Inscape 2020Inscape, CMU's Magazine of the Arts, takes yearly submissions of poetry, prose (fiction and nonfiction), short plays, photographs, and artwork for each issue, published annually in the spring. In its 30+ years, Inscape has provided a creative venue for the poetry, prose, and artwork of students, faculty, and staff.

Founded in 1975, Inscape is the brainchild of CMU's Tau Tau Tau honorary fraternity, Mu Lambda chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the international English Honor Society), and the mythic Scribblers and Scrawlers. Inscape is funded by CMU's Student Government Association.

2021 Inscape


Past Publications

2020 Inscape
2019 Inscape

2018 Inscape

2016 Inscape

2015 Inscape
2014 Inscape
2013 Inscape
2012 Inscape

Previous editions can be found in Smiley Library.

Inscape Submission Deadlines and Guidelines

Submissions Begin: October 1, 2021
Submissions End: March 1, 2022

Inscape Awards:

SGA Award for Poetry (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
SGA Award for Fiction (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
SGA Award for Creative Nonfiction (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
SGA Award for Drama (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
SGA Award for Art (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
SGA Award for Photography (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

All first place winner receive a check at the Inscape Release Party in late April.
Awards are voted on by currently active members of Sigma Tau Delta.

Submission Guidelines:

All poetry, plays, fiction, and nonfiction submissions must be formatted electronically as a Word Document. All photography and artwork must be submitted separately as high resolution, digital files.

Artwork and Photography Submission Form

Written Work Submission Form