NC Literary Hall of Fame



Hats Off! to Joan Leotta whose poem "A New Decameron" appears in New Verse News (March, 2020). Also, her poems appear in Verse Virtual and The Ekphrastic Review (March, 2020), and The Strand Magazine published an essay on translator (of A. Camilleri) Stephen Sartarelli. Two additional poeems were accepted by When Women Write, with another published by the Ashmoleaon Museum in Oxford England.

Washington Independent Review of Books published two of Joan's book reviews. Gnashing Teeth ran "Mockingbird Morning," and Spillwords published “wound too tight," both flash fiction. A third piece of flash fiction, "Funeral Lunch," was accepted by Fly on the Wall.

Silver Birch published Joan's poems "Mask" and "Doorway," while Young Ravens accepted two poems about food.

Joan's story, "Books Transport Yu," won Second Prize in the April contest sponsored by Saturday Writers. Her essay "Dad’s Work Gloves" ran in June issue of Sasee; her mini-chapbook "Morning by Morning" was accepted by Origami Poems; and Verse Visual accepted one of her poems in June.

Saddlebag Dispatch reprinted her story, "Cottonwood Grove," in their July issue.

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