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Aspirations  Literary/Art Magazine

Aspirations, an annual literary/visual arts magazine published by Mercer County Community College for more than 25 years, cultivates the talents of area high school students and allows them to share their work with the community. Each year the college invites local high schools to participate in a competition from which the very best in original art and writing is chosen for publication. Each spring, when Aspirations is published, the college hosts a recognition program to acknowledge the contributors and their talents.

Aspirations opens for submissions each Fall for the following year's publication.
(Please note the February 15 submission deadline for 2023.)

Contributors of works accepted for publication will be notified by email in early Spring.


A panel comprised of MCCC English faculty and area high school English teachers selects the winning literary pieces. The MCCC Publications Office and MCCC Art/Design faculty choose the winning art.

Please look for updates here and via email regarding how we will honor this year's contributors in light of social distancing protocols.


Aspirations 2023  Writing Guidelines


Aspirations 2023  Art Guidelines


Submit an Entry Now


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Students need submit ONE Entry Form for EACH piece of art submitted.
If you submit three poems, you'll need to submit each separately.
All entry submissions include a Student Profile.


Important Dates

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 15

JUDGING: TBD

Aspirations 2022 AWARDS PROGRAM: TBD


Contact

Nicole Homer, Aspirations editor
homern@mccc.edu
(609) 570-3316

Aspirations
Mercer County Community College
aspirations@mccc.edu
Fax: (609) 570-3844