Crowder Quill Accepting Entries

The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual contest. Crowder students as well as area high school students and adult community members compete for awards and publication in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, digital, 2D and 3D art.

“The purpose of the Crowder Quill is to showcase and encourage artistic and literary works,” said Latonia Bailey, Quill advisor.

The postmark deadline is Feb. 1; the hand delivery and online deadline is Feb. 5. The categories of 2D traditional media (paintings, drawings and hand-made prints) and 3D art (pottery, ceramic, sculptures) may be mailed, hand delivered, or entered digitally online. All other entries should be sent as electronic files and uploaded online through

Email to make arrangements for hand-delivered art entries or if internet access is an issue.

Individuals may submit up to four entries in each category, and specific guidelines for each category and more information may be obtained from the website.

Winning entrants will be notified by April. They will receive an award and will be published in the magazine. High school gold winners will also be offered scholarships subject to enrolling in specific, related courses.  The awards ceremony and open mic poetry reading will be in May on the Neosho campus.

The Quill has been published by Comm 111, the Magazine Production class at Crowder College, since 1980 and is distributed free on campus and in the community.

“I really enjoyed working on the staff because I was able to see the creativity produced by the community and fellow students,” said Sam Hoover, Journalism major at Crowder.