Fellowships

Submissions are now closed and will reopen in the fall for 2023.

With the South Carolina Academy of Authors, SCWA co-sponsors an annual writing contest for SC writers in fiction and poetry. This year’s final judge will be announced in the summer.

Applicants must be full-time residents of South Carolina and must not have won this Fellowship the previous three years.

Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in poetry

Deadline: January 15, 2022
Award is $1500, two tickets to the 2020 SCAA induction (with hotel accommodation if necessary), and a SCAA Induction awards brunch in your honor the following morning. Entry Fee is $20.00, payable via Submittable. There is no restriction on form or content. Submit up to 5 unpublished poems (totaling no more than 10 pages).

Coker Fellowship in Fiction

Deadline: January 15, 2022
Award is $1500, two tickets to the SCAA induction (with hotel accommodation if necessary), and a SCAA Induction awards brunch in your honor the following morning. Entry Fee is $20.00, payable payable via Submittable. There is no restriction on content, but submissions may not exceed 15 pages double-spaced and must be either one original, unpublished short story or one excerpt from a longer, unpublished work.