A Day for Writers 2019 - Presenters and Registration form

Sylva, NC, August 24, 2019,

C. Hope Clark, Joseph Bathanti, David Joy, Karen Holmes, Carol Crawford, Pat Vestal, Katie Winkler, Meagan Lucas

9:00 - 4:30, fee includes lunch, coffee, drinks and pastries
Copy registration form and mail with check or money order to:
NCWN-West, % Glenda Beall,
PO Box 843, Hayesville, NC 28904

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Showing posts with label flash fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flash fiction. Show all posts

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Reminder: Call for Submissions North Carolina Writers’ Network–West Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest, ends August 31, 2016

Who’s Eligible: Members of NCWN-West whose dues are paid up to date.   

Original Work: The entry must be the author's original work and not previously published.

Eligible Genres: All fiction except children’s fiction. 

Dates: Submissions will be accepted beginning June 1, 2016. All entries must be emailed or postmarked by August 31, 2016.

Entry Fees: An individual writer may enter up to three submissions. A fee of $5.00 must accompany each entry. Entry fees will be used for awarding prizes to the winner or winners.

Length: The word count (excluding the title) may not exceed 300 words.

How to Enter: No entry form is required. Electronic and paper entries are acceptable. Handwritten copies cannot be accepted.
To submit by email, copy and paste the manuscript into the body of an email or send the manuscript as an email attachment to novelistapproach@gmail.com.
Checks for email and paper entry fees, as well as paper manuscripts, should be submitted by mail to Pat Meece Davis, 23 Tutor Lane, Brevard, NC 28712.

Author’s Identifying Info: The author's identifying information and manuscript title should appear on the subject line of the email or on a separate sheet of paper if entering by mail.
You may enter up to three manuscripts, but each entry must be submitted separately with a $5.00 fee for each.

Judges: Judging will be non-biased. Writers’ identities will not be shared with the judges.

Agreement: By entering this contest, the author agrees NCWN-West may publish the winning entry/entries on its website. Polish and proofread your work.  
The winner will be asked to provide a short paragraph biography to accompany the published manuscript.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Old Mountain Press (OMP) is accepting submissions for, "Wish You Were Here: A Poetry and Prose Anthology", Deadline for submissions March 6, 2016

Old Mountain Press will publish a collection of poetry by a number of poets. Their goal is to gather enough quality poems and flash fiction for an estimated 50 to 90 page book with the theme being anything travel related to places you have been or would like to go: the place, the people, the food, etc.

OMP are accepting submissions February 6th to March 6, 2016.
Here are the guidelines and the link to an online submission form:
  • Author must have rights to the poem (previously published OK, but not in an OMP anthology).
  • Poem may not exceed 36 lines (including title, author's name and blank lines). Poetry lines that exceed 55 letters and spaces will wrap and count as two lines.
  • Flash fiction may not exceed 325 words (bottom line is that it must fit on a 8.5"x5.5" page).
  • Only one poem/flash fiction per writer, so give it your best shot:-)
  • Submissions accepted from a former contributor or someone recommended by a former contributor


Saturday, December 29, 2012


The Sixth Annual Press 53 Open Awards Accepting Entries Until March 31, 2013

5 Categories, 3 Winners in Each: Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, Novella (Finalists and Winners Announced No Later Than June 28, 2013)

5 Industry-Professional Judges (see below)

5 Beautiful Etched-Glass Awards (Personalized award certificates for Second Prize and Honorable Mention)

13 Opportunities for Publication: First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, and First Prize in Novella will be published in the 2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology

Entering is now easier using Submittable, the free online submission manager! For complete details and entry guidelines, visit http://www.press53.com/OpenAwards_2013.html

Meet Our Judges:

Poetry, judged by Kelly Davio, author of the poetry collection Burn This House (Red Hen Press), and editor of LA Review: Three poems judged as a group.

Flash Fiction, judged by Jane Ciabattari, former president of the National Book Critics Circle, author of the short story collection Stealing the Fire (Canios Editions): Fiction up to 750 words.

Short-Short Story, judged by David James Poissant, multi-award-winning author with forthcoming story collection and novel from Simon & Schuster: Fiction of 751-2000 words.

Short Story, judged by Robin Black, author of If I loved you, I would tell you this (Random House): Fiction of 2001-5000 words.

Novella, judged by David Abrams, author of Fobbitt (Grove/Atlantic), and editor of The Quivering Pen: Fiction of 12,000-25,000 words.

For complete judges’ bios and entry guidelines, visit http://www.press53.com/OpenAwards_2013.html

Previous winners of the Press 53 Open Awards who have gone on to publish books with Press 53 include:

Malaika King Albrecht (What the Trapeze Artist Trusts): Second Prize, Poetry 2009

Ryan Stone (Best Road Yet): First Prize, Short Story 2009

Amy Willoughby-Burle (Out Across the Nowhere): First Prize, Flash Fiction 2010

Kurt Rheinheimer (Finding Grace): Second Prize, Short Story 2010

Ray Morrison (In a World of Small Truths): First Prize, Short Story 2011

Nahal S. Jamir (In the Middle of Many Mountains, forthcoming Spring 2013): Second Prize, Flash Fiction 2012

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Robert S. King, Poet and Director of FutureCycle

I spent an interesting evening with poet and publisher, Robert S. King and his wife, Diane. I asked questions, and they tried their best to educate me about the world of small press publishing. My head was spinning when I left, trying to keep everything in mind. I am sure I'll be asking them more questions in the future.
Robert is a well-published poet who was featured recently on Living Above the Frost Line. Since retiring in  2010 he has been devoting himself full-time to writing, editing, and publishing. Diane works for the publishing company and has been extremely busy reading manuscripts submitted for their latest contest.She said at one time she was a dedicated writer and poet, but is now engrossed totally in publishing.

Robert is currently the Director of FutureCycle Press,  http://www.futurecycle.org/  and serves as President of the Georgia Poetry Society (http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/). Additionally, he is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and the North Carolina Writers Network.

Having recently moved to the mountains of North Georgia, bordering North Carolina and Tennessee, Robert was surprised to find so many writers in the area. We are pleased to see him at the critique groups and readings in Murphy, Hiawassee, and Hayesville.

I am enjoying Robert's poetry book, The Hunted River, and  I am impressed with FutureCycle Press, the website, and the knowledge of writing, editing and publishing shared with me by Robert and Diane -- generous people.

By the way, if you aren't a poet, the press also publishes original flash fiction. Look on the website for their FutureCycle Flash Fiction Book Prize which includes a $500 award plus publication.