The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit up to 3,000 words of an unpublished fiction manuscript - short story or self-contained novel excerpt. The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Final judge: Randall Kenan. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.