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Writers, poets, playwrights: enter the Porter Fleming Literary Competition!

Writers age 18 and over residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are eligible to apply for the Porter Fleming Literary Competition. Entries must be postmarked no later than Feb. 2, 2015. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online media and not accepted by any publisher at the time they are entered. Manuscripts previously submitted to the Porter Fleming Literary Competition may not be resubmitted. Submit as many entries in as many categories as you wish. Competition categories:

  • Fiction – short stories only (2,500 words maximum)
  • Nonfiction – article or essay (2,500 words maximum)
  • Poetry – (up to three poems per entry, not to exceed five pages total per entry)
  • One-Act Play – (professional format required, limited to 15 pages)
Awards (cash awards in each category):
  • First Place – $1,000
  • Second Place – $500
  • Third Place – $250
View the complete guidelines and application online. Organized by the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Porter Fleming Literary Competition is in its 22nd year of recognizing outstanding writing and writers. The competition honors the memory of Porter Fleming, one of Augusta’s leading citizens and foremost philanthropists. Via: Morris Museum of Art

Writers! Submit your work to the Porter Fleming Literary Competition

Writers age 18 and over residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are eligible to apply for the Porter Fleming Literary Competition. Entries must be postmarked no later than July 19, 2013. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online media and not accepted by any publisher at the time they are entered. Manuscripts previously submitted to the Porter Fleming Literary Competition may not be resubmitted. Submit as many entries in as many categories as you wish. Competition categories:

  • Fiction - short stories only (2,500 words maximum)
  • Nonfiction - article or essay (2,500 words maximum)
  • Poetry - (up to three poems per entry, not to exceed five pages total per entry)
  • One-Act Play - (professional format required, limited to 15 pages)
Awards (cash awards in each category):
  • First Place - $1,000
  • Second Place - $500
  • Third Place - $250
View the complete guidelines and application online. Organized by the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Porter Fleming Literary Competition is in its 20th year of recognizing outstanding writing and writers. The competition honors the memory of Porter Fleming, one of Augusta's leading citizens and foremost philanthropists. Via: Morris Museum of Art  

Free Times invites authors to promote their books

The Free Times, Columbia's alternative weekly newspaper, has launched a new feature, "Arts Desk Inbox - S.C. Authors, S.C. Books" to help authors promote their books. Each week the newspaper will carry short items about books either written by local authors or about local topics, with local interpreted "broadly to include parts of South Carolina outside the Midlands -- and maybe occasionally outside the state borders, but somewhere in the South." Print books, e-books, commercially published, self-published, fiction, nonfiction -- all will be considered. Read the complete announcement and find out how to submit your book. Via: Free Times

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Experienced authors eager to help writers

You've been writing and rewriting, revising and editing. Is your manuscript ready for an expert's critique? The Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg has launched the Open Door Critique Program to match emerging writers with experienced authors who will critique and suggest revisions for your manuscript. The program is for complete manuscripts that have been revised considerably. (The closer the manuscript is to a final draft the more beneficial the critique.) Critiques are available in mainstream and literary fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, young adult literature and poetry. Critiquers will provide detailed comments and edits and meet with writers in person or via Skype. Visit Hub City Writers Project to find out more and meet the critiquers -- published novelists, journalists, poets, essayists, short story writers and editors eager to help writers achieve their goals. Via: Hub City Writers Project