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What is MoodRing?

The Carnegie Center for Art & History, a branch of the Floyd County Library, is hosting an open call for high schoolers in Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties to submit their work to MoodRing. MoodRing is our first art and literature zine for teens that seeks to share the mood of what needs to be seen and heard. This is your chance to express yourself and collaborate with your community. What’s the mood?

Eligibility/Rules:

  • Any student currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties is invited to submit their work.
  • You can submit up to three visual art pieces and three written literature works for review. Only original work will be accepted.
  • Files submitted need to be less than 100MB each.
  • Previously published work will not be accepted.
  • Students own their work and all rights associated with it.
  • No profanity, hate speech, nudity, graphic imagery that contains gore or violence will be accepted.
  • Only one submission per student will be chosen for publication.
  • Written/Literature Submissions
    • Handwritten work will not be accepted. All literature pieces must be typed and submitted as either .doc, .docx, or PDF files.
    • There is a one-page restriction for literature submissions.
    • Each submission requires a title.
    • Each submission should be labeled as “FirstName_LastName_Titled.doc”
  • Visual Art Submissions
    • Artwork must be photographed or scanned and submitted in PDF or .jpeg format. If you do not have the tech to do this or need help, please email Museum Educator Shamia at sgaither@carnegiecenter.org.
    • Images/visual art submitted must be high resolution (PDF files or 300 dpi photos).
    • Make sure your images are edited to your liking before submitting. 
    • Each file submission requires a title and should include the medium and size dimensions.
    • Each submission should be labeled as “FirstName_LastName_Title_Medium_Size.pdf”

What to Submit

MoodRing accepts written submissions, photography, and artwork. Acceptable written work includes poems, prose, and short stories. This will be a blind, juried selection, and only a total of 30 works will be selected for publication.

Who to Contact

If you have questions about MoodRing or need help with submitting your work, contact Museum Educator Shamia Gaither at sgaither@carnegiecenter.org.

How to Submit

The deadline to submit is February 24, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Don’t want to submit anything but still want to be involved?

If you don’t want to submit work for this round, we invite you to be part of the zine editing team! Fill out the submission form (leave questions that don’t apply blank), and tell us that you want to be involved! We’ll send you more information after you sign up.

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