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Self-Published? The Numbers Don’t Lie

The book review department at The Washington Post receives about 150 books a day. Read that again. 150 books. A day. These are books that had to find an agent, then a publisher, then be professionally edited, and then find someone willing to throw marketing dollars at them, because The Washington Post? It doesn’t review […]

How to Win a Contest

The North Carolina Writers’ Network officially launches our “contest season” tomorrow, when we open up submissions to the first of our four annual contests. Literary magazines and publishers everywhere are swamped with submissions this time of year, and writers are keeping busy by sending stuff out and tracking the replies. Sarah Backer, author of American […]

LIVE at White Rock Hall

In 2007, Denise Petrey and her husband, Keith Flynn, purchased the White Rock Presbyterian Church. Built in 1909, the church needed to be moved from the flood plain where it had sat for almost a century. Two years later, a “large truck” and two bulldozers moved the church down the road, the church was re-christened […]

Kenan Theatre Company Mounts Paul Green Play

The Kenan Theatre Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present the musical comedy Johnny Johnston November 20-24. The book was written by North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul Green with music by Kurt Weil. Johnny Johnston is based on Jaroslav Hasek’s satiric novel The Good Soldier Švejk, and […]

Manuscripts Due for Fall Conference Attendees

If you’re coming to Fall Conference and registered for (or planning to register for) either the Manuscript Mart or the Critique Service, your manuscript is due by Friday, November 7. Please note: This is NOT a postmark date. The Network needs to have your manuscript in-hand by Friday. For details on the Manuscript Mart, click […]

Need a Hotel Room for Fall Conference?

If you’re coming to Fall Conference but missed the deadline to book a hotel room at the Group Rate, don’t worry: there are plenty of nearby accommodations for even the most budget-minded traveler. The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference will be held November 21-23 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell Street. […]

Sell Your Book at Fall Conference

Are you a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network? Are you coming to Fall Conference? Published members who register for workshops can sell their book(s) on consignment during the conference. When you arrive, simply bring no more than five (5) copies of your book to the registration table. The Network will handle sales over […]

Let’s Talk about Funding for the Arts

A few bulletpoints to ponder from our friends at ARTS North Carolina: The state is experiencing a $62 million shortfall in its first quarter. No projections on how large it will be by June 30, but bones are rattling. Governor McCrory has already instructed departments to reduce their budgets by 2 percent, and not necessarily […]

Last Chance to Book Hotel Rooms at Group Rate

If you’re planning to attend the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference but haven’t made hotel reservations, Friday, October 31, is the deadline for booking rooms in the conference hotel at the discounted group rate. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., in Uptown Charlotte. When booking […]

Moore, Shapiro to Receive North Carolina Awards for Literature

Lenard D. Moore—poet, essayist, writer, and playwright, and Associate Professor of English at the University of Mount Olive—has been awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Awards have been presented annually since 1964. The award recognizes significant contributions to the state and nation in the […]