Emrys Press Chapbook Prize Submissions Open May 15th!

Call for Manuscripts:  May 15, 2017 through July 15, 2017. The winning volume will be published in Dec 2017, by Emrys Press.

The Emrys Press Chapbook Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author; translations are not eligible. The winning poet will receive a $1000 honorarium upon publication plus 20 copies of the book. In addition, he/she will be invited as guest for one week of the Rensing Center, a gorgeous arts/writing retreat near Greenville SC, in the Appalachian foothills (see www.rensingcenter.org). * The winning book and author will be featured on the Emrys website.

Click here for submission guidelines!

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 acaFlythejrprize@gmail.com.

SUBMIT by sending up to 3 unpublished poems in PDF attachment, each poem a separate attachment, one poem per page no more than 30 lines.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.