2022 McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship & Coker Fiction Fellowship

SCWA co-sponsors with the South Carolina Academy of Authors the Carrie McCray Nickens Poetry Fellowship Award and the Coker Fiction Fellowship Award. Congratulations to 2021 award recipients Elizabeth Robin (poetry) and Kathryn Etters Lovatt (fiction). The contests were judged by Tiana Clark (poetry) and Wiley Cash (fiction).

The 2022 contests will be judged by Kwame Dawes (poetry) and LeAnne Howe (fiction.) For information about the contests, go to the South Carolina Academy of Authors website here. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THESE FELLOWSHIPS HAS PASSED.


Del Shores Foundation Southern & LGBTQ+ Writers Search

The Del Shores Foundation is conducting a writers search open to Southern LGBT+ playwrights and screenwriters. Participants must be a current resident of one of 15 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia – and must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. For more details on criteria and submissions, go to Del Shores Foundation.

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