A prize of $500 and a weeklong residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is given annually for a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction that reflects the people and culture of North Carolina. Submit five copies of a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay of up to 2,500 words by July 15. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
North Carolina Humanities Council, Linda Flowers Literary Award, 320 East Ninth Street, Suite 414, Charlotte, NC 28202. (704) 687-1520.