BY JOAN WILSON
The Sassafras Literary Exchange’s Adult Writing Contest has been extended through September 15. Be sure to enter before the deadline! Winners will be announced at the Pickens County Marble Festival the first weekend in October. Entries of 1,500 words or less of Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry submitted by applicants 18 years old or older will be accepted.
The theme of this year’s contest is: “Marble through the Ages”. Submissions should mention marble and its history, influence, or use during any time period; past, present, or future. Creativity is greatly appreciated and valued by the judges. Use your imagination as any mention of marble will qualify.
The date, time, and place for the announcement of the winners will be given in the Pickens County Progress near the end of the contest.
A $5.00 application fee for each entry should be mailed separately in the form of a check or money order to:
Pickens County Progress
Attention: Sassafras Literary Exchange Adult Writing Contest
P O Box 67
Jasper, GA 30143
Included with the check on a separate piece of paper should be the author’s name, contact information, the title of each work to be submitted, and the total amount of the check.
All entries must be submitted online with the title of the work, the category of the work (Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry) and the word count appearing on the top of the first page. The author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the submitted work.
Entries must be double spaced and attached to an email as a word document. They must be forwarded online to:
Winners will receive awards and have their works posted at www.pickensprogressonline.com. They will also receive one year’s free membership in the Sassafras Literary Exchange. The contest is open of all North Georgia writers.
Sassafras Literary Exchange is a thirty year old organization dedicated to nurturing creative writers and enhancing the writing skills of its members. Sassafras members sponsor the Youth Writing Contest each spring and the Adult Writing Contest each fall. The members include published authors, educators, and playwrights.
Sassafras Literary Exchange meetings are held at the Sharptop Arts Association Building at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of each month and are open to anyone interested in writing.