MUSE Literary Journal 

Each spring students release a new edition of MUSE — a diverse collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, art and short interviews. First published in 1986, the journal welcomes contributions from new, emerging and established writers and artists from RCC, our region and around the world.

Most Recent Editions

Muse Sring 2023
Spring 2023

Muse 2022 cover

Spring 2022

2021 cover

Spring 2021

To purchase copies of these editions of MUSE go to




RCC Muse Upcoming Events

Holden Vaughn Spangler Awards

Since 2013, MUSE has awarded nearly $2000 in scholarships and honoraria to RCC student writers and artists.

Jeanine Stevens
Bow and Arrow

Dana Stamps, II.
Jab Artist

Jonathan Bracker
Memorial Lines: Keith, Thirteen

Be Part of What’s On Our Pages 

Our literary journal is a student-driven endeavor that celebrates the best work of the artistic community. Within the pages are notable writers and artists, some established and others just starting to make their mark. When possible, MUSE awards scholarships and honoraria* for exceptional performance. Since 2013, MUSE has awarded nearly $2000 in scholarships and honoraria to RCC student writers and artists. 
Holden Vaughn Spangler Memorial Award for Poetry

  • MUSE Best in Show Art Award
  • MUSE Best in Show Poetry Award
  • MUSE Best in Show Fiction Award

*Scholarship awards and prizes designated annually are made possible by your generous donations to the MUSE Trust. 

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Helping Make Our Journal A Reality 

Your donation of any amount supports the following (and more):

  • Pre-professional training in literary arts, including editing, curating, producing and promoting
  • Networking and conference attendance 
  • Membership fees such as CLMP, AWP, etc.
  • Literary guests for campus and local community presented free of charge to attendees
  • Upkeep of facilities and technology for MUSE production hub


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