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Free Chapbooks and Competition Deadlines

Looking for that unique stocking stuffer or a gift for one of the eight nights of Hanukah? During the month of December, if you renew your membership or give someone else a gift membership, you will receive a free prize-winning poetry chapbook. These are collector’s items from years past and are limited editions.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit

There’s also still time to submit to the following North Carolina Writers’ Network literary competitions. For guidelines, please click here:

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Postmark deadline: December 20
Honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in the Thomas Wolfe Review.

Doris Betts Fiction Prize
Postmark deadline: February 1
Awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Select finalists also will be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Postmark deadline: February 14
Awards the winner publication in the Crucible literary journal and $200.