For the past few years, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has sponsored one of the prizes for the Carolina Woman Writing Contest. This contest recognizes fine writing across genres by female authors.
We take care to include this contest in our Opportunities listings, and we are beyond thrilled when one of our members sees the opportunity in our e-blast or on our website; submits; and wins!
As you might imagine, NCWN members are all over the leaderboard in this year’s Carolina Woman Writing Contest.
FIRST PRIZE was won by Joyce Compton Brown, of Troutman, for her “Screen Porch after a Storm.” Joyce wins a “prize pack” of notes, planners, flags, dispensers, and more.
Cindy Brookshire of Pine Level took SECOND PRIZE with her short story “Ain’t Just a River,” inspired by the work of artist Marsha Rogers of Backporch Pottery in Benson. Cindy wins a “luxurious skincare set by BioSphere Naturel France.”
NCWN trustee Alice Osborn of Raleigh seized THIRD PRIZE with her poem “Greetings from Trinity Church Cemetery, New York, New York.” She wins five “versatile and delicious” bottles of wine from Lafite Legende.
Ruth Moose of Pittsboro, a critiquer in NCWN’s Critiquing and Editing Service, took FIFTH PRIZE with “Those Summer Evenings.” Ruth takes home a Coyuchi white waffle robe.
A one-year membership in the North Carolina Writers’ Network was awarded to the HONORABLE MENTION, “Known,” by Rebecca Lippert Huber of Durham.
Carolina Woman staff had their FAVORITES as well. These included NCWN members Anne Kissel of Chapel Hill and Ashley Memory of Asheboro.
Carolina Woman, the largest and longest-running women’s magazine in the Carolinas, is a celebrated lifestyle publication that was launched in 1993.
Its readership includes 100,000 upscale, professional women in the high-tech Research Triangle area, a region covering Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, with a population of almost 2 million.
For the complete list of the 2019 Writing Contest winners, click here.
Congratulations to all!