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    Ursuline seeks submissions for fine arts journal, Inscape

    December 1, 2020

    Every year since 1945, Ursuline College students have published a fine arts journal titled “Inscape.” The student-editors of the 2021 issue are accepting submissions through Dec. 19 with the theme, "writing from quarantine."

    The editors accept poetry, short stories, plays, essays, memoirs, and reviews as well as photographs, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawings, graphics and art in other media.

    According to the editors, “The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our world. The editors of Inscape invite you to record this moment in history and your place within it.
    What did you learn during quarantine—about yourself, about the world, about the future? What realizations did you have? Predict the post-COVID era. What will change and what will stay the same? Reflect on the idea of what was lost and what was gained. What is at stake when everyone is forced to work, learn, and grow in isolation? What was gained by this transformative experience? Ultimately, how you interpret the theme is up to you!
    This theme is encouraged but you can submit works that are not COVID-19 related.”

    Those interested in joining the editorial staff should contact English Department Chair Dr. Katharine Trostel at

    To submit work for Inscape, please include a separate cover sheet with your name, phone number, email, title of work, medium, and a brief autobiographical sketch. Please send submissions to by December 19, 2020. A maximum of five works may be submitted.

    The Associated Collegiate Press awarded Inscape the prestigious First Class award in 2014. Click here to view the 2020 issue.

    Above: Detail from "Mountain Mama," by Anne Campbell. Published in "Inscape 2020: Community."