2018 Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition

Literature Emitting Diodes has a new opportunity for undergraduate students of any major at the University of Missouri!

In conjunction with the 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, George Caleb Bingham Gallery and LED offer an opportunity to participate in our Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition.

Submitting is simple and secure: just fill out our Google Form. The rules and deadlines are also copied below:

Submit your unpublished works of poetry or prose up to 500 words below. Entries accepted through February 1, 2018.

One work will be chosen for display on a scrolling LED sign outside the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the MU Campus. The winning writer will also receive a publishing award from There There Now to produce a limited edition print publication.


We welcome unpublished poetry and prose submissions of up to 500 words.
Authors must be undergraduate students at the University of Missouri.
You may submit up to three unpublished pieces of poetry or prose. Simultaneous submissions are fine providing you withdraw your piece immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Word counts will be processed in advance of reading. Entries that exceed 500 words will be disqualified and will not be read. The LED display is limited to 500 words.
Because the winning piece will be displayed in a public venue, the writing must be appropriate for a general audience. No gratuitous violence, sex, hate speech or curse words will be accepted.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please submit each piece in a separate field.
Your formatting will not be retained by the LED display. All standard English letters, numerals and punctuation will display.

Submissions will be reviewed by two jurors from the MU English department and Art department, respectively.

In addition to display at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, the winner will receive a publication award from There There Now, a Columbia-based curatorial and publishing project. There There Now will collaborate with the winning writer to create a limited edition print publication and launch it with a reading event. 150 copies will be split evenly among Partial Press, There There Now, and the winning writer.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:59 pm.
The winner will be notified before February 19, 2018.

Please direct any questions to: