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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 Lenard D. Moore whose haiku “black mic clipped” and “solitude” appear in tsuri-doro—a small journal of haiku and senryu, Issue #3 (May/June, 2021). His haiku "fall sunshine" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog. Also, a review of the anthology All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating 25 Years of the Carolina African-American Writers' Collective, which Lenard edited, appears in The Project on the Black History of Writing, where it also is reviewed, and is listed along with his new poetry collection, The Geography of Jazz, in the April, 2021 issue of The Writer's Chronicle from AWPThe Geography of Jazz also is listed among poetry collections by African-Americans on Goodreads. His writing is listed along with poets such as L. Teresa Church and NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green in the "Enriching Voices" exhibition at the North Carolina Collection. 

Hats Off! to Melanie Raskin whose short story "Frayed Edges" took First Place in the Carolina Writing Prize (prose) sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild. “'Frayed Edges' tugged at me from the start," said final judge C. Hope Clark, "but what surprised me was how it completely wrapped itself around my heart by the end of it." Melanie wins $100 two copies of the 2022 County Lines: A Literary Journal. NCWN member KF Whatley received an Honorable Mention in the prose category for "New Garden." Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in this year’s literary journal.


Hats Off! to Ken Wetherington whose story "An Elegy for Esmeralda" appears in the Spring 2021 issue of Ginosko Literary Journal.


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