Carolina Piedmont
Writers Guild

We write stuff.

BREAKING NEWS!
The Carolina Prize for Writing reading window for entries is now open! — January 15, 2024 to March 15, 2024 — Visit this page to learn more.

Welcome, Writers!

The Guild supports, encourages, and mentors writers of all forms, genres, perspectives, and levels of expertise. New writers and writers-to-be are always welcome. For the latest news on meetings, events, local contests, and other opportunities for writers, or to just talk about writing, join us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter/communiqué!

The Guild publishes a yearly literary journal, County Lines. Two routes exist for journal publication: first, an entry window for the Carolina Prize for Writing and then an open submissions reading window for County Lines immediately following. The Carolina Prize is competitive (reading window now open!), and winners receive a cash prize. The general, non-contest, open submissions reading window  opens when The Carolina Prize reading window closes. Finish that short story, poem, or art piece and submit it for publication.

General Meetings

A schedule of general Guild meetings is TBD currently, but we do meet for other reasons as well. In fact …

Events, Meetings, Write-ins, & Retreats

Please refer to the events page to learn more. Follow us on Facebook.

The Guild Communiqué 

Join our mailing list via this link or the form below.

Meeting Minutes

You can find all general meeting minutes at [this link].

Carolina Piedmont Writers Guild? What's in a name?

"But, weren't you guys the Franklin County something or other?" For years, we had been the Franklin County Writers Guild and closely tied to the Franklin County Arts Council. Unfortunately, the Arts Council folded and set us adrift. As sad as this news was, we carried on. We were reborn! Reborn as the Carolina Piedmont Writers Guild. We're the same people, same goals, same journal … Come and participate. We are a swell bunch of folks.

April 25, 2023: Carolina Prize Winners Announced!

The winners and runners-up for the Carolina Prize have been chosen. They are:

First place Carolina Prize Winners:

Winners receive $100, publication in the journal, plus two copies of the journal.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable mentions receive publication in the journal, plus one complimentary copy.

Fifth Wednesday
Mini-Retreats

If a month has a fifth Wednesday, we'll meet at the park! Check the Write-ins and Retreats page for more information.


Location (usually)

Park: Beaverdam Access, Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Entrance: 14600 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Drive to: Shelter 23 (pavilion)