Prize offered for excellence in writing

Published 5:05 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Hub City Upstate Writing Prize will be awarded in April 2018 for excellence in prose. All entries must be received by midnight March 1, 2018. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a full-time resident of Greenville, Spartanburg, or Polk County, N.C.

The winner will receive a full scholarship to Hub City’s “Writing in Place” conference July 14-16 at Wofford College. Full scholarship includes: meals, room and board, and a manuscript critique with a faculty member.

Submit one unpublished short story or first-person essay of no more than 10 double-spaced pages with 12-point type. You can make only one submission. Put your name and email address on a coversheet but not on the manuscript itself.

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All entries must be submitted electronically at

This contest is sponsored annually by the Hub City Writers Project of Spartanburg and the Emrys Foundation of Greenville. Board members and employees are not eligible for the contest. Last year’s winner is not eligible for the prize.

For more information, call 577-9349 or visit

– submitted by Meg Reid