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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 David Joy!

The Asheville Museum of History names David Joy's Those We Thought We Knew as the winner of the 2023 Thomas Wolfe Literary Award.

Hats Off to Katie Winkler!

The 2024 spring/summer edition of Teach. Write., edited by NCWN member Katie Winkler, was published on April 1. Since 2017, the bi-annual literary magazine has been dedicated to writing teachers and those who have been inspired by them. This edition features writers from Canada, Nigeria, Benin, the UK, and across the United States. The journal, a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, can be found at teachwritejournal.com.

Hats Off to Teri M Brown!

Teri M Brown's second novel, An Enemy Like Me, is a Bronze Winner in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Set in WWII, this novel has been taking readers by storm, winning 26 awards to date.

Hats Off to Julia Nunnally Duncan!

Julia Nunnally Duncan is featured in a Redhawk Publications podcast, in which she discusses her newest poetry book When Time Was Suspended and her life as a writer.

Hats Off to Erika Hoffman!

The Personal Story Publishing Project 's anthology, Now or Never, has published Erika's non-fiction story, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind?".

Hats Off to Lori D. Johnson!

Lori D. Johnson’s essay “Mama Say She Had A Dream” won NELLE Literary Journal’s Three Sisters Award for creative non-fiction. “Mama Say She Had A Dream” is the first chapter of a larger unpublished body of work—Madear's Memories (of Mart Road, Johnson Sub and More). The essay appears in issue number seven of NELLE Literary Journal.

Hats Off to Julia Nunnally Duncan!

Julia Nunnally Duncan has a new essay, "Decoration Day," and a book review of her essay collection All We Have Loved in the April-May issue of Smoky Mountain Living Magazine.

Hats Off to Olivia D’Angelo!

Olivia D'Angelo received an Honorable Mention in the A. R, Ammons Poetry Contest for her poem "An Ode to O."