2021 Jacobs/Jones Prize!

The good news keeps coming during Black History Month! Earlier this week the North Carolina Writer’s Network announced the third recipient of the annual Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize: Isaac Hughes Green.

Green, an MFA student at North Carolina State University, will receive the $1,000 prize for his short story “Fifteens,” which may be published in The Carolina Quarterly later this year.

Read the full announcement here.

I remain super proud that the Prize continues to draw interest and entries since we kicked it off four years ago. I’m also thankful to the good folks at the NC Writers Network and the UNC Creative Writing Program for making it happen. Congrats all around!