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Events for readers and writers

Calling all Macon County authors

The Arts Council of Macon County is creating a literary publication to showcase the talents of Macon County’s many published authors. It will be released this summer, free for distribution and available in print and digital form. 

To be included, submit one excerpt from your favorite published work (may be fiction or nonfiction, from a book, magazine or newspaper), with a 500-word minimum and approximately 1,000-word maximum. Provide the work’s name, publication date, and publisher.  

Include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, plus a 200-word bio. Deadline is May 15, 2021. Send hard copy submissions to The Art Council, PO Box 726, Franklin, NC 28744, and electronic submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no entry fee.The Arts Council intends this to be an ongoing publication, in the same vein as The Wayah Review, a compilation of essays, poems, and visual arts works published by the Council from 1980 until 1992, edited by Barbara McRae.  

While poets aren’t included in the 2021 publication, future editions will focus on different art forms, from poetry to visual arts to oral history and beyond.  

If you have questions about this exciting project, contact the Arts Council, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.524.ARTS.

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