Wolfe Prize accepting submissions

Dec. 07, 2013 @ 10:11 PM

The 2014 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. For the first time, writers may submit their short stories electronically through Submittable.com.

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe, author of “Look Homeward, Angel,” “You Can’t Go Home Again” and other novels. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
Submissions should not exceed 12 pages (one-inch margins, double-spaced). The contest deadline is Jan. 30; the winner will be announced in April.
To submit online, go to https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit. Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($15 for North Carolina Writers Network members, $25 for non-members). To submit by regular mail, send to Professor Tony Abbott, PO Box 7096, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035.

Here are some more news items and events:
-- Chapel Hill author Walter Bennett has been named a finalist in the first Crook's Corner Book Prize for his novel “Leaving Tuscaloosa,” set in Alabama in 1962. The winner of the prize will be announced Jan. 6 at www.crookscornerbookprize.com.

-- John Holl will sign copies of his “American Craft Beer Cookbook” (Storey Publishing, $19.95) beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. Holl's book is a collection of 155 recipes that taste good with beer. The recipes were contributed by brew pubs, craft brewers, and other beer lovers across the United States. Dishes include Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs, American Wheat Beer Steamed Clams, and Crawfish Bordelaise. Yes, some samples will be offered for tasting at this event, including a Pork and Porter Pie made by Sean Lily Wilson, owner of Fullsteam.

-- Anna Jean Mayhew will be the guest at the next Meet the Author Tea on Thursday at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Room B. Refreshments begin at 3:30 p.m., and the program begins at 4. Mayhew will discuss her novel “The Dry Grass of August,” a coming-of-age novel that draws on her Charlotte roots.

Set in 1954, ‘Dry Grass’ is the story of Jubie Watts, a white teenager, who leaves Charlotte with her family and their black maid for a Florida vacation. Jubie notices the anti-integration signs as they journey farther south. In the wake of tragedy, Jubie confronts her parents’ failings and makes a leap toward independence.
Admission to this event is free.

Send notices of readings and events to cbellamy@heraldsun.com.