The 2014 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is now open.
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. Facilitated by Anthony S. Abbott, professor emeritus of English at Davidson College, the competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
Marianne Gingher is the final judge. Her novel, Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit, was made into an NBC "Movie-of-the-Week" in 1992, starring Tom Wopat and Jean Smart. She directed the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1997-2002.
Here are the complete guidelines:
Contest opens December 1; deadline is January 30, 2014.
The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages (1" margins, 12-pt. 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.
An entry fee must accompany the manuscript: $15 for NCWN members, $25 for nonmembers.
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.
To submit online, go here. Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($15 NCWN members / $25 for non-members).
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