Anthology ContestGet Published!
We’re eager to showcase the creativity of the talented writers in the Winston-Salem area — so we’re kicking off our 3rd anthology contest, to showcase the best of our 2013 work.
This edition offers twelve chances to win: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in four writing categories:
- Poetry (submit up to 3 poems, 10 pages maximum)
- Flash Fiction (fiction up to 750 words)
- Short Story (fiction up to 2500 words)
- Memoir/Essay/Creative Nonfiction (up to 2500 words)
Each entry must be original work and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but authors must notify Winston-Salem Writers immediately and withdraw from the contest if their work is accepted elsewhere.
The anthology will be sold at the 2013 Bookmarks Festival as well as at area bookstores. Winners will receive a free copy, and the opportunity to purchase additional copies at a reduced rate.
All works will be read blind. Preliminary judges are published members of Winston-Salem Writers. They will not be eligible to submit to the contest, and will disqualify themselves from judging any work that they may recognize.
Each of our final judges are distinguished in their genres. We are pleased to have them joining us for the 2013 Anthology Contest:
Poetry: North Carolina native Terri Kirby Erickson is author of three collections of poetry, including In the Palms of Angels (Press 53), winner of a Nautilus Silver Award for Poetry and a Gold Medal for Poetry in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her work has been published in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, 2013 Poet’s Market, JAMA, The Christian Science Monitor, North Carolina Literary Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Verse Daily, and many others. She has won numerous awards for her poetry, and is the 2013 Leidig Keynote Poet for Emory & Henry College in Virginia.
Flash Fiction: Curtis Smith’s stories and essays have appeared in over seventy-five literary journals. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. He is the author of the novels An Unadorned Life, Sound and Noise, and Truth or Something Like It. His story collections include In the Jukebox Light, The Species Crown, and Bad Monkey. His essay collection Witness was released in 2010 from Sunnyoutside Press. His most recent book is Beasts and Men, a story collection from Press 53. His next novel, Lovepain, will be published by Aqueous Press in 2015.
Short Story: Susan Woodring is the author of a novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction has appeared in Isotope, Passages North, turnrow, and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short fiction was shortlisted for Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010. Susan is a writing instructor at Salem College’s Courses for the Community and will be leading a novel-writing workshop this summer at Wildacres Writers’ Workshop.
Memoir/Essay/Creative Nonfiction: Tara L. Masih is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (a ForeWord Book of the Year), The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (a Skipping Stones Honor Book), and author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows (a National Best Books Award finalist). She has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (including Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, The Pedestal, Night Train, and The Caribbean Writer), and she judges the intercultural essay contest for the annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards.
HOW TO ENTER
Submit entries by email only to Contests@wswriters.org. Each email serves as a cover sheet for one attached entry, and should include your name, address, telephone and email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re submitting, word count and the title of the entry. Attach the entry as a Word document.
Use a standard font (Times preferred) in 12-pt. type, in black ink, double-spaced, with the title and page number on each page. Poetry should be single-spaced; 3 poems counts as one entry. Your name must not appear on your manuscript pages, or your entry will be disqualified.
READING FEES and PAYMENT
Entry fees, $10 non-members/$5 members for each entry, may be paid by Paypal using the button below, or by check payable to Winston-Salem Writers mailed to WSW Treasurer, 4153 Greenmead Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Multiple entries will be accepted, but each must be accompanied by a reading fee. Work may be withdrawn from the contest at any time, but reading fees will not be refunded.
All entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013. Winston-Salem Writers reserves the right to extend the deadline if necessary.
The judges’ decisions will be announced at the Winston-Salem Writers annual meeting in June, 2013. Winners will be previously notified by phone or by email. Entrants may check the Winston-Salem Writers website for winners or email us for a list of winners after the annual meeting.
First, second, and third place winners in each category will be published in the Winston-Salem Writers 2013 Anthology. They will receive one free copy, and will be able to purchase additional copies at a discounted price.
By entering the Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, writers give Winston-Salem Writers permission to publish the entered work or works in the Winston-Salem Writers Anthology and to list the author’s name in the Anthology, on the Winston-Salem Writers Website, and in press releases and other attendant publicity.
Author retains copyright to the work or works entered and published. Winston-Salem Writers is granted a one-time right to publish the work or works in the Winston-Salem Writers Anthology.
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Anthology Contest Entry Fee
The Anthology Contest entry fee for members is $5; for non-members $10. Click the button below to pay online via PayPal.