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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 Suzanne Cottrell for the recent publication of three poems: "Night Eye Shine" in Plum Tree Tavern (December, 2016); "Hibernation" in issue #214 of The Weekly Avocet (January 18, 2017); and "Urban Pandemonium" in The Skinny Poetry Journal (February 22, 2017).


Hats Off! to Clare Beams whose short-story collection We Show What We Have Learned (Lookout Books/UNC Wilmington) is a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.This prize awards $25,000 to an author whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2016—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise. The judges are Jami Attenberg, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Randall Kenan, Hanna Pylväinen, and Akhil Sharma.


Hats Off! to Joan Leotta who has three poems forthcoming in the DoveTales anthology from Writing for Peace. Also, her poems "Una Faccia" and "Where am I From?" will appear in the eponymous anthology from Soodabeh Saeidnia; Mom Egg Review will run one of Joan's flash fiction pieces in its Spring issue; two of Joan's poems are forthcoming in Bindweed and Angela Topping's hygge series; and Whispers reprinted her poem "The Year of No Leaves" while Ruby for Women reprinted her poem, "Chocolate Box."


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