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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 Tom Davis, Bill Ramsey, and Ed Southern, who were quoted at length in the article "The Business of Books" in the most recent issue of Capital at Play: Western North Carolina's Free Spirit of Enterprise. Tom is the publisher at Old Mountain Press; Bill has self-published four books and is a Trustee of the North Carolina Writers' Network; and Ed is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers' Network.


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.


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