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Annual Art & Writing Contest

We are currently closed to art & writing contest submissions. Congratulations to all our winners!

The Incandescent Review Team is excited to introduce our first ever Annual Art and Writing Contest! Our judges are looking for work that showcases a unique and authentic voice, displays a great level of technical skill, and tackles relevant personal or world issues that appeal to the average teen reader. The contest is free to enter. You are eligible for submission if you are between the ages of 13 and 24. 

The contest is open to submissions of prose, poetry, and art. You may submit only one pieces per category. All publication and copyright policies follow directly from the Literary Magazine Submission guidelines. One winner and one runner-up will be chosen per category. Each category winner and runner-up will recieve $150 and $50, respectively.  Winning authors will be notified late December and will have their work featured in Issue 10 of the Incandescent Review. 



  • Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

  • Do not include the writer or artist’s name anywhere on the title box or document. We read all submissions name-blind.

  • All submissions must be in English. If you include words or phrases in another language, please include their English translations at the bottom of your submission.

  • Please include a brief explanation of how other teens may relate to your work, and/or how your work relates to relevant and timely issues (optional, but highly recommended for art submissions).

  • Please also include a brief, third person biography, which will be added as contributor notes.

  • Plagiarism is not allowed. We do not accept submissions that include slurs or hate speech.

  • Please send submissions of different genres in separate emails.



Prose: 11-12 point font, double-spaced, no more than six pages per submission

Poetry: 11-12 point font, single-spaced, no more than six pages per submission​​




At least 300 DPI and at least 8' by 8' digitally. Please do not submit fan art.

Please email your submissions to with the subject heading, "Attn: [Genre]_Contest Submission."

Good Luck!

We look forward to reviewing your work!

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