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Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression


Click “Submit Online” above and select the applicable category for your creative work. You will then be prompted to create an account – please follow the prompts.

Collage accepts submissions of original poetry, short stories, short plays, song lyrics, nonfiction, art, photography, design, music, and videos year-round. All creative work must be submitted online at or at the Collage office. 

Paper submission forms are not necessary for submissions made online.

Submissions made to the Collage office must be made between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Please address submission concerns by emailing or calling the Collage adviser at (615) 898-5759.

Spring 2024 submission deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024. Fall entries will open this summer.

Submissions are accepted from MTSU Students and recent Alumni. 

Submissions are limited to four pieces for each major genre (visual, literature, video, and audio). 

Prose word limit: 2,000 words
Poetry word limit: 300 words
Visual image required resolution: 300 ppi, 5in. x 7in.