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Charlotte Lit: 2024 LIT/South Awards (Deadline: November 1)

Open October 1 – November 1. 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. Guidelines are below, and (when the contest is open) at Charlotte Lit’s Submittable site.

$6,000 in total prizes! Winners in each category receive $1,000, and an additional $3,000 prize pool is shared by the remaining longlist selections. And all winners and longlist selections will be published in the Spring 2024 issue of Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit.

Poetry Judge: Jericho Brown

Nonfiction Judge: Maggie Smith

Fiction Judge: Clyde Edgerton

Learn more and read submissions guidelines.

About the Organization

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. Our first program, Light the Night with Lit, featuring the poet Linda Pastan, was held in February 2016. Today, we have more than 250 members and hold more than 100 events annually.

Charlotte Lit’s mission is to celebrate the literary arts by educating and engaging writers and readers through classes, conversations, and community.

Our vision is to be a valued and vital part of the Charlotte arts community and become a premier creative writing center for the region.

Charlotte Lit is a community, open to all. Through our programming and practices, we consciously reach out to non-majority and under-represented groups and individuals. — Charlotte Lit’s Statement of Inclusivity, adopted by our Board of Directors