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Submission Guidelines

1. Both current students and alumni of  LCC International University are eligible to submit their works.

2. All works, except translations, must be original. No intellectual, conceptual, or literal plagiarism.
3. All works must be in English. They may include parts in other languages with translations.
4. Students may submit in total up to five (5) original pieces in one or several categories. 5. Writing works should be submitted as Word documents, double-spaced in 12-point,

    Times New Roman, left justified, no space between paragraphs.
6. Non-standard format is allowed as a representation of the creative part, but make sure

    to consult with the category’s editor first.
7. When submitting the works, each file should be named as your first and your last name

    and the title or the shortened title of the piece (e.g., “Minerva         


Category Guidelines

Click the links below to read the category - specific guidelines and submit your work


Poetry & Fiction

  1. Fiction can be up to 3,000 words; poetry and song lyrics can be up to two (2) pages typed.

  2. We are looking for:


      Sudden fiction.

      Poetry, fiction of any genre, and song lyrics.
    • Meaningful narratives with developed themes and characters.

    • Complete pieces of writing (no parts of bigger works are accepted).

Creative Non - Fiction

  1. Creative nonfiction can be up to 3,000 words.

  2. We are looking for:

    • Memoirs and personal essays.

    • A thoughtful, compelling narrative that includes scenes, dialogue, and developed


    • A distinctive personal voice.

    • The use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, symbols, setting, and vivid imagery.


Art & Photography

  1. Works can be submitted in jpg, png, or pdf formats.

  2. We are looking for:

    • Drawings/paintings, illustrations, photographs, photos of hand craft, etc.

    • Thought-provoking and meaningful pieces of art.

Creative Research

  1. Creative research can be up to 3,000 words.

  2. Citations and references should be provided in APA7 style format.

  3. We are looking for:

    • Student-conducted interviews of artists, authors, thought leaders.

    • A socially meaningful, informational, or thought-provoking message with real-life


    • Well-researched argumentation supported by credible sources and rhetoric.

    • Implementation of creative elements (i.e., story, dialogue, illustration, creative

      representation of statistics, etc.)

  4. Theoretical and practical research papers.

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English translations of poetry, stories, articles, essays or books that never were translated to English before. Translator may add a short explanation as to why he or she chose the work to translate.

Important to follow copyright "Fair Use" guidelines:

  • Poems can be up to 250 words of original language text.

  • Articles, stories, essays up to 2500 words of original language text.

  • Books up to 10% or 1000 words.

Longer translations may be used with permission of author. But not longer than 3000 words.

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