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$15.00 USD, $20.00 USD

The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction is open to all North Carolina writers or writers with a North Carolina connection. 

1. Application Process

*Submissions will be open May 28, 2021 - July 31, 2021.

*Stories must be double-spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman, single-sided, up to 6000 words. Please number and title every page. (.doc/.docx files only) 

*Submit your best work. Previously published is acceptable. 

*Submissions will be read blind. Submittable will collect and record your contact information. Please do NOT include a cover sheet with your piece.

*Please omit all author information (including your name) from the text body, including headers and footers, as well as in the text file name and title box of your submission. Include author information in the cover letter only. This allows anonymity in our selection process and ensures that stories are selected entirely on merit.

*Entry fee is $15.00 per submission for Weymouth Writers (to qualify you must have taken a residency within the past 2 year)s and Friends of Weymouth members. All others will be $20.00 per submission.

*Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted.

*No erotica or gratuitous violence

We are open to work that represents the full variety of humanity. We have no bias toward race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or physical limitation. 

2. Eligibility

* Current residents and writers with a North Carolina connection are eligible for the Fellowship.

* Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Potential applicants, please note that Weymouth Center is an historic building and is not ADA compliant. All rooms for writers are on the second floor, accessible only by stairs.

3. The Fellowship 

* A one-week residency at Weymouth Center to be completed within a year of notification 

* A $500 stipend (the recipient must provide transportation to and from Weymouth Center, all meals during the residency and linens, including sheets and towels)


*Your donations to Weymouth Center and/or North Carolina Poetry Society via Submittable will go toward helping to sustain the Fellowship. All donations are optional and will not affect submission status or chances of winning. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.