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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 Paul Jones, Vice President of the NCWN Board of Trustees, whose poem "State Mayakovsky Museum" appears in Trigger Fish Critical Review (#19, December, 2017). Also, his poem "Mowing" was selected for Poetry in Plain Sight (June, 2018); he received a Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem "Clear Channel" that appeared in the North Carolina Literary Review 2017; and he claimed Third Place for his poem "She Sails" through the International Lawrence Durrell Society. Paul will give a reading this summer at Poetry Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.


Hats Off! to Ashley Atkins whose second novel was published this month. The Truth is Hard to Tell is dark, Southern, literary fiction set in Charleston, South Carolina, in September, 2001. Lee Smith calls it "virtuoso writing" with "apocalyptic vision." Atkins' first novel, Tough Mauve, is contemporary Young Adult literature.


Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Murmuration" has been selected for the statewide poetry initiative Poetry in Plain Sight. Her poem is scheduled to be displayed during April of 2018. Also, her three-line poem beginning "Forest green leaves eager to emerge..." was published in issue #47 of Three Line Poetry on Jan. 28. "Glacial Ecstasy" was posted at Nature Writing (Feb. 10), and "Morning Evasion" was published by The Dandelion Review (Feb. 12).


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