Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild 

Team Leader: Donna Campbell Smith

FCAC Writers Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. New members are always welcome. The Writer’s Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. Follow the Writer’s Guild on Facebook.  
 DD’s Starving Writers Contest - First Prize $500!
  The Franklin County Writers’ Guild is the recipient of an anonymous gift to fund a free fiction writers contest titled DD’s Starving Writers Contest. This will be a one-time only fiction contest with the following prizes: 1st place-$500.00; 2ndplace-$250.00; 3rd place-$100.00. The final judge for the contest is Nancy Peacock, the author of the novels Life Without Water (chosen as a New York Times Notable Book), Home Across the Road, and The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, as well as the memoir and “writing-in-the-real-world” guide A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life. Peacock was Piedmont Laureate in 2018. She has facilitated several writing workshops and retreats for women. Her free Prompt Writing Class has been active since 2003 and continues to gain in popularity.

The following guidelines must be strictly adhered to for submissions to be accepted:

The contest is only accepting fiction writing which may include short stories or novel excerpts. Submission dates: December 1, 2018-May 1, 2019

Email manuscripts not exceeding 3000 words, double spaced, 12 pt Time Roman font.

Submissions shall not have been previously published and only one submission per author. Send only your own original work. FCAC members of the contest committee, or anyone associated with this contest may not enter.

Your manuscript should not have your name or any identifying information on it. All contact information: Name, title of submission, address, phone number, email address and a short author bio must be on a separate cover page. Send entries and cover page as email attachments to
 FCAC Writers Guild Launches Sixth Edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal

Members of the Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers Guild along with contributing writers from across the State gathered at Vance Granville Community College November 29th to celebrate the publication of their sixth edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal.

Ellen Queen, FCAC executive director, presented awards to the winners of the FCAC Carolina Prize for Writing to Sylvia Freeman, who lives in Durham, for the poetry division and to Judy Reed of Wake Forest for the prose division. Each winner received a check for $100. Winner of the cover art contest and a $25 honorarium was Patricia Joynes of Boone, NC.

Copies of County Lines may be purchased at FCAC’s Main Street Gallery in Louisburg or one can order copies

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FCAC Writers Guild Day Retreat Coming in May. Mark Your Calendars!

Enjoy a day of writing and networking on the shores of Falls Lake

RETREAT DATE: May 4, 2019 TIME: 9:00 AM-5PM

Location: Rolling View Recreation Area in the Falls of Neuse State Park, Raleigh, NC

Details to follow!

Donna Campbell Smith

Contact for directions to meeting place and information about the Writer’s Guild.