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John G. Hartness Wins Manly Wade Wellman Award

Last week we listed the nominees for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award, and in a bit of prescience, displayed the cover of John G. Hartness’ Raising Hell, for no good reason other than we like John and thought his cover looked pretty cool. We could have just as easily featured a different front cover—but […]

A Music for the Prose Trifecta

At the North Carolina Writers’ Network, we live to help writers improve their craft, find outlets for their work, and promote those works once they’re released into the world. So we couldn’t be happier to announce that all three writers chosen for the first-ever “Contemporary Series” produced by Music for the Prose are longtime friends […]

Quail Ridge Books Grand Re-Opening!

From our friends at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh: Quail Ridge Books has a new home! Raleigh’s nationally celebrated independent bookstore opens in its new location in the Lassiter District of North Hills on July 23-24 with a two-day party, complete with games, prizes, and special author events. QRB, recently voted 2016 Best Bookstore in […]

Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

This weekend, The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation will announce the winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy at Con-Gregate, a sci-fi and fantasy convention held in High Point. The Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy covers science fiction and fantasy novels […]

A Cautionary Tale

When writers think of networking, after they choke back the swell of panic over the thought of leaving their writing desk and venturing out into public for a change, they often imagine doing so in order to share publishing opportunities and media connections, to help one another find success. But there’s another, equally important benefit […]

Take a Moment to Thank Your State Government

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the NC General Assembly closes up shop for the 2015-2017 Biennium Session, we turn our attention to you, our stalwart advocates, to express our admiration and respect for your diligent, intelligent, and passionate arts advocacy that carried the day for our industry. Counting the $500,000 increase in […]

Incoming! Freshmen Reading

Summer’s a good time to catch up on your reading. Libraries hold contests to see how many books kids can read each week, and a glance around the local pool or the beach reveals plenty of people turning pages of books or electronic devices. Most colleges and university’s assign a Common Reading Book to incoming […]

RIP Writer’s Classifieds

In the past, one of the perks of being a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network was having access to the “Writer’s Classifieds” section of our website. Here, editors, designers, writing retreats, and more offered their goods and services; writing groups sought new members; and sometimes an entrepreneur or two would market a specific […]

Pat Conroy Literary Center Set to Open

Pat Conroy, who sadly passed away in March, always felt he owed a debt not only to his loyal readers, but to all of those who helped him along the way. During his lifetime, he was known as a staunch champion and tireless supporter of emerging writers. His tutelage left a legacy nearly equal to […]

Hub City Waters Young Readers, Hoping They’ll Grow

The lifelong benefits of reading to babies and children are well-documented. Reading to one’s child strengthens the parent-child relationship, and the more words a child learns, the more comfortable he or she is using those words. Children with poor reading proficiency have the greatest risk of not finishing high school and failing to find economic […]