Contest: Emerging Southern Writer


Deadline: January 7

Award: $300 / $200 and invitation to Symposium

Fee: $15

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Contest. This year categories will feature fiction and poetry. The contest is open to writers who meet at least two of the following criteria: currently live in the South; are natives of the South; write about the South. Additionally, writers must have not yet published a full-length volume in the genre that they are entering. For example, writers are still eligible for the emerging fiction writers contest if published in volume form in nonfiction or poetry. Manuscripts of fiction considered: up to 5,000 words, typed and double-spaced. Poetry considered: a single poem, or up to five to be counted as a group, typed. Entry must not have been previously published in any form. Entry must not have previously won recognition in any other contest. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.



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