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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 Sandra Brodkin Dreis!

Three of the poems from Sandra Brodkin Dreis's first poetry chapbook, Cultured Pearls (Kelsay Books) appear in the June 1, 2024 anthology by AlzAuthors, "Poetry for the Dementia Journey."

Hats Off to Lisa Williams Kline!

Lisa Williams Kline's novel Ladies' Day (CamCat, 2023) won first place in regional fiction in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as a Bronze IPPY for audiobook. Her novel Between the Sky and the Sea (Dragonblade, 2023) also won finalist in romance in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Hats Off to Mary Alice Dixon!

Mary Alice Dixon's poem "As the Willow" received an Honorable Mention in The Poetry Society of South Carolina's Starkey Flythe, Jr., Memorial Prize and is so noted in The Yearbook of The Poetry Society of South Carolina 2024.

Hats Off to Erika Hoffman!

Erika Hoffman has two articles in the Summer 2024 issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. One, "Sea Gulls," is about writing humor, and the other, "It's a Small World, After All," is about the importance of studying foreign languages.

Hats Off to Suzanne Cottrell!

Suzanne Cottrell's poem "Dissonant Stewards," written for the theme of drought resilience, was selected for the 2024 World Environment Day, June 5, 2024, by the Moonstone Arts Center of Philadelphia, PA.

Hats Off to Jamie Lisa Forbes!

Jamie Lisa Forbes' historical novel, Sunny Gale, about women's professional rodeo, was published by Pronghorn Press on May 15, 2024. Sunny Gale has received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Hats Off to Julia Nunnally Duncan!

Julia Nunnally Duncan's essay "Squirrel Hunting" is featured in the June-July 2024 issue of Smoky Mountain Living.

Hats Off to Gerry Wilson!

Gerry Wilson's short story, "A Language of Their Own," was runner-up for The Porch Prize 2024 (Fiction).