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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off!! to Lori D. Johnson whose short story “Shepherd’s Hell” is the lead story in the Coolest American Stories 2022, an anthology scheduled for publication in January 2022. Also, an excerpt (Chapters 2-3) of her unpublished novel A Little Light was selected as one of five winners in the Novel Slices 2021 Contest. Finally, her essay “Future, Past Present, and All of the Days of Infamy and Grace In-between” appeared in the May 15, 2021 issue of Adelaide Literary Magazine.


Hats Off! to Jenny Bates whose work is forthcoming in Indelible (February, 2022), a literary journal endorsed by the American University in Dubai (AUD).


Hats Off! to Bland Simpson who was featured in the INDY Week in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his debut album, Simpson. A remastered release of the album is available on Bandcamp; all proceeds to go to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Bland was a 2020 inductee of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.


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