InscapeInscape, 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

Past Publications

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 15, 2016
Submissions End: February 15, 2017
Contest Deadline: February 15, 2017
Award Eligibility: February 1, 2017

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)

Sigma Tau Delta Mu Lambda Chapter Overall Award

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.

E-mail submissions to

The following templates should be used to format all submissions:

Template for Written Work
Template for Photography and Artwork