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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 Brenda Kay Ledford whose story "Matheson Cove Trading" appears in the print edition of Good Old Days Magazine (March/April 2018).


Hats Off! to Steve Mitchell whose debut novel, Cloud Diary, will be published in March by C&R Press.

In the world lovers create for themselves, it's the simple images and quiet gestures that linger in memory. A silent moment together on a bench, a hand loose upon a table, a voice carried across a crowded room.

Doug is quiet and aimless when he meets Sophie, an extravagant, excitable artist. They live together on box wine, ramen, and peanut butter until their world is fractured by violence. Eight years later, they rediscover each other as Sophie approaches a startling decision.

Cloud Diary is Doug's story about Sophie and the shattering, transformative nature of intimacy. In considering the ways our histories can both scar and rescue us, it reminds us that the past is never simply the past.

Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose personal narrative "Timeless Land," about a family trip to the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho, went online at Parks and Points (Rocky Mountains) on February 15, 2018. Also, her poems "More Snow" and "Wintry S'mores" were posted on Naturewriting under the title of Winter Storm: Two Poems. Her poem "Slow Melt" will be posted on Naturewriting on Saturday, February 24, and her poem "Forgotten Barns" has been accepted for the 2017 NC Folklore Journal, which is currently in production.


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