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Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine

Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine is proud to accept multimedia submissions primarily from young adult creatives who have a connection to North Carolina or South Carolina. Your work does not necessarily have to reflect your connection to the Carolinas. We publish visual art & photography, dance videos, music (videos or audio), poetry (text, video, or audio), and short stories & scripts.

In our selection process, we value submissions that draw meaning from our world and the intricacies of our human experience. We love to see creators test the boundaries of their art form to bring their passions, interpretations, experiences, and messages to life. We seek to uplift voices that have been systematically ignored in our society, and we do not discriminate against race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, etc.

Carolina Muse is proud to have a collaborative editorial process in which multiple exchanges between creator & editor may be needed to get your piece to its highest potential. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that if your work is accepted elsewhere, communication remains transparent & timely.

While we don't charge creators a fee to submit, we encourage you to donate to our tip jar. This helps us pay for our Duosuma platform, our website, our video & layout editing, and the hosting software that supports our digital magazine. Thank you for allowing us to uplift the voices of artists across the Carolinas (and further)!

Disclosure Statement

We reserve the right to edit short stories for grammar, mechanics, and clarity. We also reserve the right to edit video submissions for consistency with the magazine’s style. Creators will not be compensated upon their acceptance. Creators will be credited for their work in a byline and on our website; however, all content, design, and images published within Carolina Muse are © 2020-2024 Carolina Muse Literary & Arts Magazine and can be republished with written consent from both the creator & editor. We claim First Serial Rights to the work. Certain art forms hold exceptions to this. Email [email protected] with any questions regarding specifics for your art form. By submitting your work, you signify that you have read and agree to this statement.

Dance

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Dance video submissions must not exceed five minutes in length, but your submission can be an excerpt from a larger piece. The submitter can be a dancer or choreographer. Videos should be 1080p with adequate lighting & satisfactory audio quality. These videos can be dance films or recorded stagework. We consider all genres of dance. We prefer you to share your work through Google Drive with [email protected] & dance editor [email protected]. Give both emails commenting access to your work.

Music

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Music submissions can be video or audio formats, but we encourage video submissions if possible. Please do not let your content exceed five minutes. Videos should be 1080p with adequate lighting & satisfactory audio quality. We consider all genres of music. We prefer creators to give [email protected] & music editor [email protected] shared access to your work through Google Drive.

Poetry

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We accept a maximum of three poems per submission. Please submit your work as a Google Doc file so we are able to collaborate with you on possible revisions if your piece is accepted. Name this Google Doc file the titles of your pieces. We also consider spoken word poetry as video or audio clips. Give both [email protected] & poetry editor [email protected] emails at least "commenting" access to your work.

Stories

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We will consider up to three story or script submissions per creator per submission period. Each piece should not exceed 7,000 words. Please specify whether your piece is fiction or non-fiction. Your work should be submitted as a Google Doc file so we are able to collaborate with you on any revisions if your piece is accepted. Give [email protected] & stories editor [email protected] "Commenting" access to your work. Only submit your work as a PDF file if it is a script.

Visual Art

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We consider visual artwork in JPG or PNG formats. Please ensure your piece has quality of at least 300 ppi, and please name your file the title of your piece. We consider drawings, paintings, sculpture, digital art, photography, collage, etc.