Individuals or groups may submit via Word document to the Literary OMOT in the following categories (Adult, Youth 12 & Under, and Youth 13-18 in each category):

  • Original Poetry (4 pages maximum)
  • Original Short Fiction (20 pages, double-spaced maximum)
  • Original Creative Nonfiction (20 pages, double-spaced maximum)

Participants will be juried into the Talent Showcase by a panel of arts professionals.

Submission Fees:
*Limit of 1 entry/individual or group*

  Individual Group (2-10 individuals)
CBCA Member $15/entry $30/entry
Non-CBCA Member $25/entry $50/entry

How to Submit:
Send your submission in Word document format as an email attachment to by Friday, April 5, 2013 along with your submission and release forms and fee.  Please follow these formatting guidelines:

  • 1-inch margins
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Prose must be double-spaced, maximum 20 pages
  • Poetry must be a maximum of 4 pages
  • Title and author’s name centered on the top of the 1st page
  • Page numbers in the upper right hand corner of every page


Important Forms: