For many people, summertime is the perfect time to explore creativity. Plein air artists bring easels to gardens and beaches, showcasing nature's colors in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Photographers ferret out a million sights to immortalize. Poets and writers stretch languidly beneath a shady oak tree, listening to the gentle buzz of insects, and constructing entire worlds out of the ether.
Our art celebrates the beauty of nature. The grand opening of a sunflower. The delicate wings of a tiger butterfly. An orange lily glistening with summer rain.
Poetry delights us with its rich vision. A playful squirrel tumbles down a tree. Rainbows shimmer out of thin air. The moon waxes and wanes.
Fiction fills us with emotion. One grandmother has playful fun at her last birthday. Another goes on a longed-for trip. One becomes lost in the past while another strives to treasure every day remaining.
Non-fiction takes us into others' lives. One walked right into John Cusack's apartment! Another bids a poignant farewell to her ailing mother.
Our play reminds us that a tree can be precious, when paired with the right memories.
Enjoy the creativity of our community of artists - and then explore your own! We'd love to see your works for upcoming issues!
Read the Spring Equinox Issue of MUSED
Please read through the following pages if you are interested in submitting content for winter. We look forward to hearing from you!
Deadline for the Winter Solstice 2016 Issue is November 10, 2016.
Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
Mused Submission Guidelines
Artwork and Photography Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
Fiction Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
Non-Fiction Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
Play Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
Poetry Submission Guidelines and Entry Forms
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