Rose Post nonfiction contest now open

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:43 p.m.

The North Carolina Writers' Network is accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, administered by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
The final judge is award-winning author, arts journalist and creative writing instructor Shawna Kenney. She received an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction work that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces or culture criticism. The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive $300, $200 and $100, respectively. The winning entry will be considered for publication by Southern Cultures magazine.
The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network. The postmark deadline is Jan.17, 2013. The entry fee is $10 for NCWN members, $12 for nonmembers.
Entries can be submitted in one of two ways: Send two printed copies through the U.S. Postal Service, along with a check for the appropriate fee, made payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network.
Submit an electronic copy online at, and pay by VISA or MasterCard.
Each entry must be an original and previously unpublished manuscript of no more than 2,000 words, typed in a 12-point standard font (i.e., Times New Roman) and double-spaced.
Author's name should not appear on manuscript. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count and manuscript title. If submitting electronically, page 1 should be your cover sheet.
Multiple submissions are accepted, one manuscript per entry fee. You may pay the member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission.
Send submission to: North Carolina Writers' Network, ATTN: Rose Post, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120.
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