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Hats Off!

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.


Hats Off to Mary Lambeth Moore!

Mary Lambeth Moore produced "Recovering Debs," a podcast that examines the shadow side of debutante culture in North Carolina. Now available on major podcast platforms.

Hats Off to Richard Allen Taylor!

Richard Allen Taylor has recent poems in several publications including "Blessed Are" in Sheila-Na-Gig Online, “Suddenly Out Popped This Voice” in Writers Place Yearbook Volume 3, and "This is not the scenic side” in Pinesong, which was also winner of the Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award. He has work forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Coast Lines Anthology, and The Main Street Rag. His poem "Sleeping on the Job" won second place in the Flying South Poetry Contest and will appear their next awards issue.

Hats Off to Shannon Purdy Jones!

Shannon Purdy Jones's flash essay "Eggs" has been featured in the July/August issue of Hippocampus Magazine.

Hats Off to Julia Nunnally Duncan!

Julia Nunnally Duncan's poems "Mirror" and "I Was Young Then" are featured in the current issue (#199) of The Arlington Literary Journal (ArLiJo).

Hats Off to Heather Bell Adams!

Heather Bell Adams's short story "When Marilyn Monroe's Psychotherapist Asks About Her Childhood" appears in the most recent issue of failbetter.

Hats Off to Jenny Bates!

Jenny Bates's poem "Practicing" has been accepted in the Summer issue of UK's Phare Literary Magazine.

Hats Off to Cynthia Gilmore!

Cynthia Gilmore's dearmomm.com letter, "What Would Mrs. Walton Do?" has been published by the Tangled Locks Journal for a special women's right series, "We Could Almost Touch It."

Hats Off to Terri Kirby Erickson!

Terri Kirby Erickson's seventh full-length poetry collection, Night Talks: New & Selected Poems (Press 53), was a Finalist for (General) Poetry in the 2024 International Book Awards.

Hats Off to Kat Bodrie!

Kat Bodrie has two pieces published about writing: one in Wild Roof Journal on using metaphor and one in Cascadia Poetics LAB on writing postcard poems.

Hats Off to Mary Alice Dixon!

Mary Alice Dixon's latest Knotweed County short story, "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover," featuring the mean-tempered, rule-breaking, fried-Snicker-eating Nutmeg Butterkeg, is in the Spring/Summer 2024 issue of MoonShine Review.