Literary fiction contest seeks entries

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Writers’ Workshop is sponsoring a Literary Fiction Contest with a deadline of Aug. 30.

The contest is open to all writers regardless of residence. For more information, go to, or contact

Awards — First place:  Your choice of a two-night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or three free online workshops; or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

Second place: A one-night stay at our B&B, or two free workshops; or 35 pages line-edited.

Third place: One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited.

10 honorable mentions


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  All work must be unpublished.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 per submission is $25.

Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners, if sending by mail.

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 in Word Doc to,  with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is  necessary. The entry fee is payable online at

The Renbourne Editorial Agency ( provides expert assistance with revising and editing memoirs, fiction or creative non-fiction. We use a fine-tooth comb to ready your work for publication, in person or online.

We also provide writing coaches to help organize and ready your work for publication, in person or online. Please contact us at, or call 828-254-8111 to discuss our services in further detail.

The Renbourne Agency is affiliated with The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit literary center founded in 1985.