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Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Nancy Simpson Brantley who was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles. Nancy has been "an active member of the North Carolina Writers' Network since its inception in 1985 and served on the Executive Board. In 1991 she co-founded the North Carolina Writers' Network-West, a program to serve writers in the remote areas of the North Carolina mountains. She served as program coordinator for ten years."


Hats Off! to Joan Leotta whose essay about Thanksgiving was published in Sasee Magazine. In December, her "The Seven Fishes" won the Wilda Morris Competition for poems about holidays gone awry. Visual Verse published two of her poems written in response to their December prompt. Betty Fedora published her mystery "The Dying Season," and Ruby for Women published the essay "January a New Start"; her poem "Opposite of Wishing in December;" and her essay "Thanksgiving, a Time of Hospitality in November." Writing in a Woman's Voice accepted her piece of flash fiction, "Lady of the Lake," and a poem, both of which will go live online in February.


Hats Off! to North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee A.R. Ammons (1926-2001) who was featured in The New Yorker (December 4, 2017). Two volumes of his complete poems have just been published by W.W. Norton & Company. "The majesty of Ammons’s achievement, scattered previously in more than twenty volumes, some out of print for decades, can now be recognized."


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