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Submission Guidelines

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We invite submissions from any student enrolled in an AN class during the ’14—’15 academic year (consisting of the Fall 2014 semester and Spring 2015 semester).

To be considered, all submissions must conform to the following submission guidelines:

bullet Categories for Submission and for Best in Publication Contest Prizes

Work in the following categories will be considered:
A. Poetry
B. Fiction
C. Creative Non-Fiction
D. Drama
E. ESL Prose or Poetry (for students currently enrolled in an ESL class)
F. Poetry and nonfiction in any of the foreign languages taught at NOVA
G. Artwork (includes drawing, painting, design, computer design, photography and high quality photographs of ceramics and sculpture)

bullet Deadlines

All literary and art submissions must be received in the proper format by February 26, 2015.

bullet Length Requirements

  • Poetry: Up to 2 pages in length (a maximum of 40 lines per page including stanza breaks)—individual lines of poetry must not exceed 85 characters across the page
  • Fiction: Stories up to 1500 words
  • Creative Non‐Fiction: Up to 1500 words

bullet Format Guidelines

  • All literary entries must be submitted as Word documents, single‐spaced, in 12 point font (Arial or Times New Roman preferred).
  • All entries—including artwork entries—must have a unique title attached to the work. Titles for literary entries will appear on the first page of the work. (The editors may reposition the title in publication.) Titles for artwork entries should be placed on the back and on the separate cover sheet.
  • Artwork will be accepted in color or black and white. Please note that artwork should not be submitted electronically. Instead, the original, unframed 2‐D work or high quality photo of the 3‐D work MUST be
    submitted to Guilio Porta (Mailbox: CM 342; email:

bullet Cover Page

A cover page for each submission, including artwork, is required. The following information must be included on the cover page:

  • Authorís or artistís complete name
  • Contact information
    1. Address
    2. Home, cell and work phone numbers
    3. NVCC email address and a secondary email address
    4. NOVA Emplid #
  • Title of piece
  • Submission category

bullet Electronic Submission

You may submit literary works as attachments to the Calliope email address:

  • Submit your cover page as a separate attachment to the same email.
  • Submit one work and one cover page per email.
  • Please submit using your NVCC email address.

bulletImportant Notice

Selected submissions may appear in the Calliope publication, on the Calliope website, and in additional media as well.

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Last Updated 03/27/2015