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 less is January 15, 2022. Read the guidelines (remember, follow them!) and submit through the NC Writers’ Network.

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