Showing posts with label writing contests. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing contests. Show all posts

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Contest Winner JC Walkup

We are happy to post the publishing success of JC Walkup whose short story, Sin, about the woman who got revenge on her milk-toast husband and his greedy son, won first place in the Haywood County Silver Arts Contest. Driving West, the post-apocalypse story, took Honorable Mention.

This the fifth First Place win and the first Honorable Mention since she began submitting to contests several years ago. She also has won Second Place three times.

JC Walkup is the author of a novel, Partners, about Texas and Texans.  She lives in Haywood County and served as Haywood County Representative for NCWN West for a number of years.

She speaks of how important it is to belong to a writing critique group. “I'm grateful to my faithful critique group for reading and critiquing both stories. It helps so much to have their support,” JC says.

As most writers know, the fun is in the writing. The work is in the submitting and marketing of your work. JC said, “It is so much more fun to write than it is to do the contests and marketing stuff. My husband, the constant support of my work, reminds me often that it is necessary to expose my work to the world to get better.”


Congratulations, JC for your publication successes, and send us all your good news in the future. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Four Writing Contests to Enter Now

Visit these sites and read the guidelines. Some are for North Carolina residents only and some are open to all. Get your work in now before the deadlines.  


1.       The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction work that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively. The winning entry will be considered for publication by Southern Cultures magazine. The deadline is January 17.

2.       The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist, Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The deadline is January 30.

3.       The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250. Up to ten finalists will be considered for publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. The deadline is February 15.

4.       The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition awards the winner publication in storySouth and $200. This contest opens January 15 and run through March 1.