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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 Eric Roe!

Eric Roe's short essay on Terry Callier's song "Lazarus Man" was published in Stereo Stories, a website devoted to stories about a song, a place, and a time.

Hats Off to Nora Shalaway Carpenter!

Member Nora Shalaway Carpenter's newest novel, Fault Lines, is the 2024 Winner of the Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult fiction. In its 20th year, the Green Earth Book Award is presented annually by The Nature Generation to "the best in environmental literature for children and young adults" and comes with a substantial monetary award.

Hats Off to Erica McGee!

Erica McGee's play Talkin' Turkey was one of the Winston-Salem Writers 10-Minute Play Festival winners.

Hats Off to Leslie Tall Manning!

Leslie Tall Manning's play Used was one of the Winston-Salem Writers 10-Minute Play Festival winners.

Hats Off to Mary Alice Dixon!

Mary Alice Dixon's poem "NIGHT OWL DREAMS WOMAN" appeared in The Sunlight Press in April 2024 as part of the journal's celebration of National Poetry Month.

Hats Off to Britt Kaufmann!

Britt Kaufmann had a poem from her forthcoming collection Midlife Calculus (Press 53) appear in Mathematical Association of America's publication FOCUS for National Poetry Month.

Hats Off to Shannon Purdy Jones!

Shannon Purdy Jones's short story "The Honeysuckle Weave" has been featured in issue 20 of Grim & Gilded, an online journal of fantasy, horror, and dark fiction.

Hats Off to Marjorie Hudson!

Marjorie Hudson's novel Indigo Field has been released in audio book from Tantor Media, read by Allyson Johnson. Indigo Field has won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award, was a finalist for the Crooks Corner Prize for Debut Southern Novel, and has been selected as a Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association. The author was featured in her own musical show, a winery reading and talk, and a library talk as part of the Northwest Regional Library Association Writers Road Show events celebrating National Library Week.

Hats Off to Nancy Werking Poling!

Nancy Werking Poling's "The South's Most Virtuous Young Women" was one of two Honorable Mention prose pieces for the 2024 Carolina Prize for Writing Contest.

Hats Off to Lucinda Trew!

Lucinda Trew’s poem ‘if you wish to grow a garden, first seed your soul with sadness,’ received second-place honors in the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Robert Golden contest. She also has several poems forthcoming: ‘the cosmos was calm that day’ in Antithesis Review; ‘rest your head on cherry stones’ in Susurrus: A Literary Arts Magazine of the American South; and ‘equilibrium undone’ in Doubleback Review.