And the Winner is… Rebecca Pelky!

We wish to extend a hearty congratulations to Rebecca Pelky!
Rebecca is the winner of the Columbia Daily Tribune’s LED Writing Competition!

R-PelkyRebecca Pelky is a Ridgel Fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she studies poetry and Native American Literature. She has earned an MFA in creative writing and a BS in Zoology from Northern Michigan University, as well as a BA in English from Indiana University. Her poetry and nonfiction can be found in Booth, River Styx, Dunes Review, and The Chattahoochee Review, among other journals.

Rebecca’s poem, Midland, will be displayed 24/7 on our scrolling LED sign at Makes Scents from August 16th to September 15th. Check it out and see for yourself why our judges thought this fantastic poem should light up downtown!

We also want to thank our judges, Aarik Danielsen and Jennifer McCauley for taking time to read the many submissions we received, and making hard decisions among all of the deserving pieces.

Thanks also to the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs for supporting the prize. It’s great to live in a community where the city values the contributions of local writers.

LED at Makes Scents

We have some exciting news (pun intended) about the LED Tribune Writing Competition: the winning piece will be installed at Makes Scents in downtown Columbia. Makes Scents has a beautiful, brand new location at 25 South 9th Street, right next to Kaldi’s coffee.

Makes Scents is a purveyor of quality, ethically-produced fragrances. We’re sure this will be the best-smelling installation yet, so stop by during business hours to treat your nose while you read!

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Makes Scents is open:
Mon-Sat: 10-6
Fri: 10-8
Sun: 12-5

We can’t wait to light up their new window with local literature. We’ll be announcing the winning writer very soon, so stay tuned!

We hope to have the piece running from August 16th to September 15th. We will announce any updates here and on our Facebook page.

 

Thank You, Columbia

Thank you to all the Columbia area writers who submitted their work for our Columbia Daily Tribune LED Writing Competition.

Our mission of bringing literature into the public sphere depends on the bravery and generosity of writers like you. Now we turn things over to our judges and wait,

Be sure to check this website as well as our Facebook page for news and updates. We will announce a timeline for the judging process as well as the final location of the display before too long.

Thanks for your participation and patience!

Final Deadline Today for Tribune Contest

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Columbia area writers: today is your last chance to submit your work to the Columbia Daily Tribune LED writing competition!

That means this is your last chance to win a cash prize, and see your work displayed on a scrolling LED sign in downtown Columbia!

You can double-check the guidelines and submit right here on our website. If you prefer, you can also submit through the Columbia Daily Tribune website. Just don’t wait!

The system will close right at midnight tonight.

Unbound Book Festival

We want to extend a huge thank you to the Columbia Daily Tribune for sponsoring our table at the Unbound Book Festival. We had a truly wonderful time sharing our Partial Press publications with Columbia’s readers, and encouraging writers to enter our new LED writing competition!

We were honored to present “A Good Song” by Jennifer Maritza McCauley, and so pleased by the enthusiastic reception received by the piece and the LED display itself!

Thanks also to Linda Hays of the Tribune, who captured some lovely images throughout the day:

 

 

 

 

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.