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 CWC Nonfiction Contest 
  • Contest is currently Open.
  • This contest is open to all CWC members and to any resident of North Carolina or South Carolina.
  • Entries must original and unpublished. This includes blogs, Facebook, websites and any other digital media.
  • Includes articles and essays on any subject, and any informational piece that is not a fictional story, novel, play or poem.
  • Word Count: Entries must be 750-2000 words.
  • Please follow guidelines in General Manuscript Requirements, Eligibility & Submission Information.
  • Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
  • Entry Fees: CWC Members: $15.00, Non-members: $20.00
  • First Place -- $150 Second Place -- $75 Third Place -- $25
  • Prizes will be awarded in February at the CWC general meeting.
  • For inquiries or questions, contact Contest Chair.

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CWC Nonfiction Contest Judge:  Patrice Gopo

Drawing on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrants, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Patrice Gopo enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Catapult, Charlotte Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, and Full Grown People. Her radio commentaries have appeared on Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR Station WFAE 90.7, and she is the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Her essay “That Autumn” was a notable in the Best American Essays 2020 and earned a City and Regional Magazine Association award for best essay, criticism, and commentary.

Patrice Gopo is the author of All the Colors We Will See, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. When she’s not writing, she enjoys speaking to groups about the power of personal storytelling. Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina.

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