SCC taking submissions for Milestone publication

by Sep 21, 2012A&E0 comments

Submissions are now being taken for the 2012-13 edition of Milestone, the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern Community College.

Milestone is a publication that showcases the creative expressions of local writers and visual artists. The periodical is representative of the abundance of talent in the region and seeks to foster this creative potential by providing artists an opportunity to gain public awareness.

All residents of Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary, as well as SCC students and alumni, are eligible. Only unpublished work may be submitted. Prose should not exceed 2,000 words, and poems should be limited to two pages in length. Writers may submit more than one work. All writing must be double-spaced and submitted in paper format or via email. In addition, each page must be numbered, and the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address should be included on the last page of each submission.

Visual artists and photographers may submit only black and white copies of original artwork and must also include name, address, telephone number, email address, title of work and photo caption (if applicable) on the back of each submission. Artists and photographers may also submit more than one work.

First- and second-place cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: poetry, prose (short story or nonfiction works) and visual arts, including photography. In addition, one cash prize will be awarded for cover art.

Literary submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 3 and sent to SCC Milestone; Attn. Owen Gibby or Toni Knott; 447 College Drive; Sylva, NC 28779 or via email to or Submissions in visual art must be postmarked by the same date and sent to the same address, Attn. Bob Keeling, or via email to

Info: Owen Gibby 339-4314 or Toni Knott 339-4325.