Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

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Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Winner to receive $1,500 from the North Carolina Humanities Council

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award. Entries must be deeply engaged with North Carolina by drawing on particular North Carolina connections or memories. Submissions will be accepted online from April 9-July 13, 2018.

The winner will be announced at the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Fall Conference in Charlotte, November 2-4, and will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a stipend for a writer’s residency at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

About Linda Flowers and the Linda Flowers Literary Award:

The Council was privileged to have Linda Flowers as one of its Trustees from 1992 to 1998. She was a professor, humanist, and the author of “Throwed Away: Failures of Progress in Eastern North Carolina” which as Flowers said focused “on real men and women having to make their way in the face of a changing, onrushing and typically uncaring world.”  As a way to celebrate her legacy, the Award seeks to celebrate excellence in the humanities achieved by people, like Flowers, who not only identify with North Carolina, but who explore the promises, the problems, the experiences, the meanings, and the many cultures of our state through writing. For more information on the award, including past recipients, please click here.

2018 Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries must be from authors who are at least 18 years of age and currently live in North Carolina
  • Submissions should detail examinations of intimate, provocative, and inspiring portraiture of North Carolina, its people and cultures
  • Entries should celebrate excellence in the humanities.
  • Entries, regardless of genre (fiction, nonfiction or poetry), should be original, unpublished works of no more than 10 pages.  

For the full list of guidelines and how to submit click here. 

Press Contact:

Melanie Moore

North Carolina Humanities Council

(704) 687-1520