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Ron Rash judge for Thomas Wolfe Prize

Would you like Ron Rash to read your fiction?

Simple. Enter a short story in the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize by Jan. 30.

You don’t have to be from North Carolina. You don’t have to have published one word.

Winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review.

Rash, of course, is the author of the recent novel, “Above the Waterfall.” He’s also the author of the New York Times bestselling “Serena,” as well as four other prize-winning novels, including “One Foot in Eden,” “Saints at the River,” “The World Made Straight,” and “The Cove.” He’s also a poet and short story writer.

Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.

The Thomas Wolfe Prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Entry fee: $15 for members of the North Carolina Writers Network. $25 for all others.

Complete guidelines: Google “Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize 2016”

Dannye: dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

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