MEETING RECAPS (click link)
MEMBER KUDOS (click link)
May 18th - 6:30 PM: Panel - Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
May 18th - 6:30 PM: Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest Winners Announced
May 21st, 2021 Virtual Open Mic Night - Link to register will be sent in an event announcement email to CWC members.
You do not need to register to come to listen and support your fellow writers. Please login to ZOOM on May 21st.
Meeting ID: 890 9613 5529
Open Mic Nights will remain virtual until COVID pandemic restrictions are lifted.
June TBD - 7:00 PM: CWC’s Virtual Writing Salon with Tiffany Grantham
Charlotte Lit - 4X4CLT, Wednesdays@Lit, a catalog of classes, Studio Two
North Carolina Writers Network
The submission period id now open for "The 2022 Sally Buckner Emerging Writers' Fellowship". Deadline: May 1st - June 30th.
Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and will not have had yet the support needed to achieve major recognition for their work. No specific academic background is required or preferred. The Buckner Fellowship, given in honor of the last poet and educator, is a $500 award and other benefits to help allay the costs associated with the business of writing.This year the fellowship will support an emerging writer of prose, either fiction or creative nonfiction. Guidelines and more
The Writers' Workshop
Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words
North Carolina Arts Council - Artist Opportunites for Submissions. Click on 'Literary Arts' links when you get to the page.
Arts and Science Council - Grants for Creative Individuals
Check out what’s happening at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Check out Resources for Writers. On-going virtual programs Write Like You Mean It! and Poetry in Pajamas and more that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers for writers.
Events from Other Writing Organizations
Kakalak 2021 Anthology of Poetry and Art
Attention Poets & Artists: The submission period for Kakalak 2021 is open from March 1 to May 23, 2021.
Guidelines, and more—are posted at:Kakalak2021. Anne Kaylor, MoonShine Review Press, is now the publisher. Learn more about the anthology born in 2005 and how Kaylor's role has evolved at moonShinereviewpress.
Over the years many CWC poets and editors have contributed to those anthologies. For 2021, Kim Blum-Hyclak and David E. Poston are judges and editors, and founder Richard Allen Taylor is a special guest judge.
April 10th - May 29th - Of Earth and Sky
Originally presented in Gloucester, England and conceptualized by artist Luke Jerram, Of Earth and Sky is a large-scale installation project featuring pieces from local poets that will debut at Charlotte SHOUT! this fall.
Poets of all experience levels interested in participating in the Of Earth and Sky project are invited to attend a workshop hosted by Emmy award-winning poet Boris “Bluz” Rogers and National Poetry Slam champions Jay Ward and Jordan Bailey at the Middleton McMillan Gallery at Spirit Square. Held each Saturday this April and May, the free workshops will allow poets to learn more about the Of Earth and Sky vision and receive writing prompts to help guide their work.
Winning pieces created through the workshops or submitted online will be announced in June. The pieces will then be curated and installed across multiple locations in Charlotte, forming a temporary sculpture trail.
June 21st-25th: 9am - 4pm
Creative Writing Camp for Rising 7th-11th Graders, at Queens University of Charlotte, led by Sarah Creech and other Queens faculty.
Stage Play Writing Competition by Screen Craft - Deadline June 1st to August 31st, Annually
Visit the Screen Craft Website.
This contest is a great opportunity to have your ideas considered by professional writers as this contest seeks to showcase excellent plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential.
855-503-5500 - HOLLYWOOD, CA
Or send an email to INFO@SCREENCRAFT.ORG
The Workshops of Asheville
Call for submissions for three prose contests. For details about all three visit TWOA-Contests.
Humor Me: Stories of fiction or non-fiction, 5,000 words or less. Deadline: is June 30, 2021
Hard Times: 5,000 words or less about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Deadline August 30, 2021
LITERARY FICTION: 5,000 words or less, enter can be short stories or a chapter of a novel. Deadline: September 30, 2021
Call for Personal Stories on the theme of “Trouble— causing, avoiding, getting in, and getting out—with you in the middle.”
Up to 800 words. Deadline is June 30, 2021.
Visit Randell Jones to learn more about submitting to the Personal Story Publishing Project.
Also visit @personalstorypublishingproject or @6minutestories on Facebook.
IGNITE THE SPARK
SCBWI Carolinas members are invited to Ignite the Spark by writing—and drawing—MicroFiction.
Fast, furious fun and inspiration... all within one hour!
Hosted by John Strong & Linda Gerber
Ignite the Spark will be held every third Tuesday of the month.
For more information
Ignite the Spark New Facebook Group
Request to join here!
Queen City Suspects, a New Sisters in Crime Chapter
This Charlotte chapter, was started in December 2019 and is looking for writers and readers and anyone interested to join. Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction. For more about the organization contact the president, Jacy Sellers, at QC Suspects.
Weekend Writeaways at Home
Includes writing time, workshops — and a bunch more ! All levels and genres welcome. Sliding scale - choose your payment comfort level.
Weekend Writeaways at Home are held quarterly.
Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. They are seeking nonfiction stories from people around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom.
Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. The very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.
Submission fee: None
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.
To learn more, please visit our website: Hindsight