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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 Julia Ridley-Smith!

Juli's story "The Woman Who Did Things Wrong" appears in the Spring 2023 issue of Copper Nickel. Learn more about Julia here.

Hats Off to Katherine Burnette!

Katherine Burnette’s short story “Cast Of Characters” will appear in Maudlin House on March 9, 2023. Burnette’s work previously has appeared in Flying South, Red Fez and Sky Island Journal.

Hats Off to Lucinda Trew!

Lucinda Trew's poem 'winter sun' appears in the latest issue of Minnow Literary Review. 'God and all the soldiers,' and a creative nonfiction piece, 'Mothers and Mirrors,' are featured in Volume 54 of Broad River Review.

Hats Off to Mary Alice Dixon!

Mary Alice Dixon is thrilled to learn her story "Bride of Wild," which is in The Petigru Review, Issue 15, Fall 2022, has been nominated for Best Short Fiction. She is equally happy to announce that her story "Doll Clothes for Jesus" is in moonShine Review, Fall/Winter 2022, Vol. 18, Issue 2. Her story "Polka Dots & Yellow Teeth" is in The Raven's Perch, December 9, 2022. Finally, her poem "Night Owl Dreams Woman" is Shortlisted for the Ireland's international Anthology Poetry Competition Award.

Hats Off to Anne Myles!

Anne Myles won Headmistress Press's 2022 Sappho's Prize in Poetry for her full-length manuscript "Late Epistle." It will be released in August 2023. Learn more about Anne here.

Hats Off to Laurel Appel!

Laurel Appel's book Radical Grace: Live Free and Unashamed received the gold medal in the prestigious 2023 Illumination Book Awards, in the Enduring Light, Christian Thought category. Learn more about Lauren here.

Hats Off to Lauren Oertel!

Lauren's poem "Balancing Act" was just published in the winter edition of the Noyo Review. She also launched a new edition of the Readers & Writers newsletter (it's free, just one email per month, includes book giveaways, uplifts numerous authors, and has a local bookstore feature). You can subscribe here.

Hats Off to Sondra R. Brooks!

There’s nothing Sondra R. Brooks loves to write about more than her fantastically fractured family. Her memoir, Spectacular Faults, is scheduled for publication by She Writes Press in the fall of 2024. An excerpt published in Postscript Magazine last fall can be found at https://postscriptmagazine.org/content/spectacularfaults-brooks

Hats Off to Jayne Jaudon Ferrer!

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer's Southern novel, HAYLEY AND THE HOT FLASHES, has been selected as one of August's featured books by the Pulpwood Queen's International Book Club. Selection was announced at the book club's recent annual "Girlfriends' Weekend," and Jayne will be one of the featured authors at next year's event. Learn more about her here.

Hats Off to Richard Allen Taylor!

NCWN Member Richard Allen Taylor of Myrtle Beach, SC interviews Jim Lundy, author of The History of the Poetry Society of South Carolina 1920-2021 in the Winter Issue of The Main Street Rag and reviews Dana Levin’s newest poetry collection, Now Do You Know Where You Are in the same issue. Taylor also has three poems in the January issue of the online journal MacQueen’s Quinterly.