Art & Literary Contest

October 1, 2020 - November 20, 2020
What is it?

Every year since 1984 the magazine has sponsored an Art & Literary contest to showcase the work of Lake-Sumter State College's student population. The contest is open to any currently enrolled LSSC student. 

The Art & Literary Contest opens every year. Submissions received before that time will be considered for online publication only. 

What are the rules?
  • All content must be an original work of the creator. Reprints, republications or previous publications are not accepted and must be declared due to copyright law. Reproductions of intellectual property in which another person or entity holds the copyright, regardless of medium, will not be published due to copyright restrictions. 

  • All submissions must be from currently enrolled students. Faculty, staff and alumni are not eligible for the Odyssey Magazine of the Arts competition. 

  • Previous submissions to the magazine are not accepted. 

  • All submissions must be turned in by 11:59pm on November 20, 2020 to be eligible for the contest. 

  • You are allowed to submit up to three (3) items total. No more than 3 submissions will be accepted across all categories. .

  • You may enter more than one category, but you are only allowed 3 total submissions. 

  • To submit: Send a digital copy of your work (PNG, JPG, .DOC) with your name and contact information to In the Subject Line, please put "Art & Literary Contest - Category Name - Your Last Name"

For more information, please see the submission guidelines page

What are the Official Categories?


  • Short Fiction (2000 words or less)

  • Poetry (1,000 words or less - poem cycles accepted)


  • Drawings (11" x 17" or smaller)

  • Digital Art (any size)

  • Paintings (4' x 6' or smaller)

  • Photography (Color and Black & White)

*The Magazine reserves the right to cancel a category due to lack of submissions

© 2020 Odyssey Magazine of the Arts

The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is a student publication of

Lake-Sumter State College