By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council
Winners of the 2016 Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers Guild “Carolina Prize for Writing” were announced Thursday night, December 8, 2016, at the guild’s launch party for their fourth issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal.
RJ “Bob” McCarthy was named winner for prose and read his short story “Honor.” McCarthy is a member of the Franklin County Arts Council. He lives in Henderson with his wife Susan and is author of three published novels.
Linda Riggins won the poetry division of the contest with her poem “A Past Present.” Linda lives in downtown Raleigh with her husband and their three children.
The judge, Ian Wolf, who is an English instructor at Louisburg College, also selected five Honorable Mention winners:
- Joyce Compton Brown’s poem “My Cousin Gives Me a Wall Shelf”
- Alice Osborn’s poem “Put some WD-40 on that Bad Boy”
- Jeanne Julian’s poem “Elegy for Memory”
- Sandi Fleming’s creative non-fiction story “Somewhere up North”
- Jacques Cobb’s short story, “Breed- Reacquainted”
This year’s edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal has submissions from writers living in North Carolina, and from Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia. Copies are available for purchase at FCAC’s UpFront Gallery, 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC. They can also be ordered from Amazon.com.
For more information about Franklin County Arts Council’s Writer’s Guild, email.