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!

Ends on January 2, 2018$25.00
The C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize includes $10,00 and book publication. The prize is named in honor of C. Michael Curtis, who has served as an editor of *The Atlantic* since 1963 and as fiction editor since 1982. Curtis has discovered or edited some of the finest short story writers of the modern era, including Tobias Wolff, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Anne Beattie. He has edited several acclaimed anthologies, including *Contemporary New England Stories, God: Stories, and Faith: Stories*. Curtis moved to Spartanburg, S.C. in 2006 and has taught as a professor at both Wofford and Converse Colleges, in addition to serving on the editorial board of Hub City Press.

The first winning book will be published in Spring 2019. This prize is made possible by an anonymous contribution from a South Carolina donor.

The new prize is open to emerging writers in thirteen Southern states. Submitters must currently reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia, and must have no previously published books.

A $25 submission fee will accompany each submission. Submission information can be found at . Manuscripts will be taken through online submission only. All manuscripts will be read anonymously by paid screeners. This contest is guided by the CLMP Code of Ethics.

Please read the full guidelines before submitting.

Hub City Press's Summer Publishing Internship program is based out of the Writers House, an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to those interested in literary publishing in the United States who have completed a college degree (BA, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD) in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree (MFA, MA, or PhD) in writing or related field.

Our residencies include work in the Hub City Bookshop and in the Press offices for no more than 25 hours per week. The internship will also require remote work including manuscript reading, copyediting, and proofing. Interns receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend of $150 a week; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals.

The next internship opportunity will be: June 4th to August 15th, 2018


  • Ambitious, driven, and detail-oriented individual with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Fluency in various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Self-starter, deadline driven; ability to work independently and with others, take initiative
  • A passion for publishing and literary citizenship. Knowledge of contemporary literature including Hub City Press's catalog
  • A commitment to encouraging diversity in literary publishing
  • 1 year prior experience in publishing required (includes: work experience, degrees, and certificate programs)


  • Support a range of administrative needs, including executing orders and mailings, membership donations database updates, metadata entry, etc
  • Assist in proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking materials including manuscripts, digital content, and fundraising materials
  • Work as a clerk in the bookshop for a set number of hours weekly
  • Assist in staffing events and readings for both bookshop and press
  • Update the press website, as needed
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Application Materials

  • Cover/resume via Submittable
  • Top five contemporary books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (in any combination)
  • Up to three pages of additional documents, e.g., references, work samples (please do not send creative writing samples)
  • Names and contact information for two references. 


The application fee is $30.

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