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Echoes and Images

Northeast State Community College - Echoes & Images

*Financially supported by Student Activity Fees

Echoes & Images, Northeast State’s student literary magazine, invites submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. Published in the spring, the magazine features poems, short stories, essays, and visual art by currently enrolled students. Entry deadline for submissions is at the end of the fall semester.

The deadline for Echoes & Images 34 submissions is December 8, 2023.

Cash Prizes for Each Award Category 

  • 1st place - $100
  • 2nd place - $75
  • 3rd place - $50


The competition is open to current students at Northeast State. All entries must be original and previously unpublished, and contributors must agree that the submitted work may be published by Northeast State in Echoes & Images or other college publications, in print or online. The winning entries may be edited for grammar, punctuation, and other errors prior to publication in the magazine.

Students may enter up to three poems, up to three pieces of visual art, one piece of fiction up to 3,000 words, and one piece of non-fiction up to 3,000 words. Students may enter all four categories. The deadline for a submission is December 8, 2023.

Poetry, Ficition, Nonfiction & Digital Media Entries

Visual Art Entries

Visual Art Contributors must agree to include the submitted work in the Spring Exhibition of Echoes & Images 34 to be held in the Wayne G. Basler Library Gallery, Blountville Campus, in April 2023. Visual Art Entries must be submitted to the Humanities Division office, H129, on the Blountville Campus. Please submit a Visual Art Entry Form with your artwork. Students may submit digital photography or other digitally created images to the Visual Art category folder on the Echoes & Images 34 website. Click “Submit an Entry” above to submit a digital file. Files should be in JPEG format with a maximum file size of 10MB. Include the medium with the title.

Contact Dr. Christal Hensley at for more information or questions about submitting your artwork. 


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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.