This is the page to submit residency applications, manuscripts and query letters to Hub City Press. At certain times, this is also the place to submit to the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize and the Greenville/Spartanburg Writing Contest.

Please submit in the correct category!

Would you like to have your nature poetry displayed along Spartanburg’s Lawson’s Fork Creek and the Cottonwood Trail?

River Poetry is one of nine temporary public art projects created by media-based light artist, Erwin Redl for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light, a public art program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  River Poetry includes 12 double-sided LED signs that will be installed along the Cottonwood Trail. Visitors will read lines of poetry overhead as they walk along Lawson's Fork Creek.  The Hub City Writers and Spoken Word Spartanburg will select poems for River Poetry through March 2017.

The opening exhibition will feature Haiku poems about nature and water.

To have your work considered for this project, submit one to three Haiku poems in a Word or PDF document.  Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme. An example of Haiku by Spartanburg poet Deno Trakas:

Fairy rings, beetle

wings, morning dew, bursting buds,

lightning bugs—spring’s bling.

The deadline for consideration for this opening exhibit is September 15. Selected writers will be notified by October 1, and their work will be displayed the fall. Future exhibits will focus on poetry themes such as earth justice/social justice.

You will be notified in October whether your work has been accepted and when it will appear. You must be a Spartanburg County resident to enter.










Ends on 10/16/2016$ 10.00 - 30.00
$ 10.00 - 30.00
The Writers House offers three residencies per year in an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Our residencies include a community service component of 15 weeks with the Hub City Writers Project, and offer a stipend of $150 a week.

This 15-week winter/spring residency will run from January 9, 2017 to April 26, 2017.

Please Submit: a writing sample of 10 poems, one novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages; a one-page project description that includes what you want to accomplish with your own writing and your ideas for community literary service in Spartanburg; a résumé; and the names and contact information for two references.

NOTE: we have added a category for those who have already applied for the Fall residency and want to apply for the winter for an extra ten dollars. These will be checked by the Hub City Staff and any erroneous entries will be declined with no refund. If you didn't apply for the fall residency before June 15, 2016, please check the $30 Winter Residency fee option.



Hub City Press has an ongoing need for artists for commissioned illustrations and cover artwork. We'd love to see your work!