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Margaret Maron, RIP

“I knew from childhood that I wanted to write,” said Margaret Maron in her acceptance speech to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, in 2016, “and I felt that I had a facility for words, but I also felt that I had nothing to say. It was the mystery form that gave me freedom […]

NCWN Members Recognized by Carolina Woman Magazine

For the past few years, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has sponsored one of the prizes for the Carolina Woman Writing Contest. This contest recognizes fine writing across genres by female authors. We take care to include this contest in our Opportunities listings, and we are beyond thrilled when one of our members sees the […]

The Statue of Liberty Is a Redhead

Every time a poem gets rejected, another angel gets its wings. Or something like that. In his acclaimed poem “Howl,” Beat poet Allen Ginsberg claimed the energetic books of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Neal Cassady were all “published in Heaven.” Luckily for today’s poets, Heaven is a place on Earth. Redheaded Stepchild literary magazine […]