The Petigru Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

SUBMISSIONS are now closed for The Petigru Review (TPR) & the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards and will be accepted again: April 1-May 31. 

SUBMISSIONS currently OPEN for 'BIG DREAM' Conference Scholarships until September 15.  

The South Carolina Writers Association (SCWA)
is Proud to Announce Two FULL Scholarship Packages to our 2017 ‘BIG DREAM’ Conference.

See link for full conference details:

Full Scholarship Package (Valued at $407 for SC Residents and $ 387 for SCWA Members) includes:

  1. Two (2) nights lodging at The Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, 14276 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 (843) 237-3000.
  2. Friday evening welcome reception dinner & The Petigru Review launch party.
  3. Saturday afternoon luncheon.
  4. Your choice of up to six (6) workshop classes out of eighteen (18).
  5. Two (2) panel discussions.
  6. Continental breakfast & Annual SCWA Member Meeting.

To Apply


IN the BODY of the COVER LETTER field: Tell us who you are, what you write and any publications or awards you have (i.e. bio &  short CV). Include your Name, Address, Email, Phone Number, and Website if you have one.


There should be no identifying information on any of these pages. If your name appears anywhere on the manuscript it will automatically be denied. If your name must appear in your manuscript as part of the content, alter the name for the review board.

Submission materials will be read blind by the SCWA Board of Directors including President ex-officio, Trilby Plants.

Page One: Tell us why you need the scholarship. Only a few paragraphs.

Page Two: Explain how the scholarship would be beneficial to you, and what you hope to get out of attending the conference. Again, only a few paragraphs.

Starting at Page Three: Send us a writing sample. Up to seven (7) pages of unpublished prose or three (3) unpublished poems. You cannot submit to both prose and poetry. The SCWA defines publication as any work that has appeared in any capacity in print or online such as self-publishing, blogs, message boards, and/or Facebook Posts or any other place where it can be viewed publicly.


The ‘OPEN Scholarship’ is available to anyone residing in South Carolina. Both members and non-members who live in the state of South Carolina can submit.

The ‘MEMBER ONLY Scholarship’ is available ONLY for active members of the SCWA (formerly SCWW). Note: Membership must be active at the time of application. Join Us and submit to both scholarships.

All meals outside of the conference package are the responsibility of the attendee.

Attendee MUST be responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the conference.

Recipients must submit a 500 word essay within a week of the close of the conference detailing their experience, thoughts and benefits of attending the conference.

If an unforeseen circumstance arises and an awardee is unable to attend the conference, he or she must immediately notify the conference chair, TorieAmarie Dale: