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The author Ernest Hemingway is credited with what’s known as flash fiction, a challenge to write a story in a set amount of words. Now the Pamlico Writers Group is extending the invitation to the public. Read more here.

Story by Vail Stewart Rumley Washington Daily News


Writing Contest Sponsored by Carteret Writers

     Carteret Writers is a non-profit organization based in Morehead City. The group consists of both published and unpublished writers of all genres that meet monthly, September through April.

     2018 marks the twenty-seventh year for the annual writing contest. The contest is open to all writers age eighteen and above. Submissions are accepted from January 1st through March 14th for five categories.  The five categories are Fiction, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writing for Children. (This category is intended for adults who write for children.) Entries must be in English, submitted by mail, and must be unpublished at the time of submission.

     The judging will be blind and conducted by published authors, journalists, or other professionals in the field of writing who are not members of Carteret Writers. Their criteria will be originality and literary quality.

     Winners will be announced at an awards banquet in May and the winning entries will be published in the group’s literary journal, Shoal. Awards for each category are: $100.00 for first place, $50.00 for second place, and $25.00 for third place. There will also be one Honorable Mention for each category.

      Visit for detailed submission guidelines and contest forms, or email questions to

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