New LED Contest with the Columbia Daily Tribune

We have officially launched our newest writing competition, run by the Columbia Daily Tribune. You can read the details here on the LED website, and easily enter your submission.

You can also visit the competition on the Tribune website.

Details are in the links above, but here are the basics:
We are accepting submissions until through June 30, 2017. The chosen piece will be displayed in downtown Columbia, and the winning writer will receive a cash prize.

You can even submit right here, right now!

We are so grateful for the support of the Columbia Daily Tribune and the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs, without whom we could not have offered this exciting new opportunity for Mid-Missouri writers.

LED at the Unbound Book Festival

The 2017 Unbound Book Festival is coming right up, and we are excited to be participating! Events begin Friday, April 21, with “An Evening with Salman Rushdie” at Jesse Auditorium. We’ll be announcing our exact location soon, but definitely look for our LED display at Jesse Hall that evening.

The festival proper runs all day Saturday (April 22), and we’ll be set up in the Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College. There’s a full schedule of book signings and other events, so come find us in the fray. We will be selling copies of the LED Anthology and handing out information about an exciting new LED writing competition! Check back soon for details about submissions, prizes, and more.

But wait! We haven’t announced the most important part yet – the writer! Brand new work by Columbia author Jennifer Maritza McCauley will be gracing our LED display. We are honored and extremely exciting to be bringing her work to this year’s festival! Don’t leave on Saturday without reading her contribution!

We are also deeply grateful for the Columbia Daily Tribune, who made this happen. The Tribune introduced Literature Emitting Diodes to the folks at the Unbound Book Festival, and has worked tirelessly on the logistics of our participation.

The Tribune is also co-sponsoring and facilitating our new competition (more about that soon!)