8th-12th grade student or teacher, please note that submissions for the Next Generation Creative Writing Contest open on March 1st. Please wait until then to submit; otherwise, your submission won't be considered for the competition.***

University of the Cumberlands’ English Department and its literary journal Pensworth welcomes submissions of original fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from UC undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.

*Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction (up to 20 pages) or 3-5 poems. Pages may be single (poetry) or double spaced (prose); 10-12 point font preferred. Please include your name, contact info, and word count on your document’s first page.

*Upload a .docx, .doc, .pdf, or .rtf file only. Use a common font (such as Times or Arial) and check your file to see that your formatting (italics, tabs, columns, etc.) displays as you wish. Uploaded manuscripts with other file extensions will NOT be read. Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and genre. For example, Smith_fiction.doc for a short story.

The deadline is February 28.

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Submit 3-5 images. Upload a .jpg or .tiff file only.  Images must be at least 300 dpi.  Images that do not meet these guidelines will NOT be accepted.  

Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and artwork's name.  For example, Smith_untitled.jpg for a painting.

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Submit up to 5 poems (Please submit each poem separately--You'll need to click on the form and submit again if you have more than one you'd like us to consider.). Pages should be single spaced; 10-12 point font preferred. Please include your name, contact info, and word count on your document's first page. 

Upload a .docx, .doc, .txt or .rtf file only.  Use a common font (such as Times or Arial) and check your file to see that your formatting (italics, tabs, columns, etc.) displays as you wish. Uploaded manuscripts with other file extensions will NOT be read.

 Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and genre.  For example, Smith_fiction.doc for a short story.

Submit one piece of nonfiction (up to 20 pages). Pages should be double spaced; 10-12 point font is preferred. Please include your name, contact info, and word count on your document's first page. 

Upload a .docx, .doc, or .rtf file only.  Use a common font (such as Times or Arial) and check your file to see that your formatting (italics, tabs, columns, etc.) displays as you wish. Uploaded manuscripts with other file extensions will NOT be read. 

Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and genre.  For example, Smith_fiction.doc for a short story.

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Submit one piece of fiction (up to 20 pages). Pages may double spaced; 10-12 point font preferred. Please include your name, contact info, and word count on your document's first page. 

Upload a .docx, .doc, .pdf, or .rtf file only.  Use a common font (such as Times or Arial) and check your file to see that your formatting (italics, tabs, columns, etc.) displays as you wish. Uploaded manuscripts with other file extensions will NOT be read. 

Editors prefer submitters to name their files by last name and genre.  For example, Smith_fiction.doc for a short story.

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