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University’s Arts Magazine Announces Open Submission Period And Writing Contests

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Spring 2019 | Vol. 12 cover

Lincoln University, PA  Simbaa, Lincoln University’s magazine of the arts, is accepting submissions for its spring 2020 edition. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit for consideration their best poetry, short stories, essays, visual art, and photography.

All submissions can be emailed to The deadline is March 1.

In addition to requesting work, Simbaa and the Department of Languages & Literature are once again sponsoring the Poet Laureate Contest and Guy A. Sims Short Fiction Competition. In 2019, Tadia Nicholson was awarded first prize in the Poet Laureate Contest for her poem “Home,” and Janelle Castellon took first prize in the short story competition for “The Poach,” her sci-fi/adventure tale.

Besides being published in Simbaa, the first-, second-and-third-place poems submitted to the Poet Laureate Contest will receive prize money of $150, $100, and $75, respectively. The first-place winner will also be named Poet Laureate of Lincoln University for 2020.

Stories submitted to the short fiction competition should be original, unpublished, and double-spaced, and in the range of 1,500-2,500 words. First, second and third place prizes of $300, $200, and $100, respectively, will be awarded. Winners and honorable mention short stories will also be published in Simbaa.

The deadline for submissions for both the Poet Laureate Contest and the Guy A. Sims Short Fiction Competition is March 1. Email submissions to, and be sure to indicate the specific contest name in the subject line.

March 1 is also the deadline for submitting essays, visual art, and photography.

During mid-term week, the Simbaa staff—comprised of students enrolled in Professor David Amadio’s Literary Magazine Publishing class—will be distributing flyers and copies of last year’s edition in the SUB, the Wellness, the cafeteria, and the library.

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