Hub City/Emrys Writing Prize Opens January 1st


The Hub City/Emrys Writing Prize will be awarded in April 2019 for excellence in poetry or fiction. All entries must be received by midnight March 1, 2019. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a full-time resident of Greenville, Spartanburg, or Polk County, NC. Submissions open January 1, 2019.

The winner will receive a full scholarship to Hub City’s “Writing in Place” conference July 20-22 at Wofford College. Full scholarship includes: meals, room and board, and a manuscript critique with a faculty member.

Submit one unpublished short story or poem of no more than 10 double-spaced pages with 12-point type. You can make only one submission. Put your name and email address on a coversheet but not on the manuscript itself.

All entries must be submitted electronically. Submit here.

This contest is sponsored annually by the Hub City Writers Project of Spartanburg and the Emrys Foundation of Greenville. Board members and employees are not eligible for the prize. Winners may not submit in the year following their award.

Last year's winner was Darlene Cah, and the runner up was Nancy Pemberton.