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Claudia Emerson, RIP

Claudia Emerson—Pulitzer Prize winner, former poet laureate of Virginia, and graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro—died last week in Richmond. She was 57. From the Washington Post: Ms. Emerson’s works were published widely, including in the New Yorker magazine and in journals including Poetry, Southern […]

2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation (NCSFF) has announced the preliminary eligibility list for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award. Seventy-nine novels written in 2014 are eligible. The Manly Wade Wellman Award honors outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy in novels written by North Carolina authors, defined as writers who have made their primary […]

Raleigh Arts Plan

Launched over the summer, the Raleigh Arts Plan hopes to define Raleigh, NC, as the “Southern Capital of Arts and Culture.” From the press release: The Raleigh Arts Plan is the development of a ten-year master plan to strengthen arts and culture for all the city’s communities and people. This plan comes from the community […]

Introducing Writers and Filmmakers.com

Money may be “only a tool,” as Ayn Rand once said, but for independent writers and filmmakers, cold hard cash is often the thing standing between their movie idea and the movie actually being produced one day. Enter www.WritersandFilmmakers.com, a new web-based company dedicated to the belief that the “filmmaking and writing community can decide […]

#GivingTuesday

In the commercialized gauntlet that is the period of days following Thanksgiving—as “Black Friday” becomes a week-long event and “Cyber Monday” deals can be had around the clock—we’d like to encourage you to remember the non-profit organizations in your end-of-year giving plans. Today is #GivingTuesday, after all. Why not consider donating to the North Carolina […]

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 […]