© 2019 Odyssey Magazine of the Arts

The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is a student publication of

Lake-Sumter State College

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be from currently enrolled LSSC students. 

General submission guidelines 

Submissions to the Art & Literary Contest will occur from April 1 - October 31, 2019. All submissions to the magazine are eligible for the contest. See official rules for more information.  

Odyssey Magazine online accepts submissions in any category year-round for publication. Please contact the advisor for more information. 

Students may submit in the following categories for publication:

Short Stories - no longer that 2,500 words, any genre accepted

Non-Fiction - no longer than 2,500 words. No student papers accepted.

Poetry - no longer than 1,000 words. Haiku's accepted one at a time. Poetry cycles accepted, must be poems that represent a theme and fit the word count requirement. 

Painting (4' x 6' or smaller)

Drawing (11" x 17" or smaller)

Digital Art (Any size)

Sculpture (Any medium)

Photography (Black and White) - can be no larger than 8"x10"

Photography (Color) - can be no larger than 8"x10"

All submissions to the magazine must be camera ready. Images must be in an approved file format (.jpeg, .jpg, .tiff, .png). Short stories, non-fiction and poetry must be in a document format (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). No other formats will be accepted. Please note, if you have a physical object, you must include an image with your submission. 


Only three (3) items per category will be accepted for the contest. Anything above three will be considered only for online publication. 

A completed and signed contest entry form must be submitted for each item. If you have 3 items, you must provide 3 completed forms. Items without proper contest forms will be disqualified. Please use the submissions button below to submit your materials to the contest. 

Students needing to submit physical items should note this on their submission forms at the time of contest entry. The advisor will contact you about delivery of your objects.