A prize of $1,000 is given annually for an essay that "is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians." The winning essay will also be considered for publication in Ecotone. Benjamin Rachlin will judge. Submit two copies of an essay of up to 2,000 words with a $12 entry fee ($10 for NCWN members) by January 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
North Carolina Writers' Network, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. Ed Southern, Executive Director.