Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is now taking submissions for the 2020 edition of the college literary journal Illumination. For the first time, students may submit artwork to be included in the journal.

The journal is transitioning away from the contest format it has had in the past to a more sophisticated format similar to those found at universities. With a new vision, page design, and editorial board, plans are underway to elevate the publication to new literary heights. A launch party will be held in fall 2020 to introduce the new journal.

Both art and literary submissions should be made in one of six categories – Personal Essay/Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, Short Fiction, Comic Strip, Poetry, and Artwork. Multiple submissions can be made.

Your work could be included in the first issue of the newly designed MGCCC Literary Journal, so submit your work early. Student submissions are considered for publication by the journal’s editorial board.

The editorial board comprises Language Arts faculty from each of the college campuses. Board members include Jason Stuart, editor in chief; Robin Lyons and Dr. Gaye Winter, Perkinston Campus; Jennifer Moffett and Dr. Jordan Sanderson, Jackson County Campus; and Susan Bosarge and Dr. Tammy Townsend, Jefferson Davis Campus.

The submission deadline for the 2020 edition is May 1, 2020.

For more information about submission requirements visit Illumination Submission Guidelines.

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