The winners and runners-up for the Carolina Prize have been chosen. They are:
First place Carolina Prize Winners:
First place for prose: "Requiem for a Fig Tree" by Renee Skudra
First place for poetry: "Turning the Corner" by Kathy Bundy
First place for cover Art: "Good Morning Sunrise" - Judy Spruill
Winners receive $100, publication in the journal, plus two copies of the journal.
"Kept From Us" Teresa McClamb Blackmon
"Consider the Box Turtle" Leslie Brown
"A Pink Umbrella and an Empty Chair" Donna Campbell Smith
"Growing Up" Teresa McClamb Blackmon
"When Pigs Fly" Mary Alice Dixon
Honorable mentions receive publication in the journal, plus one complimentary copy.
Be sure to watch this page, subscribe to our newsletter/communiqué, and/or join the guild's Facebook Group to learn about the County Lines launch party in December 2023, where winners and runners-up will receive their complimentary copies of the journal. (If you can't attend in person, your copies will be mailed to you at the address you provided with your submission.)