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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 Brenda Kay Ledford!

Brenda Kay Ledford's essay, "Art Therapy,"" won Literary Arts Honorable Mention in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals 2023.

Hats Off to Kelly Mustian!

The Mississippi Library Association has awarded Kelly Mustian their 2023 Author of the Year Award for Fiction.

Hats Off to Mark Havlik!

Mark Havlik was awarded first place in the 2023 William Faulkner Literary Competition for his short story "Go Gentle into That Night."

Hats Off to Paul Jones!

Paul Jones has a suite of four poems in the current release of Salvation South, as well as a poem, “Dawn on the Watermen’s Dock,” that first appeared in North Carolina Literary Review, in the current Ocracoke Observer. His poem, “Talking in the Dark,” which first appeared in both PineStraw and Walter, was featured in the Friends of Gaston County Public Library Newsletter – FOCUS. Silver Birch Press’ Seasonings and Spices Series includes his poem, “Government Cheese and Caraway Seeds.”

Hats Off to Teri M Brown!

Teri M. Brown's novel An Enemy Like Me just received its 6th award - Global Ebook Awards - Bronze for Historical Fiction - Contemporary (1940 to present).

Hats Off to Brenda Kay Ledford!

Brenda Kay Ledford's haiku appeared in 5-7-5 Haiku Journal.

Hats Off to AE Hines!

AE Hines's second full-length collection, "Adam in the Garden," is forthcoming from Terrapin Books in early 2024. For future release information, follow him on Instagram or Threads -- @poet_aehines -- or check out his website.

Hats Off to Gina Malone!

Gina Malone's poem "X" has been published in the Fall 2023 issue of Quartet, an online poetry journal.

Hats Off to Mary Alice Dixon!

Mary Alice Dixon's essay "Swept by Two Birds and a Rose" is in the August 8, 2023 issue of Braided Way where it is featured as an Editor's Pick. Mary Alice's latest flash fiction, "The Bead Collector's Memories," which grew out of workshop taught by Amber Wheeler Bacon, is in The Petigru Review, Summer 2023. Finally, Mary Alice's short story "The Devil's Footprint on My Chin: The Great Awakening of Iris Blue Luckadoo Bivens" is in Hard to Find: An Anthology of New Southern Gothic, edited by Meredith Jennings (2023, Stephen Austin University Press) and is also available from Texas A&M University Press.

Hats Off to Ediberto Santiago-Alvarez!

Ediberto Santiago-Alvarez was featured by the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization (MiLibroHispano), participating in an online workshop revolving around fantasy, the paranormal and the mysterious.