A prize of $1,000 and possible publication in the Carolina Quarterly is given annually for a short story or an essay that “conveys the rich and varied existence of Black North Carolinians.” Black writers who live in North Carolina are eligible. Bridgette A. Lacy will judge. Submit two copies of a short story or essay of up to 3,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for NCWN members) by January 2, 2020. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
North Carolina Writers’ Network, Jacobs /Jones African American Literary Prize, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. Ed Southern, Executive Director.