Cygnet accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction,
sequential art, translations, and art submissions from
Clayton State University students each year between
Apr. 15 and Nov. 30; meaning this year’s deadline is Nov. 30.
All submissions will be entered to the Cygnet Student
Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction,
unless otherwise specified by the author. The authors
of the winning pieces will be invited to read at the
Cygnet launching party in April and will receive a
Submit each piece (12pt, Times New Roman, single spaced) to
email@example.com with the heading SUBMISSION TO CYGNET
2014 (add the genre here - POETRY / FICTION / CREATIVE NONFICTION
/ SEQUENTIAL ART / DRAMA / TRANSLATION).
POETRY: Submit up to three poems (maximum five pages - start a
new page for each poem).
FICTION: Submit one flash fiction piece or one short short-story
(maximum 3000 words).
CREATIVE NONFICTION: Submit one short literary essay (maximum
SEQUENTIAL ART: Submit one piece (maximum five pages).
DRAMA: Submit a scene from a play (maximum six pages).
TRANSLATION: Submit one poem, flash fiction piece, or one
piece of sequential art translated in English from your own work
written originally in a foreign language (maximum 2 pages).
Students may submit one piece in each genre. Submitting a
particular piece to Cygnet does not preclude students to submit
the same piece to the Stanley Cyrus Awards in Creative Writing.
For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Byrd at
Contact Alan Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org