Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

Crystal Wilkinson, the award-winning author of The Birds of Opulence, will be judging the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. The deadline to submit your short story or self-contained novel excerpt of 3,000 words or less is January 30, 2022. Read the guidelines (remember, follow them!) and submit through the NC Writers’ Network.  

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

Josina Guess a senior writer for The Bitter Southerner, will be judging the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition. The deadline to submit your creative non-fiction manuscript of 2,000 words or less is January 15, 2022. Read the guidelines (remember, follow them!) and submit through the NC Writers’ Network.

Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize

The Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill administers the Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize. The contest honors Harriet Jacobs and Thomas Jones, two pioneering African-American writers from North Carolina, and seeks to convey the rich and varied existence of Black North Carolinians. The deadline to submit your fiction or creative non-fiction manuscript of 3,000 words or […]

Red Clay Review

Red Clay Review – CCCC’s literature and art magazine – is back! And, calling for submissions for their next issue. Contributors can submit prose up to 1,500 words in length, poems up to 80-lines each, and original images. There is a limit of three submissions per contributor. Please send each contribution as an individual file […]

Calling All Playwrights!

    The Del Shores Foundation is based on the career and work of Sordid Lives creator and playwright/director/producer Del Shores. Our mission is to identify and support Southern LGBTQ+ playwrights and screenwriters. We’re excited to share that our inaugural Del Shores Foundation Writers Search has officially launched and we are currently accepting scripts!   […]

Upcoming Submission Opportunities

Do you have a story,  poem, or play ready to go?  See if one of these calls will work for your piece: 05/31/21. Deadline. One Story. Seeks literary fiction 3-8K words. 05/31/21. Deadline. Southern Poetry Review’s 2021 Guy Owen Prize 06/30/21. Deadline. A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers.

Ongoing Submission Opportunities

Do you have trouble keeping deadlines in mind? Or, perhaps you just finished a brilliant piece and want to submit now! Listed below are sites to learn about new calls for submission and publications with open-ended or rolling deadlines. Sites that report new calls for submission: Poets and Writers:  calls from journals, agents, and editors. […]