Two contests from Writers’ Workshop

  • Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:01 a.m.

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two contests, fiction and memoirs, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are: first place — your choice of a three-night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville or three free online workshops or 100 pages line-edited and revised by the editorial staff; second place — two-night stay at the B&B or two free workshops or 50 pages line-edited; third place — one free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited. Ten honorable mentions will also be awarded.

If entries are emailed, no cover sheet or self-addressed, stamped envelope is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.


Fiction contest deadline: Postmarked by Oct. 30. Guidelines: Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Multiple entries are accepted. All work must be unpublished.

Pages should be paper-clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space and use 12 point font.

The entry fee is $25 per story. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent with “Fiction Contest” in the subject.

25th annual Memoirs Competition deadline: Postmarked by Nov. 30. Guidelines: Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less. Multiple entries are accepted. All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, email, phone and title of work also on a cover sheet. Double-space and use 12 point font.

The entry fee is $25 per story. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Please make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject.

Stories at China Grove mill

For 100 years, China Grove Roller Mill was in continuous operation and was a meeting place for the agricultural community. In its glory, the mill could grind 400 pounds of flour every 22 minutes. Farmers came from as far away as Charlotte and Harrisburg to sell and get their grain milled and buy farm necessities.

At the Roller Mill Histories and Mysteries Storytelling Open House on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., these are just a few of the interesting things you can learn about a local landmark, at 308 N. Main St. in China Grove.

Tours of the four-story building and the original mill equipment will be offered throughout the afternoon.

This event is sponsored by the China Grove Historical Society and Rowan Public Library. For more information, please call the South Rowan Regional Library at 704-216-7728.

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