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Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition


Monday, January 15, 2018


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Entry Fees

$10 (members of NC Writers' Network) / $12 (non-members)


$1,000 / $300 / $200 and possible publication in Ecotone.


The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism.

Simultaneous submissions ok, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Each entry must be an original and previously unpublished manuscript of no more than 2,000 words, typed in a 12-point standard font (i.e., Times New Roman) and double-spaced.

Author’s name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.)

An entry fee must accompany the manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, one manuscript per entry fee: $10 for NCWN members, $12 for nonmembers.

You may pay the member entry fee if you join NCWN with your submission. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Entries will not be returned. Winners will be announced in March.

Contact Information

Entries can be submitted in one of two ways:

1. Send two printed copies through the U.S. Postal Service (see guidelines and address below), along with a check for the appropriate fee, made payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network.

2. Submit an electronic copy online at, and pay by VISA or MasterCard.

If submitting by mail, send submission to:

North Carolina Writers' Network
ATTN: Rose Post
PO Box 21591
Winston-Salem, NC 27120


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