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Meet the Spring Conference Exhibitors – Part 2 of 2

Eariler this week, we introduced three exhibitors that will be on-site at the NCWN 2022 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 23. If you’ve already registered for the conference, thank you! If not, you can still register—but only until Monday, April 18!

Here are the other exhibitors that will join us on the campus of UNCG:

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Published since 1992 by East Carolina University and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the North Carolina Literary Review facilitates the annual Doris Betts Fiction Prize, which awards $250 and publication in NCLR to a short story under 6,000 words. The contest will open for submissions again on September 15. NCLR is currently accepting submissions on the theme of “North Carolina Native American Literature” for its Fall, 2023 issue (guest editor: Kirstin Squint). Submissions are open through April 30 for the James Applewhite Poetry Prize, which will award $250 and publication for the winning poem.

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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 70 awards. Press 53 has published poetry and short fiction collections by authors from 35 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 The 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry is open for entries through July 31, 2022, awarded annually to “an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems.” New titles include the poetry collection Bodies in Motion by Joseph Mills; The Italian Professor’s Wife by Ann Pedone; and the Dragonfly. Toad. Moon. by Mary Jane White.

Founder and publisher Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as a panelist on the Slush Pile Live! progarm at the NCWN 2022 Spring Conference.

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Scuppernong Books is the official bookseller of the NCWN 2022 Spring Conference. Scuppernong Books opened on December 21, 2013 and has been an essential part of the rebirth of downtown Greensboro. They are a general interest/literary bookstore featuring fiction and poetry along with a remarkable children’s section and a broad range of general interest titles. There’s also a coffee bar that serves snacks, beer, wine, and caffeinated products. They were a driving force behind the founding of the annual Greensboro Bound literary festival. Scuppernong Books hosts frequent and fun literary events, including readings, writing workshops, open mics, and more.

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“WDA is a 2,600 member strong community of writers from all 50 states and 43 nations…committed to bringing together the literary community to demand racial and economic justice.” Reps from their program, “Book the Vote,” will be on-hand to register voters in order to offer “civic resistance to anti-democratic maninpulations of elections.”

The NCWN 2022 Spring Conference happens Saturday, April 23, both on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and online. This is a full-day of classes and sessions on the craft and business of writing, offering courses in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

Registration is open here.