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Redbud Writing Project Coppice Prize 2023

The Redbud Writing Project is an adult education creative writing school based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re running our second annual fiction contest, called the Coppice Prize, from March 1 through March 31, 2023. 

Arshia Simkin and Emily Cataneo, Redbud’s cofounders, will select ten finalists, and writers Makenna Goodman, Alison B. Hart, and Beth Morgan will select three winners as well as an honorable mention. The first-place winner receives $500, the second-place winner $200, and the third-place winner $100. 

All three winners will be published in an anthology and will receive a free copy of the anthology as well. 

Here are the details! 

Writers must be 18+. 

Maximum length is 4000 words.

Stories must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced. Remove all identifying information, including names and email addresses, from your document. Submissions with identifying information will be automatically disqualified.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Multiple submissions are not. Please select just one story to send to us.

Email with any questions and visit to learn more about us and our ethos. We look forward to reading your work!