The McCray Nickens and Coker Fellowships and Prizes are sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Authors and South Carolina Writers Association


The McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry

The McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry, co-sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the South Carolina Writers Association, recognizes the talent of emerging and established poets in the state of South Carolina.  

Award is $1500 and an invitation to read and be honored at the SCAA awards luncheon in April 2022. 

There is no restriction on form or content. Submit up to 5 unpublished poems (totaling no more than 10 pages). You may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be accompanied with entry fee. 

Entry Fee is $20.00 per entry.

We will accept entries in doc, docx, rtf, and pdf file formats.

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

Your name should not appear elsewhere on the poems submitted. Include contact information in the appropriate fields along with a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager. Submit your entry using Submittable here

Deadline: January 15, 2022

​This year’s final judge will be Kwame Dawes

Questions about the McCray Nickens Fellowship in Poetry should be sent to: 

scaapoetryfellowships@gmail.com,

  

  

The Coker Fellowship in Fiction

The Coker Fellowship in Fiction, supported by the Coker Family Foundation and co-sponsored by the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the South Carolina Writers Association (SCWA), recognizes the talent of emerging and established fiction writers in the state of South Carolina.

Award is $1500 and an invitation to read and be honored at the SCAA awards luncheon in April 2021. 

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is no restriction on content, but submissions may not exceed 15 pages double-spaced and must be either one original, unpublished short story or one excerpt from a longer, unpublished work.

We will accept entries in doc, docx, rtf, and pdf file formats.

 

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

Your name should not appear elsewhere on the pages submitted. Include contact information in the appropriate fields along with a brief bio in the cover letter field on the submission manager. Submit your entry using Submittable here

Deadline: January 15, 2022

This year’s final judge will be LeAnne Howe

Questions about the Coker Fellowship in Fiction should be sent to: scaafictionfellowships@gmail.com

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