“DD’s Starving Writers Contest” to Begin Accepting Submissions Dec. 1

FCAC Writer's Guild logo
FCAC Writer's Guild logo

The Franklin County Writers’ Guild is hosting DD’s Starving Writers ContestThis is a one-time only fiction contest. Submissions must be fiction, short stories or novel chapters not previously published, with a maximum length of 3,000 words.

Submissions will be accepted starting Saturday, December 1, 2018. Entries must be received by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

This Writers’ Guild contest will award prizes for:

  • First place — $500
  • Second place — $250
  • Third place– $100

Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 1, 2019 and the prizes will be awarded in late November at the annual County Lines: A Literary Journal book launch party in Franklin County, North Carolina.

To enter, email entries to Starvingwriters2020@gmail.com. Entries must be double-spaced, use a 12-point font, and be “blind submissions” — author contact information on a cover page but not on the short story or novel chapter pages.

To find out more about the Writers’ Guild, visit fcacarts.org/writers_guild.aspx.


Source: Ellen Queen, Franklin County Arts Council

Ed. Note: This year’s County Lines book launch party is coming up this Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7-9pm. See details here.


UPDATE Dec. 21:  Information regarding this contest has been augmented and terms of entry more clearly defined in a new article posted today at greyareanews.com/news/local-nc/nc-writers-fiction-contest, with the new article’s terms superseding any conflicting terms in the article above.

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