South Carolina Academy of Authors offers poetry and fiction fellowships

The South Carolina Academy of Authors invites entries for its annual fellowships in poetry and fiction. Fellows receive $1,000 and are invited to the Academy’s induction ceremony in April.

Fellowship applicants must be full-time South Carolina residents. There are no restrictions on content, however submitted works must unpublished. December 1, 2013, is the deadline for both competitions.

The judge for the 2013 Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship competition is Lavonne J. Adams, author of Through the Glorieta Pass (Pearl Editions). She teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She is the recipient of the Persephone Poetry Prize for her chapbook Everyday Still Life, and the Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Chapbook Award for In the Shadow of the Mountain. She has been published in more than 50 additional venues, including Prairie Schooner, Missouri Review, Cincinnati Review and Crab Orchard Review.

Randall Kenan, the Fiction Fellowship judge, is the author of the novel  A Visitation of Spirits (Grove Press, 1989) and a collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, (Harcourt Brace, 1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was among The New York Times Notable Books of 1992. He is also the author of a biography of James Baldwin (1993) and recently edited The Cross of Redemption: The Uncollected Writings of James Baldwin (Pantheon, 2010). His latest book, The Fire This Time, was published in May 2007. Kenan is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Visit the S.C. Academy of Authors website for application guidelines.

About the S.C. Academy of Authors
The Academy’s principal purpose is to identify and recognize the state’s distinguished writers and to promote their literature’s influence on our cultural heritage. Public recognition of our state’s literary hall of fame not only serves to increase the general readership of authors working today but also leads to the rediscovery of works from the past.

Via: S.C. Academy of Authors