Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and income streams– all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of writers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from other writers how these tools can be used to achieve success, however they define it.

Accepted participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan of action based on their own goals for their writing careers, a close community of informed and educated peer artists (including participants and workshop leaders) who can act as resources for future endeavors, and the Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward personal goal setting and financial management.

Applicants must submit—

· Writing Sample (no more than 1,000 words)

· Statement of Writing Intent, describing their habits & goals as a writer (no more than 500 words)

· Current C.V.

Prior publication is not required, but applicants should show a provable dedication to the craft and business of writing, as well as serious intent to pursue this art.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and registration will close when the workshop fills, or on March 18, whichever comes first.

Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and income streams– all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of writers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from other writers how these tools can be used to achieve success, however they define it.

Accepted participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan of action based on their own goals for their writing careers, a close community of informed and educated peer artists (including participants and workshop leaders) who can act as resources for future endeavors, and the Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward personal goal setting and financial management.

Applicants must submit—

· Writing Sample (no more than 1,000 words)

· Statement of Writing Intent, describing their habits & goals as a writer (no more than 500 words)

· Current C.V.

Prior publication is not required, but applicants should show a provable dedication to the craft and business of writing, as well as serious intent to pursue this art.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and registration will close when the workshop fills, or on March 18, whichever comes first.

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Postmark deadline: March 1 (annual)
Submissions accepted: January 15 – March 1

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in storySouth. Questions may be directed to Terry L. Kennedy, Associate Director, MFA Writing Program, at tlkenned@uncg.edu.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
  • Submissions should be one poem only (40-line limit).
  • Poem must be single-spaced, in 12-point, standard font.
  • Author's name should not appear on manuscripts.
  • The winner and finalists will be announced in May.
  • An entry fee must accompany the poem. Multiple submissions are accepted, one poem per entry fee: $10 for NCWN members, $15 for nonmembers.
  • You may pay member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission.

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Postmark deadline: March 1 (annual)
Submissions accepted: January 15 – March 1

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in storySouth. Questions may be directed to Terry L. Kennedy, Associate Director, MFA Writing Program, at tlkenned@uncg.edu.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
  • Submissions should be one poem only (40-line limit).
  • Poem must be single-spaced, in 12-point, standard font.
  • Author's name should not appear on manuscripts.
  • The winner and finalists will be announced in May.
  • An entry fee must accompany the poem. Multiple submissions are accepted, one poem per entry fee: $10 for NCWN members, $15 for nonmembers.
  • You may pay member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission.



North Carolina Writers' Network