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Black Cats, Burials, and Ravens

Happy birthday to Virginia’s favorite author of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe! He would have turned 208 today, although his corpse, we’re sure, doesn’t look a day over 170. Ravens and other menaces will gather at the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, January 21, to celebrate. Housed in the old Southern Literary Messenger […]

Happy Fortieth Anniversary to The Thomas Wolfe Review

The Thomas Wolfe Review turns forty this year. Established as the Thomas Wolfe Newsletter in 1977, the magazine became The Thomas Wolfe Review with issue 5.1 (Spring, 1981) and permanently switched to a perfect-bound format with issue 14.2 (Fall 1990). The journal is published every Fall. The Thomas Wolfe Review considers the winner of the […]

Writers Resist

On Sunday, January 16—Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday—writers around America will participate in Writers Resist Events where speakers will “read from a curated selection of diverse writers’ voices that speak to the ideals of Democracy and free expression.” All events are free and open to the public. In Wilmington, Pomegranate Books will host an event […]

New Website for Wisdom House Books

If you’ve been to an NCWN conference in the past few years, you’ve likely seen North Carolina-based Wisdom House Books in the exhibit hall. Wisdom House is a “publishing hybrid boutique” whose mission is to “produce quality books that make a positive difference in the world.” They offer a full slate of publishing services, including […]

Ecotone Explores Landscapes, Literary and Otherwise

Ecotone magazine was founded by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2005. Its impact was immediate: the inaugural issue featured an essay by eventual North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Clyde Edgerton; poetry by and an interview with eventual National Book Award winner Mark Doty […]

In Asheville, an Indy Audiobook Publisher

Audiobooks are the new growth market for publishers, increasing sales between 20-30 percent each year. On top of that, indy-published e-books accounted for just north of 35 percent in Q4 in 2016, while e-books published by “small and medium presses” made up another 18 percent. Meaning half of all e-books sold in Q4 were of […]

Happy “Sweet Sixteen” to Pedestal Magazine!

The Pedestal Magazine, based in Charlotte, has just published Issue 79, which marks their 16th anniversary. From all of us here at the Network: happy birthday! Founded by editor-in-chief and poet John Amen, The Pedestal Magazine is committed to showcasing both established and burgeoning writers, and to promoting artistic diversity and celebrating the voice of […]

Build Your Online Home

An important aspect of any author marketing strategy is to build an attractive and easy-to-navigate author website that is easily discoverable through the major search engines. An author website is a writer’s online business card. It’s where you want everyone to go when you want them to learn more about you—and buy your book(s)! My […]

Win a Free Book from Carolina Woman

Who doesn’t love free? Every week through the end of December, Carolina Woman is giving away two free copies of the new novel Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein. Simply “Like” the post about the novel on Facebook (December 13 post date) to enter a random drawing! Click here to view Carolina Woman’s Facebook […]

The Greensboro Review Turns 50

Happy anniversary to The Greensboro Review, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year—meaning they’ll publish Issue 100 in the spring of 2017. How much can change in half a century? In 1966, a stamp cost $0.04; Medicare began; and a biochemist finished deciphering the DNA code. But The Greensboro Review? Well, it appeared more or […]