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Pamlico Writers Group 2016 Christmas Anthology


Exciting News!

Coming Christmas 2016

Pamlico Writers Group

Carolina Christmas Anthology

Inspirational and Family Oriented prose and poetry. The anthology will include

a section devoted to PWG’s 2016 Adult and High School

first place writing competition winners.


Christmas TreeSnow

On May 15, 2016 Pamlico Writers Group is pleased to announce we will be seeking entries from our members (Stories, Essays & Poems with a theme of Christmas in North Carolina).

Submissions will be open on May 15, 2016 and close at midnight on July 15, 2016. If you are a current member you may submit up to three (3) prose and/or three (3) poetry entries for selection by our anthology jurors.  If you’re not a member, take a minute, go to our website (https://pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/event-2236437 ) and join us.



  • Have a biography file ready for upload.
  • Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload.
  • Have up to three prose and/or poetry entry files ready for upload.

Your entries will be collected through Submittable.com. You will be required to create a free Submittable account (or use your existing Submittable account) for identification of your entry within their system.


  • The author must be a current paid member of Pamlico Writers Group.
  • Your entry must be your original, unpublished work.
  • You must own all publication rights (i.e., the work must never have been published in a manner in which you gave away your rights). You generally do not give away rights when the work is published on the Internet (your website, etc.).
  • All rights remain with the author. If your entry is selected, the author grants Pamlico Writers Group rights to publish your entry in the 2016 Christmas Anthology.
  • Submissions must not be simultaneously submitted to other publications.


  • Prose entries are limited to 4,000 words.
  • Poetry entries are limited to 300 words.
  • Prepare your manuscript electronically using your word processor choice of Adobe Acrabat (pdf), Word (doc or docx), Notepad (txt), Rich Text Format (rtf), Word Perfect (wpf and wpd), Word/Open Office/Libre (odt), formats.
  • Entries should be appropriate PG-13 level or less to blend with the Christmas theme.
  • Entries flaunting degrading sexual and physical violence or espousing extreme political views will not be considered.
  • Submit prose/poems in 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced with 1” margins at top, bottom, right, and left.
  • The Anthology Committee reserves the right to make minor grammatical and structural corrections. Changes will be sent to authors for approval before publication.
  • Entrants must acknowledge acceptance of the Anthology Terms and Conditions (at time of uploading) before submissions will be accepted.


Prepare a short author bio—less than 100 words–for submission at the time of uploading your entry. Include your publications, website and Facebook address. Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload. Both items will be used in the published anthology if your entry is chosen.

Put your thinking caps on and start writing.

By: Jim Keen

(Thanks Jim)


About Pamlico Writers Group

This is a publication of the Pamlico Writers Group, created to help promote and advance writers skills along with expanding our groups membership and reach. Our aim on this site is to keep you our readers and participants aware of upcoming events. Topics covered during the year will be news regarding our annual Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition, co-sponsored with Arts of the Pamlico, discussion of and from our conferences, participants and group news. PWG's Steering Committee has finalized details for our 5th Annual Pamlico Writers Conference on March 17 & 18th, 2017 at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC. This year's theme is "Words," Image and Story". Our Friday night keynote speaker this year will be Author, Teacher, Speaker, and Director of Lavenson Studios, Zelda Lockhart. For more information on Ms. Lockhart visit her website at: http://www.zeldalockhart.com/. For a complete schedule of Friday night and Saturday events, go to our website at: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Be sure to check back often for more details of this and other events we have planned. The companion juried writing competition submissions opened on January 1, 2017. Winners are announced and an awards ceremony will be held during our Friday night Kick-Off Event. If you'd like more information on guidelines for entries, please go to our website: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/ All registrations for both conference and/or entry into the competition will be made through our web site: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Again, see site for complete details. Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. **If you are a writer interested in finding a critique group or other writers, we encourage you to come and join us. If you life at a distance please don't let that diswade you, we have several members who participate predominately on-line. Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm here in Washington, NC at the Turnage Theatre. We would love to hear from you regarding comments or ideas you have for the group. This blog is authored by members of our writer's group. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon, Kaylene Wilson Program Coordinator


One thought on “Pamlico Writers Group 2016 Christmas Anthology

  1. Do you have permission from the winners to publish their stories/poems?

    Sent from my iPad


    Posted by Doris Schneider | May 13, 2016, 7:05 am

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