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SIMBAA Literary Magazine announces open submission period, annual contests


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA - Simbaa, Lincoln University’s Magazine of the Arts, is now accepting submissions for its spring 2022 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 e-mailed to The deadline is Sunday, March 20th.

In addition, Simbaa, along with the Department of Languages and Literature, is again sponsoring the Poet Laureate Contest and Guy A. Sims Short Fiction Competition.

The top three poems submitted to the Poet Laureate Contest will be published in Simbaa, and the first-place poet will be declared Poet Laureate of Lincoln University for 2022. The prizes are as follows: First Place, $150; Second Place, $100; Third Place, $75.

Stories submitted to the Short Fiction Competition should be original, unpublished, double-spaced, and in the range of 1500-2500 words. Each story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the author’s name, student number, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, title of piece, and word count. The prizes: First Place, $300; Second Place, $200; Third Place, $100. The winners will also be published in Simbaa.

The deadline for both contests is Sunday, March 20th. E-mail submissions to, and be sure to indicate in the subject line which contest you’re entering.

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