Starkey Flythe Jr.’s Poetry Prize Deadline July 31st!

Starkey Flythe Jr. Poetry Prize

In honor of Starkey Flythe Jr.’s commitment to poetry in the CSRA and the surrounding region $500 will be awarded as first prize and $250 to the runner-up in a contest honoring his memory.

Writers must live in Georgia or South Carolina. Deadline: July 31, 2017.
Submit contest entries to

SUBMIT by sending up to 3 unpublished poems in PDF attachment, each poem a separate attachment, one poem per page no more than 30 lines. Please use single space and 11-12 point font only, NTR or Ariel. There is no entry fee.
Your name or any other identifying information must not appear in the poems. Please include a cover letter with the titles of the poems you are submitting and your preferred contact information in the body of the email. Final judging is blind.

The winner and runner-up will be announced September 23, 2017 at The Berry Fleming Poetry Festival. These poems will be published on the festival website: THE BERRY FLEMING POETRY FESTIVAL

Emrys/Hub City Contest Winners Reading is Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM

Join four winners of the annual Hub City/Emrys Creative Writing Prizes reading from their winning works Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Hub City Bookshop, 186 W Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Emrys member Jill A. Coyle of Travelers Rest, poetry winner, will read “Communion" and Emrys member James Raff of Greenville, poetry runner-up, will read “Benediction.”  Fiction prize winner Erika Pertell of Spartanburg will read from her story, "Supper." Matt Matthews of Greenville, fiction runner-up, will read from "Charles Wesley Bartlett Saves the Day."

Join the Emrys Foundation on May 9th for the 2017 Emrys Journal launch!

The Emrys Foundation will launch Volume 34 of the 2017 Emrys Journal.on May 9th at 7 PM at Chicora Alley downtown Greenville.  This year’s contributors are not only local writers from Greenville and Spartanburg but from far away places like China and Cuba.  The 2017 issue also includes a special interview with New York Times best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson.  The May 9th event will feature readings from this year’s contributors.

Sarah Stickney Reading at M.Judson Saturday, April 29, 7pm


Please join us for a reading by the winner of the first Emrys Chapbook Prize!

Location: M.Judson 130 South Main St.

"These poems are smart, savvy, and original. They will prompt 'a happy clapping' among their readers, accompanied by murmurs (and for the less timid: shouts) of delight." - Thomas Lux, 2016 judge

Find out more and discover why Sarah Stickney's, "Portico" is the winner of last year's prize!