Coker Fellowship in Fiction
Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Coker Fellowship in Fiction, supported by the Coker Family Foundation and co-sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the South Carolina Writers Association, recognizes the talent of emerging and established fiction writers in the state of South Carolina.
Award is $1500, publication in Catfish Stew, and an invitation to read and be honored at the SCAA awards luncheon in April of 2021.
There is no restriction on content, but submissions may not exceed 15 pages double-spaced and must be either one original, unpublished short story or one excerpt from a longer, unpublished work.
We will accept entries in doc, docx, rtf, and pdf file formats.
Applicants must be full-time residents of South Carolina and must not have won this Fellowship in the previous three years.
Your name should not appear elsewhere on the pages submitted. Include contact information in the appropriate fields along with a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager. Submit your entry using Submittable here
This year’s final judge will be Wiley Cash
Questions about the Coker Fellowship in Fiction should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy. The founder of the Open Canon Book Club and co-founder of the Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency, he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Weymouth Center. He serves as the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and lives in North Carolina with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their two daughters.