North Carolina State Fiction Contest
Deadline October 15, formerly October 13. Neutral free contest for North Carolina authors with no published fiction books awards $500 for fiction (up to 5,000 words) and $250 for shorter fiction (up to 1,200 words). Authors may enter one story in each category. UNC professors/instructors and previous winners are ineligible. Entries may not have been published previously either in print or online. No emailed entries accepted. Prior to 2011, the fiction contest was known as the Brenda L. Smart Award for Fiction. Subsequently renamed the James Hurst Prize for Fiction.
Published: September 13, 2021