Contests

With the South Carolina Academy of Authors, SCWA co-sponsors an annual writing contest for SC writers in fiction and poetry

POETRY

Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship

Award is $1500, two tickets to the 2020 SCAA induction (with hotel accommodation if necessary), and a SCAA Induction awards brunch in your honor the following morning. Entry Fee is $20.00, payable online with PayPal. There is no restriction on form or content. Submit up to 5 unpublished poems (totaling no more than 10 pages).

​This year’s final judges will be Ashley M Jones.

Applicants must be full-time residents of South Carolina and must not have won this Fellowship in the previous three years. To enter:

  • upon receipt of payment, please email your poems as a file attachment (Word or PDF) to: scaapoetryfellowships@gmail.com,
  • include a cover page with your name, home address, email, and phone number. Your name should not appear elsewhere on the poems,
  • indicate on the cover sheet which contest you are entering (“McCray Nickens Fellowship”). 

FICTION

Coker Fellowship in Fiction

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award is $1500, two tickets to the SCAA induction (with hotel accommodation if necessary), and a SCAA Induction awards brunch in your honor the following morning. Entry Fee is $20.00, payable online with PayPal. There is no restriction on content, but submissions may not exceed 15 pages double-spaced and must be either one original, unpublished short story or one excerpt from a longer, unpublished work.

This year’s final judge will be David Joy.

Applicants must be full-time residents of South Carolinaand must not have won this Fellowship the previous three years. To enter:

  • upon receipt of payment, please email your poems as a file attachment (Word or PDF) to: scaafictionfellowships@gmail.com
  • include a cover page with your name, home address, email, and phone number. Your name should not appear elsewhere on the poems,
  • indicate on the cover sheet which contest you are entering (“Coker Fellowship”). 

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