We’ll keep registration for The Cabin Fever Conference 2020 open until 9:00 am the morning of: Thursday, April 16.
This online-only conference offers up to 630 minutes of online instruction; Faculty Readings; an Open Mic; and a Virtual Exhibit Hall where many publishers will be offering great discounts on titles, and other literary organizations are anxious to show you all the amazing things they’ve been up to.
We’ve been featuring our exhibitors a few at a time. (Read Part 1 and Part 2.) Here’s the final installment; be sure to check all of them out!
North Carolina Literary Review
Back issues available for purchase: use code virtualsale50 to get 50% off!
Submissions open for James Applewhite Poetry Prize (final judge: Jaki Shelton Green)!
Published since 1992 by East Carolina University and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the North Carolina Literary Review facilitates the annual James Applewhite Poetry Prize, which awards $250 and publication in NCLR to a poet who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter. The deadline is April 30. The most-recent issue, 2019 (#28), spotlights North Carolina African-American Literature.
Personal Story Publishing Project
New voices and experienced writers welcomed. “Writing Personal Stories” Workshop video and “Coming into Contact”â€”socially distanced, curated open blog. Discounts on all 3 PSPP anthologies including 135 personal stories by 120+ writers.
The Personal Story Publishing Project, founded by Randell Jones, publishes annual anthologies. The most recent of which is That Southern Thing, where forty-two writers from around the Southâ€”now or formerlyâ€”share personal stories of their living, loving, laughing, loathing, and even leaving this unique, quirky, welcoming, troubled, challenging, and always interesting region. Other programs include “6-Minute Stories,” a podcast featuring both new voices and experienced writers. Randell Jones is a renowned author, historian, and storyteller, who lecturesâ€”and tells storiesâ€”widely.
Use code NCWN20 for 20% off our outstanding poetry and short fiction collections, and our Carolina Classics Editions novels, memoir, and poetry.
Press 53 has been finding and sharing remarkable voices in poetry and short fiction since October, 2005, having published more than 200 titles that have earned more than seventy awards. Press 53 has published poetry and short fiction collections by authors from thirty-five states, including six state poets laureate. In 2011, Press 53 established Prime Number Magazine, a free online journal of distinctive poetry and short fiction. The 2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry is now open. The prize awards $1,000 and publication to a collection of poetry. Deadline: July 31.
Publisher of quality genre fiction and select nonfiction
From the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Prospective Press brings you a world of quality genre fiction and select nonfiction. Titles include Draigon Weather, which has received high praise from Publisherâ€™s Weekly and many others, and its sequel, Wing Wind, by Paige L. Christie. Other new titles include The Would-Be Virgin and other Romantic Tales by Susan Surman, who the Winston-Salem Journal described as writing with â€œauthenticity, deep passion, and sly wit.â€ And Mouse by Richard Ford Burley tells the story of an unlikely protagonist tasked with stopping the apocolypse, which author Deb Loughea called a â€œclever and compelling mash-up of magical realism and fantasy.â€
Triangle Sisters in Crime
An organization for people who share a love for reading and writing mysteries.
The mission of Sisters in Crime is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers. The Triangle Chapter meets monthly on the second Saturday. Meetings start at 1:30 pm, unless otherwise noted, at the Durham South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham. Guests are welcome. Many members of the Triangle, NC Chapter of Sisters in Crime are published, or soon to be published, authors. Nationally, Sisters in Crime was founded to “combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, to raise awareness of the contributions of female authors, and to promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.” Founders include bestselling author Sara Paretsky and Kate Mattes, owner of the former Cambridge literary fixture, Kateâ€™s Mystery Books. Today the national Sisters in Crime organization includes more than 3600 members in 50 chapters worldwide.