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Jul 28, 2011
Curtis Rogers

South Carolina Academy of Authors Announces Poetry Fellowship

The South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA) announces its third annual $1000 fellowship in poetry.

Submission Guidelines: Applicants must be full-time South Carolina Residents. All entries must be typed or computer printed on 8 ½ X 11 paper. There is no restriction to form or content. Postmark deadline is Friday November 11, 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned.

To apply: Two copies of manuscript with separate cover sheet. Manuscript must consist of 6-10 pages of unpublished poems, with no more than one poem per page. Poet’s name must not appear on manuscript pages. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept electronic submissions. Cover Sheet must contain poet’s name and contact information (USPS mailing address, email address, phone number) and titles of poems. $15.00 entry fee, payable to South Carolina Academy of Authors.

Send two copies of the manuscript with one cover sheet and application fee to: Elizabeth Bernardin, 407 Meeting Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. Phone: 843-546-5554, email:libbypoet@gmail.com.

Winner will be notified by email or telephone. SCAA Board Members are not eligible to apply.

Judge for the 2011 Nickens Fellowship Competition: Keith Flynn is the author of five books, including four collections of poetry: The Talking Drum (1991), The Book of Monsters (1994),The Lost Sea (2000), and The Golden Ratio (Iris Press, 2007), and a collection of essays, entitled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing(Writer’s Digest Books, 2007). His award-winning poetry and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies around the world, and Flynn has been awarded the Sandburg Prize for poetry, the ASCAP Emerging Songwriter Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award and was twice named the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for NC. Flynn is founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review.

For more information about the South Carolina Academy of Authors, please visitwww.scacademyofauthors.org.

Jul 25, 2011
Curtis Rogers

South Carolina Academy of Authors Announces Fiction Fellowship

The South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA) announces its first annual $1000 fellowship in fiction. Entries may be previously unpublished short stories or excerpts from unpublished longer works.  Limit 15 pages per submission, one submission per author.   There are no restrictions on content; however, applicants must be full-time South Carolina residents. SCAA board members are ineligible.  Winner will be invited to SCAA induction ceremony in April, 2012.

Submissions must be typed on 8.5 x 11 paper.  Author’s name must not appear on manuscript.  Send two hard copies of story/chapter with separate cover sheet specifying author’s name, contact information and submission title, plus $15 submission fee payable to SCAA.
DEADLINE: Entries postmarked no later than November 11, 2011.

Send submissions and $15 application fee payable to SCAA to Jon Tuttle, Department of English, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence SC 29502.  Contact Jon Tuttle for more information at Jtuttle@fmarion.edu.

Mark Powell, this year’s judge, is the author of Prodigals and Blood Kin (winner of the Peter Taylor Prize), and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Prague Summer Institute. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals asRivendellThe Southeastern ReviewYemasseeThe South Carolina Review and The North Carolina Review. He holds degrees from The Citadel, the University of South Carolina and Yale Divinity School. He lives in Deland, Florida and teaches at Stetson University.

For more information about the South Carolina Academy of Authors, please visitwww.scacademyofauthors.org.