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Shoreline's contest deadline is October 31

Kaicie Boeglin


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PROVIDENCE, R.I., — Isabella Santoro, Rhode Island College sophomore and proud Shoreline member, describes the Shoreline mission as,"providing RIC students the opportunity to showcase their talents in writing, photography, and artwork. It's a good way to get your work published in something local before moving on to maybe getting published in a national magazine or even having a book published. Shoreline is great to have on your resume."

Shoreline is an art and literature magazine that publishes short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual arts and photography that represent the artistic energies unique to RIC students.

The annual Fall contest for Shoreline is open for submissions until Oct. 31. The contest contains four different $75 prizes. There will be one prize for each contest category: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Art/Photography. Each contest category has specific guidelines to help generate as much student work as possible.

Poetry entries need to be submitted as a .docx or .pdf file and can contain up to five original unpublished poems.

Fiction pieces are to be .docx or .pdf with a total of no more than 6,000 words. Fiction pieces can be one short continuous piece or three works of flash fiction. Pieces need to be written in double-spaced format.

Creative Nonfiction submissions need to be .docx or .pdf with a total of no more than 6,000 words. All nonfiction entries need to be double spaced.

Art/Photography may only be submitted via scans. Students may submit up to five pieces of scanned-in work. Files must be attached as a .jpeg in CMYK format.

In order to participate in this contest individuals must be a RIC student. Undergraduate and graduate students are all welcomed and encouraged to enter. All work for the Shoreline Fall 2021 contest must be original and unpublished in any outlet. Students may submit an entry for all four categories of the contest.

Santoro reiterates that, "This [opportunity] is a great way to have your work published as a starting point, employers will see you've been published and want to then consider publishing you. It's also a good way to just let your creative juices flow and to get your work out there in the world."

Students can submit their work via email. All submissions need to be sent to with the subject line reading your name and contest category. It is reminded to please NOT include your name within the document submission. All Shoreline contest winners will be announced on Dec. 1.



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