Literary Journal Published by Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild Launches 7th Edition

Carolina Prize Writing Contest poetry winner Alice Pettyjohn receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller in 2019. Source: FCAC Writers' Guild
Carolina Prize Writing Contest poetry winner Alice Pettyjohn receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller in 2019. Source: FCAC Writers' Guild

By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council

Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers’ Guild launched their seventh issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal on Saturday, December 14, 2019, with about thirty writers and supporters to celebrate the event, held at Vance Granville Community College’s Louisburg Campus.

The Guild was recipient of an anonymous donation to sponsor the Starving Writers Fiction Contest. One hundred sixteen writers entered the contest from across the US and other countries. The first-place winner of $500 was Ashley Memory from Asheboro, NC. Unable to attend were second-place winner Leslie Carlin of Toronto, Canada with “End of Times in the Santa Susanna Pass” and third place winner Yong Takahashi with “Full.”

First Place in Starving Writers Fiction Contest, Ashley Memory, receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller. Source: FCAC Writers' Guild
First Place in Starving Writers Fiction Contest, Ashley Memory, receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller. Source: FCAC Writers’ Guild

The guild sponsors the annual Carolina Prize Writing Contest with two divisions: poetry and prose. Dr. Colleen M. Arnold of Lexington, VA read her winning story “Crabapples from Heaven”. Poetry winner Alice Pettyjohn read her poem “Aimless Odyssey”. Each were presented with checks for $100. Donna Campbell Smith won the cover-art contest and was awarded a $25 check.

Joyce Compton Brown, Jackie Dove-Miller, Les Brown, and Hannah Kienow were given honorable mentions for their entries in the Carolina Prize Writhing Contest. All of the winners’ works are published in the 2020 County Lines.

Writers whose works were accepted to be published in the journal and were on hand to read were Todd Warner, Donna Campbell Smith, Kathy Bundy, Jackie Dove-Miller, and Kim Hogan.

After the readings the group enjoyed a meet and great and refreshments.

Copies of County Lines: A Literary Journal are available for purchase at the Franklin County Arts Council gallery (99 South Bickett Blvd, Louisburg NC) or from Amazon.com. Proceeds benefit the arts council.

 

Carolina Prize Writing Contest prose winner Dr. Colleen Arnold receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller. Source: FCAC Writers' Guild
Carolina Prize Writing Contest prose winner Dr. Colleen Arnold receives award from Jackie Dove-Miller. Source: FCAC Writers’ Guild

 

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About Donna Campbell Smith 66 Articles
Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009. All her books are available at Amazon.com or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at www.donnacampbellsmith.com.