Creative Fiction Writing

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The Creative Fiction section of the Popular Culture Association invites 15-20 minute fiction pieces for the upcoming annual PCA/ACA national conference.  Work can only be accepted at PCA’s official submission site. Include both an abstract and the full piece to be presented. 


We welcome stories in almost any style, although the maximum reading time is 18 minutes.  We also welcome full panels of readers.  We do not accept undergraduate submissions.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Dr. William L. Belford, Jr.

Department of Writing and Linguistics

Georgia Southern University—Armstrong Campus

11935 Abercorn St.

Savannah, Georgia 31419






2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Area chairs

William Lee Belford, Jr.