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Snapdragon Offers Healing and Direction for Our Creative Powers

In healing tradition, the snapdragon flower helps redirect creative power into more culturally appropriate endeavors, easing physical ailments such as mouth and jaw tension, grinding teeth, and oral fixations. Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing, offers a platform for self-expression and the healing of the soul. Through poetry and prose, the journal hopes to […]

Help Build the First Bookstore for Women in Southeast NC

If you came to Fall Conference, you probably met our friends from Athenian Press & Workshops. They’ve got a real vision: to open the first bookstore and resource center for women and femme writers in the Southeast United States. They want to open it in North Carolina, because our state is a diverse state, both […]

Poetry in Plain Sight Is Back and Broader than Ever

After a brief hiatus, Poetry in Plain Sight has returned in expanded form! Poetry in Plain Sight, initially a prorgram of the Winston-Salem Writers and now in collaboration with the North Carolina Poetry Society, features “North Carolina poets and their poetry in street-visible locations.” Select poems are laid out on beautifully designed posters. These prints […]

Follow South 85 for Rare Finds, Hidden Gems

South 85 Journal, published by the Low-Residency MFA Program at Converse College, encourages us “write like mad.” If it’s good, they’ll want to see it. Founded in 2012, this online literary journal blends excellent writing and design with an eye toward expanding its multimedia presence; it recently launched a YouTube channel with videos of readings […]

NCWN Members Get Discount on FNWC Registration

The virtual Fall Nonfiction Writers Conference happens November 9-10, and we’ve got a special offer only for members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network: 33 percent off registration! Just use the discount code “PARTNER33” at checkout to receive a 33 percent discount on registration. This event is completely virtual. Eight carefully selected speakers will deliver […]

Margaret D. Bauer Wins NC Award for Literature

North Carolina Writers’ Network trustee Margaret D. Bauer has been awarded a North Carolina Award for Literature. She and the other 2017 winners will be honored in a ceremony in Raleigh on November 9. Established by the General Assembly in 1961, the North Carolina Award is the highest civilian honor given by the state. Presented […]

November 1 Kicks Off NaNoWriMo

By Michele T. Berger You’ve heard the buzz. It’s almost here. This is the time of year that many intrepid writers talk about gearing up for the most intense, disciplined, and fun writing marathon of the year. Writers all around the world are are preparing outlines, character sketches, and plot arcs. But they aren’t writing […]

Portals: the Practical Journal

With an enrollment of 23,000; small classes that allow for individualized attention; and affordable tuition, Cape Fear Community College is “a major economic development partner in southeastern North Carolina.” Students either earn two years of credit toward a four-year degree or graduate CFCC with world-class workforce training and employable skills. This same dedication to ethos […]

Small CRAFT Warning

Self-described as a “platform for emerging writers,” The Master’s Review is an online and print publication that offers a Fall Fiction Award (now open!) and publishes writers you may not have heard of yet—but will hear more from soon—in their New Voices section. Now they’ve launched CRAFT, an “online literary journal which explores the art of […]

Before You Sign that Next Book Contract….

Got a new book contract you want someone to look over before you sign? Have a copyright question? Or maybe you’re wondering about public domain, because you’d like to use Stevie Wonder lyrics in your new novel? Mitch Tuchman, an attorney with Morningstar Law Group, “helps copyright and trademark owners optimize the value of their […]