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Sunday, September 20, 2015

N C S U Short story Contest

An unpublished SHORT STORY of no more than 20 double-spaced pages; limit 5000 words. The James Hurst Fiction Prize for the winning story is $500. There will also be some Honorable Mention awards.
A unpublished SHORT-SHORT FICTION story of no more than 5 double-spaced typed pages; limit 1200 words. Top prize $250.
You may enter one story in both categories.

Here are the RULES:

The contest is open to all North Carolina residents except 1) tenured/tenure-track professors in the University of North Carolina system or 2) writers with a published book, 3) previous winners.
Your entry may not have been published in either printed form or by an established online venue.
All entries must be double-spaced, typed, and please include a word count on the first page. Do NOT put your name on the story, so it may be judged anonymously. Put your name, email address and phone number on a separate cover sheet.
Previous finalists should submit new work.
No email submissions accepted. Due to volume, we cannot contact each contestant or return stories afterwards.

DEADLINE (all entries must be postmarked by) OCTOBER 12th, 2015

Contestants should submit their entries to:

NCSU Short Story Contest
Campus Box 8105
English Department
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Up the stairs Poetry

Up The Stairs Poetry at the Carolina Artists’ Colony (formerly held on the third Tuesday of the month has been moved to the third THURSDAY of September)

When:  6:00-8:00pm Thursday, September 17, 2015 

Where: The Carolina Artists’ Colony    148. S. Moore St.    downtown Sanford

***Please note: This 9/17/15 happening is the LAST Up The Stairs Poetry event scheduled at the Colony for 2015***
Featured Poet, C. Pleasants York, will present her original poetry and a display of her visual art in a “Fragments of Forever”- themed reading. Open Mic will follow. 

Light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30pm. Open Mic poets are requested to sign up by 5:45pm.

Attendees are invited to come early and mingle in the Colony’s ten ground floor rooms among the art craft of 100+ NC artists. 

Visit or call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 for more info.