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Call For Submissions 

The Muse Writers Center is partnering with the Norfolk Academy to produce an anthology of teen writing. We hope to highlight creative work by Hampton Roads teens that was produced during the pandemic, though the subject matter of submissions does not have to concern our changed world directly.

The literary journal will be published in the Spring of 2021. The deadline to submit is April 1st.


The work must be:

  1. By you
  2. Unpublished
  3. Produced during the pandemic

We are accepting multi-genre work: poetry, short fiction, screenplays, songs, etc. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words.


What do I write about?

Whatever you wish! Your submission can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be directly about COVID-19 or can be about something totally other. The only important criteria is that your work was produced during this time.

Please email Muse Youth Coordinator Remy Smidt at with any questions. I am happy to help.

All of us are excited to review your work. Also, while you're here, consider taking a class with us.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Find your best unpublished short fiction or poetry and submit above. You can submit more than one piece. Please put your name and the title of the piece on a cover page.