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Words with Friends at Greensboro Bound

The Network had an exhibitor’s booth at last weekend’s Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. We were happy to be a small part of this new and, by all accounts, wildly successful endeavor. While the names of the headliners were large and not always local, the event had the feeling of showing up to a massive (and […]

Self-Sufficient and Therefore Free: Main Street Rag

Charlotte-based Main Street Rag is an independent small press that is independent in the truest sense of the word: not affiliated with a university; not supported by grants or public funds; and wholly reliant on reader support through subscriptions and direct sales and bookstores. It’s a business model that not only grants them total artistic […]

The Sun: Independent, Reader-Supported

The Sun, produced in Chapel Hill, recently published its 500th issue (August, 2017). Inside, they devoted “more than half our pages” to excerpts from the archives—as much to offer up historical perspective on the current divisions in our country as to showcase its long tradition of excellence. The response was so overwhelmingly positive, this special […]

NCLR Awards 2012 James Applewhite Poetry Prize

The North Carolina Literary Review has awarded its 2012 James Applewhite Prize to University of North Carolina at Greensboro professor and poet Mark Smith-Soto. Smith-Soto read his winning poem, “Last Retreat to Topsail Island,” at the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming in Greenville, where Applewhite was also honored with the Roberts Award for Literary Inspiration. The poem […]