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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 Meagan Lucas!

Meagan Lucas' short story collection, Here in the Dark, was nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Collection/Anthology. The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.

Hats Off to Leslie Tall Manning!

Leslie Tall Manning's most recent novel, Feral Maril & Her Little Brother Carol, has won a gold Literary Titan Award. The book was also a finalist for the Chanticleer International Book Award and was on the longlists of The Letter Review and Santa Fe Literary Review.

Hats Off to Mark Anthony Powers!

Mark Anthony Powers's latest novel, The Desperate Trials of Phineas Mann, has been shortlisted for the Hawthorne Prize in Fiction.

Hats Off to Katherine Burnette!

Katherine Burnette's poems "Colored Ice" and "My Highest and Best Use Is as A Cat Carrier" appeared at bombfirelit.com on May 5, 2024.

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.