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The 2021 Porter Fleming Literary Competition

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The 2021 Porter Fleming Literary Competition, now in its twenty-seventh year, recognizes outstanding fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Writers age 18 and older who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are invited to enter. The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2021.

The competition awards cash prizes totaling $7,000. Entry forms and guidelines can be found on The competition is administered by the Morris Museum of Art, with the support of the Porter Fleming Foundation.

The writing competition is held in memory of Porter Fleming, a prominent citizen of Augusta, Georgia. In 1963, Porter Fleming¹s son, Berry Fleming, who had himself achieved renown as a writer, artist, and philanthropist, established a charitable foundation in honor of his father. To this day, The Porter Fleming Foundation contributes to the educational, literary, artistic, scientific, historical, musical, and cultural enrichment of the lives of the residents of the City of Augusta and the geographical area immediately adjacent to it in Georgia and South Carolina.