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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 Matthew Johnson!

Matthew Johnson's poem, "Mammy Does the Morning Chores," which was published in The Decolonial Passage, was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

Hats Off to Patricia Joslin!

Patricia Joslin's ekphrastic poem "Questions for the Artist" was published in the December issue of GROUND Journal. GROUND is an annual poetry journal of object-inspired ekphrasis.

Hats Off to Cathy Rossi Warner!

Cathy's nonfiction essay "Not in the Motherhood Club" was recently published in Midstory Magazine under pen name Catherine Rossi. The article shares her experience as a mid-life woman who never had children and now finds herself a grandmother.

Hats Off to Stacy Wentworth!

Stacy Wentworth wrote the foreword for The Long COVID Reader which was released in November 2023. This collection of essays and poetry provides a humanized view of chronic illness while offering a poignant reminder of the millions of people with long COVID.

Hats Off to Lucinda Trew!

Lucinda Trew’s poem "Eve knee-deep in kumquats in the garden of temptation" received first-place recognition in Kakalak’s 2023 contest. The anthology will also feature the poem "all the words swallowed by girls." Her poem "the cosmos was calm that day" appears in Antithesis Journal. Her essay "What I Learned About Love, Romance and Clowning Around Under the Big Top’ won Carolina Woman Magazine’s grand prize.

Hats Off to Kate Carey!

Kate Carey's essay, "Ouroboros in a Hula Hoop," appeared in Middle West Press Anthology's “Things We Carry Still.”

Hats Off to Anne Myles!

Anne Myles's chapbook What Woman That Was: Poems for Mary Dyer (Final Thursday Press, 2022) was a finalist in both the chapbook and narrative poetry categories in the American Book Fest's Best Book Awards.

Hats Off to Maren O. Mitchell!

Maren O. Mitchell has poems appearing in the following journals: "As They Go, So Go We" and "The Theory of Everything" in The Lake, a UK online journal; "Light Enough to See" in 2023 POEM; "I swear the most" and "Nothing to Say, II," in The Antigonish Review, (Canada); "Eating Nasturtiums" in Silver Birch Press, "The Spices & Seasonings" Series; "Dermodex, Brevis; Dermodex Folliculorum" in About Place Journal, and "The gravity of our situation is what we want to escape from" and "Greeks favor red mullet" in Twelve Mile Review.

Hats Off to Deb Bowen!

Deb Bowen's short essay "Tidal Wave Terror" was published this week in Salvation South, edited by Janisse Ray and Chuck Reece, in compilation of works on climate change in the south.

Hats Off to Leslie Pietrzyk!

Leslie Pietrzyk's short story “Love, Life & Death on the Oregon Trail: A Play by Krista Robinson, Age 11 2/3" appears in the Autumn 2023 issue of The Hudson Review.