The Muse Literary Journal: Call for Submissions

call for submissions

The Muse: A Journal of Creative and Critical Writing of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The Board calls for submissions for its forthcoming publication of The Muse Journal No. 47.

The Journal publishes works from anywhere in the world.


1. Entries MUST be sent in as Microsoft Word attachments in 12-font size, Times New Roman font. Do not include your name in attachment.

2. Entries MUST be the original work of the author and must not have been published elsewhere.

3. Entries are to be restricted to the following genres and specifications:

Critical Essays/Research Papers on Language or Literature MUST not exceed 3500 words. Submit a single entry.

Literary Review Papers MUST be of a book not published earlier than 2017 and MUST not exceed 2000 words. Submit a single entry.

Plays MUST not exceed 2500 words. Submit a single entry.

Short stories should be between 1500-3500 words. Submit a single entry.

Flash Fiction must not exceed 500 words.

Poetry, submit a maximum of three poems of not more than 30 lines each.

Pidgin Poetry, submit a maximum three poems of not more than 30 lines each.

Art works should be scanned and sent as a Microsoft word.

Hybrids are accepted too. Should not exceed 2000 words. Submit a single entry.

4. Subject of the email should be in this format:  Submission for the Muse 47: Genre: Title of the work.

5. Include a bio of not more than 100 words in a different attachment.

6. Send your entries to the email: [email protected]

Originality is of the essence. We also encourage reviews and criticisms on works of writer-graduates of the department for this edition.

SUBMISSION starts 12:00 am, 10th June, 2019.
DEADLINE is 11:59 pm, 1st August, 2019.

Only STUDENT contributors are eligible to enter for and win prizes in the genres. Writers are encouraged to write works based on contemporary issues. Student contributors are eligible to win prizes available in genres such as:

Mr. Emeka Anuforo prize for Overall Literary Artist

Fr. Prof Akwanya’s prize for Critical Writing

Fr. Chigbu’s prize for Literary Review

Mr. Eriata Oribhabor’s prize for Pidgin Poetry

Mr. Ejesu’s prize for Drama and others.

Okpo, Romanus
(Editor, 08069490149)

Lake Adedamola is a poet, writer, and editor with Nantygreens, who's worked with several other literary blogs including Brittle Paper. He has, since 2018, served in various capacities on the Lagos International Poetry Festival, LIPFest, team.

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