Literary Review Entry

This year’s theme is inspired by the Pandemic: chaos, anxiety, depression, fear, distrust, etc.


  • Short Story
    Two entry limit. Must not exceed ten typewritten, double-spaced pages with regular margins.
  • Informal Essay
    Two entry limit. Must not exceed five typewritten, double-spaced pages with regular margins.
  • Poetry
    Two entry limit. Neither poem should exceed fifty typewritten lines.



  • First place for each category: $75
  • Second place for each category: $50
  • Third place for each category: $25

Prizes are furnished by the MCC Foundation.


  • High School Division: High school Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors.
  • Community & MCC Division: Any MCC student enrolled in one or more classes / non-high school, & non-MCC students / members of the community 18 years or older.
    *Area students attending other colleges are ineligible except for MSU-Meridian.



Each contestant can enter one or all categories. Put your name on the entry blank, NOT on the entries. Entries will be used only for the 2021 contest.

Contact Information
For questions, please contact the co-editors, Joshua Maeda or Dr. Samantha Lay

Entry Deadline—January 15, 2021
You will be notified by email as soon as the judges return the entries.

Each contestant should use this rule sheet for a title page. Be sure to fill out all necessary information. All manuscripts must be original.