The Franklin County Writers’ Guild will be accepting submissions for its annual Carolina Prize Writing Contest beginning January 15, 2021, and ending March 15, 2021. The Carolina Prize Writing Contest is open to writers of any age and location for previously unpublished — this includes online publication — poetry, short stories, essays or creative non-fiction and cover art (paintings, drawings and photography).
This year, three $100 (US dollars) prizes will be awarded: one for prose, one for poetry and one for the cover photo. Winners will also receive publication in the 2022 County Lines: A Literary Journal, plus two free copies of the journal. Up to five honorable mentions may also be named; they will receive publication in County Lines and one free copy.
The contest opens for submissions on January 15, 2021. Contest entry fee in all categories is $10 per entry. Entries must be emailed, and payments must be postmarked, by March 15, 2021.
County Lines: A Literary Journal is an annual literary anthology compiled by the Writers’ Guild. The 2022 journal will be published in November/December 2021. To check out issues from prior years, visit Amazon.com.
Contest proceeds are used to pay prizes and support the Writers’ Guild. No refunds.
The Writers’ Guild is part of the Franklin County Arts Council, based in Louisburg, North Carolina. Visit www.fcacarts.org or Follow the arts council on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.