When: Dec. 4-Jan. 15 2009
An annual writing competition sponsored by The Post and Courier and the S.C. Arts Commission, calls for previously unpublished short stories of 2,500 words or less. Applicants should submit an application form, along with four copies of the story entry, to the Arts Commission. The contest is open to any South Carolina resident who is at least 18 years old. Stories do not need to be Southern, nor do they need to be set in South Carolina. Stories are judged by a panel of professional writers; selection will be based on literary quality and suitability for a general newspaper audience.