The Emrys Foundation builds a vibrant literary home in Greenville, S.C., for writers and readers to celebrate diverse voices and the power of words. You can read more about our programs at

The Emrys Foundation's scholarship program is central to Emrys' mission. The goal of our scholarships is to motivate and assist creative individuals enhance their artistic skills, which is why we offer four unique, merit-based scholarships.

Emrys Journal accepts submissions for the print issue every year from August 1 - November 1 (We were late this year due to Covid-related complications. We no longer accept mailed submissions. We are especially interested in promoting emerging writers and underrepresented voices.

Prizes of $250 will be awarded to one selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

-We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

-We recommend reading the most recent issue of Emrys Journal to get an idea of what kind of work we like:

-We allow multiple submissions, but please give us a chance to respond to one piece before sending us another one in the same genre.

-We're not too picky about formatting, but 12 pt. Times New Roman (or something similar) is nice and easy to read.

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