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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 Wallace McClendon!

Wallace's short story "Cabbagery" was published in South Writ Large's Fall 2022 issue focused on abundance an scarcity. You can read the story here.

Hats Off to Teri M. Brown!

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, by Teri M. Brown, received the honor of Finalist in Fiction: Historical category of the American Book Fest 2022 Best Book Award. In Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, Brown explores the tenacity of women, showing that even in grueling circumstances, they can, and do, experience all the good things life has to offer - compassion, joy, love, faith, and wonder.

What an amazing privilege to be part of this great group of authors! You can learn more about Terri here.

Hats Off to Aruna Gurumurthy!

Aruna is runner-up in the 2022 Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize and was the semifinalist in the James Applewhite Poetry Prize. Her poems "The Silver Pond" and "The Artist" have been accepted for publication in the BRILLIG, a microlit magazine in North Carolina. Learn more about Aruna here.

Hats Off to Regina YC Garcia!

Regina YC Garcia has a microessay and three poems-"Watch the Womb," "Deeper...Further...Back," and "myth as latter life" published in a November installment on Bodily Autonomy in The AutoEthnographer--A Literary and Arts Magazine.

Hats Off to Paul Jones!

Congrats to Paul Jones for three poems in Grand Little Things: "The Jumper," "Good Times Never Seemed So Good," and "Rejoice Young Capitalists!" You can read the poems here.

Jim Clark also reviewed Paul's poetry collection, Someone Wonderful, in the North Carolina Literary Review (November 11, 2022).

Hats Off to Brenda Kay Ledford!

Brenda Kay Ledford received the Paul Green Multimedia Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for her book Blanche, Poems of a Blue Ridge Woman on November 5, 2022.

Hats Off to E.V. Noechel!

E.V.'s poem "After Dinner, When You Ask What I Fear Most" was featured in the current issue of Hole In the Head Review.

Hats Off to Paul Jones!

Pauls's poem "Geode" was published in The Hudson Review. He has a forthcoming poem, "What Lonely Is" in Tar River Poetry (print)

Hats Off to Laura Mullen!

Laura Mullen has four poems in issue 22.5 of DIAGRAM. Click the link the read!