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Deadline Extended–Literary Contest Entries

Entries for the Book ‘Em Literary Contest has been extended to June 30. High school and college students may submit their short story or poetry entry to compete for the top prize in the 2018 literary contest. Seethe guidelines provided below.

2018 Literary Contest Guidelines


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Submissions for 2018 Literary Contest Being Accepted

The guidelines for the 2018 Book ‘Em Literary Contest are now available. High school and college students are welcome to submit their unpublished works before June 15th. This year’s theme is suspense and mystery.

2018 Literary Contest

2017 Writing Contest Writings Now Available

The writings of the 2017 poetry and short story contest winners are now available. Guidelines for the 2018 contest are forthcoming.

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Jonas Saul Joins Book ‘Em

author Jonas SaulJonas Saul, author of the Sarah Roberts series, will be one of the headlining authors at Book ‘Em. One reviewer says, “Sarah Roberts is one in a million. If you’re her friend, she’ll crawl through Hell to protect you. If you’re her enemy, she’ll send you there.” Saul is the author of over thirty novels with over two million copies sold. Two of his bestselling series have been optioned for film and television.




2018 Registration Form Now Available

Registration for 2018 Book ‘Em is now available. Select the link below to complete the registration form.

Select here to register for the 2018 event


Headlining Author Named for 2018

author Jeff MudgettJeff Mudgett, author of Bloodstain and co-host of American Ripper for the HISTORY and Arts & Entertainment Networks will be one of the headlining authors for Book ‘Em 2018.

Make plans to attend the event. Registration for exhibitors will be open later this week.

Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following entries.


First place–“Home is Not Home” by Kimberlin Hunt
Second place–“Tree of New Beginnings” by Jared Pinkney

Short Story–

First place–“The Blast” by Katelyn Carr
Second place–“Into the Garden” by Sydney Blake
Third place–“I Really Did Live Happily Ever After” by Ashanti Gillis

Talk Schedule Released

When are you able to listen to authors discuss their works or share how to be a published author? The talk schedule is now available.

Talk Schedule






Red Room

Katie Bush, Chalk Artist


Green Room

Panel Discussion: Poetry as Healing Power

Jerry Bradley and Tiffany Upchurch-Rivera








Short Story Contest Winners



Red Room

Defying the Odds, Avie Banks


Green Room

Panel Discussion: Self-Publishing–The Publisher’s Perspective

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Red Room

H’yoanh’s Experience: Harriet Hill and H’yoanh Buonya


Green Room

Panel Discussion: Self-Publishing—The Writer’s Perspective

Wendy Fields and Richale Reed







Red Room

Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon, Randy Johnson


Green Room

Panel Discussion: Finding the Unique Feature of Your Work

Jerry Jones, Michael Maccalupo, and Hector Miray


Children’s Corner





Jane Pait, The Little Red-Headed Angel





12:00 noon




Deborah Watkins, Read? Yes, I Can!




Next event date: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Time: 9:30am-4pm
Location: Lumberton, NC Robeson Community College

Email: bookemnc@robeson.edu