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Our Statement of Belief

We thought the time was right to share again our organization’s statement of belief. “We believe that writing is necessary both for self-expression and community spirit, that well-written words can connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone. And we do mean […]

The Southern Book Prize Creates the Conroy Legacy Award

From our friends at SIBA: COLUMBIA, SC—The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) announces the creation of a “Lifetime Achievement” category for their annual book award program, The Southern Book Prize (formerly known as The SIBA Book Award). The new category, the Conroy Legacy Award, honors the example of beloved author Pat Conroy and recognizes writers […]

Asheville Poetry Review: A Legacy of Diversity and Quality

The maiden publication of Asheville Poetry Review, published in 1994, featured twenty-two poets from Western North Carolina, including  Thomas Rain Crowe, Ann Dunn, and Keith Flynn, founder and current managing editor. Since then, the rag has grown to publish over 600 writers from fourteen different countries. Published annually, the journal offers 180–220 pages of poems, interviews, translations, essays, […]

NC Bookwatch Seeks Undewriting

UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch with D.G. Martin is the state’s “premier literary series.” Once a week, D.G. sits down with a renowned author and talks about his or her newest book, highlighting not only great new works of literary merit, but North Carolina’s influence on writers everywhere. Past guests have included North Carolina Literary Hall […]

Call to Action: Support the NEA

You may have heard in the news that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. ARTS NC is issuing the first Call to Action (rest assured, there will be more), “to alert our Congress and Senate about this very real threat.” The following program is a template and […]

Raleigh Review’s Immediate and Lasting Impact

It feels like a rare thing for a fledgling literary magazine to have an immediate impact on its community, but such was the case for Raleigh Review. Founded in 2010 by North Carolina State University alum Rob Greene, RR’s Poetry on the Bus program was placing poems on Raleigh city buses by 2012. By then, […]

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 […]