• 25 Mar 2018
  • 20 Jun 2018
  • Online submission through

Flavors of Home

(Stories, Poems, and Recipes Competition )

Flavors of Home competition entries are stories, poems and recipes that remind you of home. Your entry can be leaving home, returning home or anything about home, even your home away from home. Please include a complimentary recipe with your submission.

Adult Competition Reading Fee: $10/entry.

PWG Members may submit one free entry (LOGIN to website to receive your discount).


In order to make entries "ready for publication," we need the following items for upload for your competition entry.

  • Have a biography file ready for upload (100 words or less).
  • Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload.
  • Have your entry - one prose or three poetry entry files ready for upload.
  • Have a favorite recipe ready for upload.

Your entries will be collected through You will be required to create a free Submittable account (or use your existing Submittable account) for identification of your entry within their system.

General Public

Enter PROSE works HERE

Enter POETRY works HERE

Members Only

Enter PROSE Member works HERE

Enter POETRY Member works HERE


  • Your entry must be your original, unpublished work.
  • You must own all publication rights (i.e., the work must never have been published in a manner in which you gave away your rights). You generally do not give away rights when the work is published on the Internet (your website, etc.).
  • All rights remain with the author. If your entry is selected, the author grants Pamlico Writers Group rights to publish your entry in the 2018 PWG Anthology.


  • Prose entries (fiction and nonfiction) are limited to 3,000 words.
  • Poetry entries are limited to 300 words.
  • Prepare your manuscript electronically using your word processor choice of Adobe Acrabat (pdf), Word (doc or docx), Notepad (txt), Rich Text Format (rtf), Word Perfect (wpf and wpd), Word/Open Office/Libre (odt), formats.
  • Entries should be appropriate PG-13 level or less.
  • Entries flaunting degrading sexual and physical violence or espousing extreme political views will not be considered.
  • The Anthology Committee reserves the right to make minor grammatical and structural corrections. Changes will be sent to authors for approval before publication.
  • Entrants must acknowledge acceptance of the Anthology Terms and Conditions (at time of uploading) before submissions will be accepted.


Prepare a short author bio—less than 100 words–for submission at the time of uploading your entry. Include your publications, website and Facebook address. Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload. Both items will be used in the published anthology if your entry is chosen.

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