Franklin County, NC Writers’ Guild Accepting Submissions for Annual Literary Journal

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County Lines: A Literary Journal is accepting submissions for one-time rights to poetry, short or flash fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, and illustrations or photographs for publication in County Lines: A Literary Journal Vol. 9. 2022.

Writers and artists of all ages, and worldwide are encouraged to enter before the deadline of August 15, 2021.

There is no entry or reading fee. To have an item considered for publication, submit each separately via email to

Those who have work accepted for publication will receive one complimentary copy.

Submitted items must adhere to the guidelines.

Writers and Artists Guidelines

Email submissions only.

No age or location restrictions.

We do not accept work containing erotica, violence, hate, political editorial, or excessive profanity.

Type your name, address, phone number, word count (line count for poems), and your email address in the upper left-hand corner of the first page of your manuscripts.

Poetry – no more than 30 lines per poem, single spaced and typed in 12-point font. You may submit up to five poems. Each poem must be attached separately to one email.

Prose – no more than 2000 words per entry. Typed in 12-point font and double spaced. Limited to three entries per author. Each prose entry should be in a separate document attached to your email.

Art – Send copies of art as a jpeg attachment in high resolution. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are acceptable. There is a 5-entry limit per artist.

All journal submissions or questions should be sent to Entries not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered. The deadline for submissions to County Lines is August 15, 2021.

The FCAC Writers’ Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. If interested in joining, visit


Source: Katherine Denton, Franklin County Arts Council

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