COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Academy of Authors is offering $1,000 fellowships in fiction and poetry.

Fiction entries should be previously unpublished short stories or excerpts from unpublished longer works and must be no longer than 15 pages. There are no restrictions on content, but applicants must be full-time South Carolina residents and should only submit one story or excerpt. Entries must be typed or computer printed on 8-1/2-by-11-inch paper. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.

Fiction fellowship entrants should send two hard copies of story/chapter with separate cover sheet specifying the author’s name, contact information and submission title, plus $15 submission fee payable to SCAA, to Jon Tuttle, Department of English, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502. For more information, email

Poetry applicants must also be full-time South Carolina residents. There is no restriction to form or content, and each manuscript must consist of six to 10 pages of unpublished poems, with no more than one poem per page. The poet’s name must not appear on any of the manuscript pages. Entries must be typed or computer printed on 8-1/2-by-11-inch paper. Each cover sheet must contain the poet’s name and contact information (including mailing address, email address and phone number) and titles of poems, plus $15 submission fee payable to SCAA.

Applicants should send poetry fellowship submissions and application fees to Elizabeth Bernardin, 407 Meeting St., Georgetown, SC 29440. For more information, email

Postmark deadline for both fellowships is Dec. 1. Manuscripts will not be returned. Fellowship winners will be invited to the SCAA induction ceremony in Columbia in April 2013.

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Several posters to the T and D should apply. They wrie excellent fiction when they post.


Heck, I nominate YOU! Your versions of history would definitely fit the category of fiction! Go for it, truth!!!


A sad epilog. O-P-I-N-I-O-N


Just go ahead and give the $1,000.oo to one poster for his fiction on 10-10-2012.

Amazing fiction.

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