Writers’ Workshop Writers’ Network have contests
The Writers’ Workshop is sponsoring several contests this fall.
Young writers under 18 are eligible to enter two contests. For more information, call 828-254-8111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing My World Contest for Young Writers ó First prize, $100; second prize, $75; third prize: $50; 10 honorable mentions. Deadline: Postmarked by Oct. 30.
Write an essay of 15 pages or less, doublespaced, about an issue that concerns you (for example: environmental, social, educational, etc.) Research your topic, and offer possible solutions.
Please enclose $5 reading fee for each entry, and include your name, address, birth date and phone number. Enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your entry (which will be critiqued by contest judges), and for list of winners. Send up to five entries to: World Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Thomas Wolfe Contest for Young Writers ó First prize, $100; second, $75; third, $50; 10 honorable mentions. Deadline: Postmarked by Nov. 30.
Write a short fiction story of 15 pages or less, double-spaced. Include your name, address, birth date and phone number on a cover sheet. Enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of your story, or for list of winners. Entry fee: $5 per story.
Send up to five entries to: Wolfe Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
More contests for writers
The North Carolina Writers’ Network also has a Thomas Wolfe contest:
Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize ó Postmark deadline: Dec. 20. The prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review.
The final judge for the 2008 award is well-known editor Shannon Ravenel. Ravenel has had a long career in publishing, first as an editor at Houghton Mifflin, later as series editor of “The Best American Short Stories” for 13 years, and finally as a co-founder with Louis Rubin of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill where she established the annual anthology New Stories From The South. She directs her own Algonquin imprint, Shannon Ravenel Books.
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction competition is open to all writers without regard to geographical region or previous publication.
Entrants should submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages. Names should not appear on manuscripts, but on separate sheet along with address, phone number, e-mail address and manuscript title. Entries will not be returned.
An entry fee must accompany manuscript: $15 for members of the NCWN, $25 for non-members. You may pay the member entry fee if you join the Network with your submission.
Send submissions, indicating name of competition, to: Professor Anthony Abbott, PO Box 7096, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28306.
Hart to teach workshop
A Skill-Building Workshop for Writers will be held at the Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro, on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Award-winning authors John Hart, Chris Roerden and Karen McCullough are featured speakers.
The event is open without cost to all writers but pre-registration is recommended before Oct. 15. A box lunch is available ($9 for either turkey and cheese or veggie and cheese). E-mail skill email@example.com to register and order the lunch.