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Branches Guidelines for Submissions

The Branches staff invites you to submit your poetry, prose, and artwork for publication in its vol. 21 issue.  All students and residents of Caldwell County and Watauga County are invited to enter.

Prizes, awarded by the editorial jury, are as follows:

Best Literary Entry 

Best poem
Best prose (max. of 2500 words)

Best Art Entry

Best two dimensional art
Best three dimensional art
Cover Art for 22nd edition of Branches 


1.  You may submit in as many categories as you wish.  Please limit your submission to 3 per category. Complete a separate entry form (online) for each work submitted.

2.   Entries will be judged "blind." 

3.   Deadline for all submissions: October 7, 2016

4.    Winners will be printed in the 21th edition of Branches.  All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Information: