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Lit/South Awards (Deadline: November 1)

Charlotte Lit’s Lit/South Awards are open until November 1, 2023. Current and past residents of North Carolina and its border states — Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia — are invited to enter their work in three categories: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Winners in each category receive $1,000, and an additional $3,000 prize pool is shared by the remaining finalists. All winners, finalists, and selected semi-finalists will be published in the Spring 2024 issue of Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit.

Categories & Judges:

  • Poetry, Jericho Brown: 1-3 poems, up to five pages
  • Fiction, Clyde Edgerton: up to 4000 words
  • Nonfiction, Maggie Smith: up to 4000 words

See guidelines.

Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc. – “Charlotte Lit” – is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center formed in August 2015 by writers Kathie Collins and Paul Reali. Charlotte Lit’s mission is to celebrate the literary arts by educating and engaging writers and readers through classes, conversations, and community.