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Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize

Contest ending today.


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Entry Fees

$10 for NCWN members, $20 for nonmembers


The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication of the winning entry in The Carolina Quarterly.


The Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize honors Harriet Jacobs and Thomas Jones, two pioneering African-American writers from North Carolina, and seeks to convey the rich and varied existence of Black North Carolinians. The contest is administered by the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. The competition is open to any African-American writer whose primary residence is in North Carolina. Entries may be fiction or creative nonfiction, but must be unpublished, no more than 3,000 words, and concerned with the lives and experiences of North Carolina African-Americans. Final judge: Rion Amilcar Scott.

Contact Information

Ed Southern, Executive Director.
[email protected]

Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize
UNC Creative Writing Program
Attn: Anita Braxton
Greenlaw Hall, CB#3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520


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