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Short Online Works Soon Eligible for Group Copyright Protection

We’ve got some great news for all you bloggers out there: as of August 17, 2020, bloggers will be able to apply for copyrights for up to fifty short works on a single application for the low-low price of $65. To qualify for this option, each [of the works sought to be registered] must contain […]

#BlackPublishingPower

This week, readers across the world have made it their aim to “blackout” bestseller lists with titles by Black authors: “To demonstrate our power and clout in the publishing industry, June 14 – June 20, we encourage you to purchase any two books by Black Writers. Our goal is to Blackout Bestseller lists with Black […]

#BlackoutBestsellerList

This week, you can be part of a campaign to “Black Out” the bestseller lists: This initiative, being shared across social media with the hashtag #BlackoutBestsellerList, has the sole mission of demonstrating Black writers’ power in the publishing industry one book at a time. Purchase any two books by Black writers before June 20 to […]

Manly Wade Wellman Award Longlist

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019. Among the eighteen titles is To the Bones by longtime friend of the Network Valerie Nieman, a “genre-bending satire of the coal industry and its effects on Appalachia” from West […]

The Mothership Departs: Farewell, Mothership

The Durham arts community will lose an invaluable nerve center when The Mothership permanently closes its doors at the end of June. The Mothership made the announcement late last weeek. From the beginning of this crisis, we’ve been dedicated to letting the new conditions (stay-at-home orders, physical distancing, a reshuffled economy) conjure the greatest amount […]

NCWN Statement of June 2, 2020

Y’all might recall a few years ago, when some writers from Minnesota sought to challenge our claim that North Carolina is “the Writingest State.” Our debate was heated but good-natured, well-read but frivolous, and—now, in the light of the last seven days—luxurious, reflective of a far less urgent time. The board, staff, and members of […]

Bookmarks Book Drive for Healthcare Workers

From our friends at Bookmarks: Throughout this crisis, we have been in awe of the healthcare workers who have been tirelessly caring for the sick. We know that this time has been exhausting and stressful. So beginning today through June 11, we will have a book drive to give new books to our healthcare workers […]

New YouTube Channel Features Poetry Book Launches

One silver lining to our current global predicament is the way in which so many communities have rallied around one another. The literary community is no exception. Malaika King Albrecht, a poet and current president of the North Carolina Poetry Society, launched a YouTube channel in March. Every Thursday at 7:00 pm, using Zoom, she […]

Guide to Reopening the Arts in NC

As North Carolina settles into a modified Phase Two of the state’s phased plan to ease restrictions stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic, cultural leaders have released a “Guide to Reopening the Arts in North Carolina” to keep patrons, workers, and artists as safe as possible in response to COVID-19. Arts leaders representing the North Carolina […]

Remember to Update Zoom

By now, Zoom has become ubiquitous. We use it for work; we use it for our community involvement; we use it to catch up with family. The North Carolina Writers’ Network also uses Zoom for our online classes and conferences. (The next online class, by the way, happens Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm, “From […]