In honor of Cos Barnes, the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is offering an annual merit-based fellowship for one North Carolina writer.

Cos Barnes, a talented writer and former chair of the Writers-in-Residence Program, was dedicated to Weymouth’s writers and poets.

The recipient will be awarded a one-week residency at Weymouth and a $500.00 stipend.

A decision will be announced on September 1, 2018.

Meet Christine Hennessey, winner of the 2018 Cos Barnes Fellowship and 2017 Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction winner, Anita Collins.

Here’s the link to submit. submit

Submission Guidelines for the Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction:

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

*Stories must be double-spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman, 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.

*Entry fee is $15.00 per submission for Weymouth Writers (to qualify you must have taken a residency in the past year) 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. 

Thank you to the Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction Review Committee for volunteering their time and expertise to the Weymouth Center for Arts & Humanities.

Katrina Denza

Chair; The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction

Chair; Weymouth Writers-in-Residence

Board Secretary; Friends of Weymouth, Inc

Katrina’s work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, and Gargoyle #57, among others. Currently, she is an Associate Editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, Katrina was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Pat Riviere-Seel

Pat is a poet, a runner, a woman who has lived long enough to have “past” and “former” prefixes for more jobs and volunteer positions than she can name without looking at a resume. Pat is the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Western NC for 2016-2018.

She co-edited the anthology Kakalak 2016 and is the author of two prize-winning poetry chapbooks: No Turning Back Now and The Serial Killer’s Daughter, winner of the Roanoke-Chowan Award. Her most recent poetry collection, Nothing Below but Air, was a semifinalist for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The Serial Killer’s Daughter has been turned into a one-act play and performed by Shared Radiance Theatre. Pat has taught in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, and in 2012 she held a unique position as poet-in-residence at the NC Zoo.  Before earning her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, she worked as a newspaper journalist, publicist, and lobbyist. She lives in Asheville, NC.

Jeremy Hawkins

Jeremy Hawkins’ debut novel THE LAST DAYS OF VIDEO, was published by Soft Skull Press (an imprint of Counterpoint Press) in 2015. His writing has appeared at Electric Literature Diagram, Pacifica, The Molotov Cocktail, and other venues. He earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and he is the founder and lead editor of The Distillery, a web-based editing service. He lives in Carrboro, NC, and teaches creative writing at the Carrboro Arts Center.

Here’s the link to submit. submit

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