The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

Poetry Contest and MORE by The Writer’s Workshop of Asheville


 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, is sponsoring its 24th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer in the U.S.  The guidelines are also posted at our website,  For questions, email, or call 828-254-8111.


 Writers’ Retreat at Folly Beach, SC   (Deadline to register: March 21)


The Writers’ Workshop is holding its Annual Writers’ Retreat May 16-19 at Folly Beach (near Charleston, SC) – an ideal place to relax, write and review each other’s work.

Beginning or experienced writers of fiction, plays, non-fiction, or memoirs are welcome. The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $55 per day.

The deadline to register is March 21. For more info, please go to, or contact writersw@gmail.com828-254-8111.


 24th Annual Poetry Contest    (Deadline: Postmarked by March 30, 2013)


            All work must be unpublished. Each poem should not exceed two pages. Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, phone email and title of work should also appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee is $25 for every 3 poems. All entries receive comments from the judges.

Enclose self-sealing SASE for comments and winners’ list, and mail to: Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.  Emailed submissions may be sent to with “Poetry Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at



 1ST PLACE:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd PLACE:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited