Local organizations offering creative writing contest
Published 11:09 am Monday, January 2, 2012
Emyrs Foundation of Greenville and the Hub City Writers Project of Spartanburg are offering a chance to achieve that dream. The two organizations have partnered to encourage writers in Greenville and Spartanburg counties to participate in an annual creative writing contest. The contest has two categories, excellence in fiction and excellence in poetry.
Winners of each category will receive a full scholarship to the Wildacres Writers Workshop, a weeklong creative writing summer school in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Second-and third-place winners will receive full or partial scholarships to Hub City’s “Writing in Place” workshop July 13-15 at Wofford College.
To enter, writers should submit one unpublished story of no more than 10 double-spaced pages or three unpublished poems, with 12-point type. Name and email address should go on a coversheet but not on the manuscript. All entries must be received by midnight Feb. 1, 2012, and prizes will be awarded in April 2012. You must be 18 years of age to enter.
Entries may be mailed to HCWP, 186 West Main St, Spartanburg, S.C. 29306 or submitted online at hubcity.org/writersproject on the Contests page. No manuscripts will be returned. Previous winners may not submit in the year following their award. Writers currently living in Greenville or Spartanburg Counties are eligible.
In past years, Hub City has given away more than $15,000 in scholarships through this contest. The 2011 winners were: Brock Adams, Zoe Miller, Amber Wood, Jill Adams, Emily Neely and Josette Davison.
Both Emrys and Hub City are nonprofit organizations dedicated to nurturing writers and expanding the impact of the literary arts throughout the communities.
For more information, call 864-577-9349 or visit hubcity.org/writersproject.