2011 Hub City Prize winners announced
The 13th annual Hub City Creative Writing Prizes have been awarded! The contest was open to adults in Spartanburg County.
FICTION: Brock Adams, winner; Zoë Miller, 2nd place; Amber Wood, 3rd place
NONFICTION: Amber Wood, winner; Jill Adams, 2nd place; Emily Neely, 3rd place
First place winners of these contests receive a scholarship to the week-long Wildacres Writers Workshop in Little Switzerland, N.C. in July. Second and third place winners receive full or partial scholarships to Hub City’s Writing in Place conference July 15-17.
The judge in the fiction contest was Christopher Bundy, who teaches English and creative writing at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, and short story writer Scott Gould, teacher of creative writing at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville, judged the nonfiction contest.
WINNER, FICTION, "DRAGON TORTOISE": Brock Adams teaches English at the University of South Carolina Upstate. His first book, Gulf, a collection of short stories, was published by Pocol Press in April 2010, and his short story "Audacious" will appear in Best American Mystery Stories 2011.
WINNER, NONFICTION, "CATHEDRAL TUNES": Amber Wood is a senior in English and Secondary Education at Converse College. A single mother of one, she is working on a book-length creative nonfiction account of her experiences living in a girl’s home called Hopevale for two years as an adolescent.
2ND PLACE, FICTION, "MOTH": Zoe Miller is a graduate in creative writing from The New School University in New York City and a writing teacher for the Boys & Girls Club in Spartanburg.
2ND PLACE, NONFICTION, "PAPA FEET": Jill Adams earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida in 2008 and teaches English at the University of South Carolina Upstate.