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Write an Essay, Win a Bookstore

By Lynsey Noe Ever dreamed of owning a bookstore? Well, now might be your chance! Kevin and Kasey Coolidge, owners of From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, are hosting a contest for one lucky person to become the new owner of the bookstore: Rather than liquidate the stock, the couple decided that […]

Those Crazy Poets Are at It Again

A little over a year after the controversy surrounding the nomination of North Carolina’s next Poet Laureate—and all the lively conversation that went along with that—the poetry world has a new storm brewing, this time centered on The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology. Guest Editor Sherman Alexie chose a poem written by Michael Derrick Hudson, […]

How to Win a Contest

The North Carolina Writers’ Network officially launches our “contest season” tomorrow, when we open up submissions to the first of our four annual contests. Literary magazines and publishers everywhere are swamped with submissions this time of year, and writers are keeping busy by sending stuff out and tracking the replies. Sarah Backer, author of American […]