The Hub City / Emrys Writing Prize is now open!

February 10th 2021

Hub City Writers Project of Spartanburg and the Emrys Foundation of Greenville are proud to announce the 2021 Hub City/Emrys Writing Prize. 

The Hub City/Emrys Writing Prize will be awarded in May 2021 to writers in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Polk counties for excellence in fiction and nonfiction. Winners each will receive full scholarships to the Writing in Place Conference, held July 16th-18th. The conference will be led by published novelists, poets, essayists, and literary critics and features a series of workshops over three days that include intense instruction, challenging exercises, and an opportunity for feedback. 

The Hub City/Emrys Writing Prize is sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and the Emrys Foundation. The Hub City Writers Project aims to nurture writers through literary programming, workshops, and conferences. The Emrys Foundation is dedicated to creating a community of poets, writers, readers, and storytellers. They publish the annual Emrys Journal and offer several scholarships and workshops for writers.

All entries should be submitted by midnight on April 1, 2021. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Greenville, Spartanburg, or Polk County, NC. Participants should submit only one unpublished prose piece or poem of no more than 10 double-spaced pages, 12-point type. Previous winners may not submit in the year following their award. Please do not include your name or other identifying information anywhere on the manuscript. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2021.

Full information can be found on the website:

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