Entries Sought For Johnston County Literary Journal

The Johnston County Heritage Center is looking for writers to contribute to its first Literary and Historical Journal, scheduled for publication later this year.

“We are looking for fascinating short stories, essays and poems that tell about the rich family histories and traditions of our county’s people, past and present,” says Todd Johnson, the Center’s Executive Director.

Writers from within and outside the county are encouraged to contribute, but entries should have a connection to Johnston County people, places, and events. “We would especially encourage recent immigrants and other newcomers to submit entries that reflect impressions of their life before and after coming to Johnston County,” Johnson adds.  

Cleveland community resident Dot La Motta of the Johnston County Writers Group will be editor for this project, which is funded in part by the Cynthia DeFord Adams Literary Fund.  

There will be both Adult and Junior (High School) Divisions.

Submissions will be accepted electronically between September 1 and October 10.

For more information or to receive submission guidelines, prospective writers should call Johnson at 919-934-2836, or send an email to todd.johnson@johnstonnc.com.