Friday, June 28, 2013

Novel Contest for Writers From/Living In/Writing About the South

The Carolina Wren Press is now accepting submission for the Lee Smith Novel Prize:

“Carolina Wren Press will choose one unpublished novel to receive the Lee Smith Novel Prize, an award of $1,000 and publication in honor of esteemed Southern author, literary mentor, and teacher Lee Smith. The award will be presented to a novel by an author from, living in, or writing about the American South–authors need only meet one of these qualifications, not all three. It is our hope to find and promote novelists from the South and their novels and, in the process, to explore and expand the definition of Southern literature. Electronic submissions will be accepted from June 15, 2013 through October 15, 2013 via Submittable using the following link: Submissions must be original, previously unpublished novels, written by one person, in English, at least 50,000 words in length.”


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.