South Carolina First Novel Prize

Event Date: Winner Announced in October 2012
Location: Not a physical event
Call Type: Writers' Competition

Overview: The South Carolina Arts Commission, Hub City Press and their literary partners announce a call for submissions for the biennial South Carolina First Novel Prize. The application deadline is March 19, 2012; a winner will be announced in October.  The competition judge is Josephine Humphreys, a Charleston novelist whose latest book is "Nowhere Else on Earth."

The winning author will receive a book contract with the Hub City Press, an award-winning independent press in Spartanburg, S.C. The winner will also receive a $500 advance against royalties, and Hub City will publish at least 1,500 paperback copies of the book.

Submission Deadline: March 19, 2012
Cost: $35 filing fee
Contact Info: (803) 734-8696

Pee Dee Artisan Market (Spring Show)

Event Date: March 17, 2012
Location: Florence, SC (Florence Civic Center)
Call Type: Art, Fine Crafts

Overview: The Market will be a place to find that unique hand crafted item that you have struggled to find anywhere else. All vendors will be carefully screened for quality and originality.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012
Cost: Contact Maria King (info below) for information on costs.
Contact Info: Maria King,

A Display of Welcome

Event Date: Winner Announced on March 16, 2012
Location: n/a (The winning sculpture will be on display in Spartanburg, SC)
Call Type: Sculptors' Competition

Overview: You are invited to submit an entry for A Display of Welcome presented by the Marriott Spartanburg, The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg.

A Display of Welcome is a juried sculpture contest open to all sculpture artists residing in the State of South Carolina. The Marriott Spartanburg along with local patrons and stakeholders are hosting a juried art competition among local and regional artists to create an original sculpted piece of art that will permanently reside on the outside patio of the Terrace Lounge at the hotel. This sculpted work will welcome guests to the Terrace and will reflect and contribute to the creative culture of Spartanburg.

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2012
Cost: n/a
Contact Info:

If you have information about an opportunity for artists, please email complete project/event information to