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Grateful Steps Expands Interfaith Dialogue, One Conversation at a Time

Many of the world’s great religious traditions urge us to be mindful, to focus on the present moment, and to fill our hearts with gratitude. It is this charge, to take things “one step at a time,” that drives the mission of the Grateful Steps Foundation. Based in Asheville, Grateful Steps is a non-profit publisher of […]

John Ehle, RIP

John Ehle, author of seventeen books including the classic Land Breakers series, has died at the age of ninety-two. Ehle was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction, and he is […]

Summer Writing Camps for Utes

 Is it just us, or does it seem like you have to register your kids for summer camp earlier and earlier every year? Still, it’s nothing to wait on: you need time for yourself this summer just as much as your kids need time to explore the world on their own. Luckily, in North […]

BLF Press Showcases Women of Color

Sometimes, when the mission is clear and the heart is aligned with that mission, recognition and success come quick. BLF Press, based in Clayton, published their first collection in 2016. Dedicated to “amplifying the work of women of color” and providing a a space for “forward thinking, creative women of exceptional talent,” their titles have […]

NEA Receives Funding Increase!

From our friends at Americans for the Arts: We have breaking news out of Washington, D.C. today. Congress has released their final funding plan for FY 2018, and it is great news! Congress is proposing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each at $152.8 […]

33% Discount for NCWN Members

Who doesn’t like to save money? NCWN members get 33 percent off the 8th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference, May 2-4, 2018. This is a virtual event featuring fifteen speakers over three days, all conducted by teleseminar (no travel required!). Register here, and use the discount code: PARTNER33 FWC 2018 features New York Times bestselling author […]

Nominations Open for 2018 North Carolina Awards

From our friends at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: RALEIGH – Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural […]

The Future’s So Bright: Prospective Press

The “upstart” publisher Prospective Press was founded in 2015 out of a passion for rich storytelling. They wanted to establish a small, genre press that treated its authors fairly and, because they didn’t aspire to churn out several dozen titles a year, always kept an eye on quality. Based in the Triad, Prospective Press is […]

Books: What a Way to Make a Livin’

This came across the newswire over the weekend, and we thought it was certainly worth sharing…. Dolly Parton, one of the most-honored female country performers of all time, founded Imagination Library in 1995. Last week, the Imagination Library donated its 100 millionth book. The Library of Congress celebrated by inviting Ms. Parton, a longtime literacy […]

The 5 Ss that Will Help Get You Published

by Katey Schultz Flash fiction and flash nonfiction stories are often called “Stories of the Moment” or “Postcard Stories.” Think small, but fun, significant, and engaging. The challenge with flash form writing is how to write a compelling story that feels complete when you only have about 750 words to get the job done. One […]