SIMBAA literary magazine announces open submission period, annual contests

SIMBAA literary magazine announces open submission period, annual contests

SIMBAA Student Staff
The Simbaa staff. From left: Shamarri Moss, Isis Triplett, Taylor Richardson, Raja Rothwell, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Jayda Frazier. Not featured: Zanaya Bryant, Amari Rooney, Amaris Marks, and Chanell McClain.

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA—Simbaa, Lincoln University’s Magazine of the Arts, is now accepting submissions for its spring 2023 edition. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit for consideration their best poetry, short stories, essays, visual art, and photography. The staff is also looking for small business owners on campus who would like to be spotlighted in Simbaa.

All submissions can be e-mailed to The deadline is Friday, March 10th.

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 2023. 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Stories submitted to the Short Fiction Competition should be original, unpublished, double-spaced, and in the range of 1500-2500 words.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 Friday, March 10th. E-mail submissions to, and be sure to indicate in the subject line which contest you’re entering.


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