About This Project

Submit your original short story, poem and/or artwork for a chance to be featured in LitMag, the Osceola Literary Magazine. This year’s theme is Spill the Beans! Share a time you just couldn't keep something to yourself. Maybe you spoiled a surprise party, ruined the ending of a show or book or accidentally told someone what their present might be? Maybe you had a good reason, or a mistake turned out to have a happy ending? Use your experience or imagination to paint the picture and tell the story.

Open to kids and teens ages 8 to 17.

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Submission Guidelines

Sharing Your Content

Additional Information

All entries will be reviewed by special guests. Published selections will be in print and online, and their authors or artists invited to a reception for a live presentation of their creation. Submissions will be accepted from December 15, 2022 through January 15, 2023 and can be up to 1000 words in length.

No submissions will be accepted after January 15, 2023. Submit your original piece of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or art via BiblioBoard.

A physical magazine will be made available at the Osceola Library System and a digital version available on BiblioBoard. One winning artist will have their art featured as the magazine's cover! Published within the magazine will be the written and art selections chosen by our guest authors. All other eligible entries will be included on BiblioBoard within Osceola Library's Community Collections.

File Types Accepted

JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, EPUB2, EPUB3, PDF, JPG/JPEG

Age Requirements

8-17