FCAC Issues A Call to Writers and Artists

FCAC Writers Guild logo
FCAC Writers Guild logo

By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) is offering two opportunities for writers and artists. Submissions are being accepted for the annual County Lines: A Literary Journal and for the Writers’ Guild’s annual FCAC writing contest.

Literary Journal

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for submissions to be considered in their 2018 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal.

County Lines: A Literary Journal 2016.
County Lines: A Literary Journal 2016.

They are also calling for black and white art and photography for the book interior and color art for the cover. A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover.

All other accepted contributors will receive a copy of County Lines.

The current issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal is available for purchase at the UpFront Gallery in downtown Franklinton NC and online from Amazon.com. To obtain a copy of the writers and artists guidelines email your request to: CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2017.


Writing contest

The FCAC Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its third annual FCAC Writers’ Guild Carolina Prize in Writing contest.  It is open to previously unpublished (This includes online publication) poetry, short stories, and essays or creative non-fiction.

This year two prizes will be awarded, one for prose and the other poetry. Each prize will be $100 plus two copies of the journal and publication in the 2018 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. Up to five honorable mentions will also be named. They will receive publication in County Lines and one free copy.

Entry Fees are $10 for each entry. You may enter as many times as you wish at $10/entry.  Entries and payment must be postmarked by August 15, 2017. To obtain a copy of the contest rules email CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com.

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About Donna Campbell Smith 78 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.net.