Thursday, January 30, 2020
$15 for NCWN members, $25 for nonmembers.
$1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review.
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
Submit two copies (if submitting by mail) of an unpublished fiction manuscript – short story or self-contained novel excerpt – not to exceed 3,000 words, double-spaced, single-sided pages (1″ margins, 12-pt. Times New Roman font).
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: $15 for NCWN members, $25 for nonmembers.
The entry fee is per submission. You may submit multiple entries.
You may pay the member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
Entries will not be returned.
The winner is announced each April.
Simultaneous submissions ok, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
When you submit online at https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit, Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($15 NCWN members / $25 non-members). (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information. For more information about Submittable, click here.)
To submit as a Member of NCWN ($15), click here.
To submit as a Non-Member of NCWN ($25), click here.
To submit by regular mail:
Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Great Smokies Writing Program
1 University Heights – CPO 1915
Asheville, NC 28804
Questions? Please contact Tommy Hays, [email protected]
North Carolina Writers' Network
www.ncwriters.org / [email protected]