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Brown, James, Treuer among National Book Award Finalists

The 2019 finalists for the National Book Award have been announced: twenty-five finalists in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. For the complete list, with links to purchase, click here. Of note…. Marlon James in a finalist in Fiction for Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Riverhead Books / Penguin Random […]

New Embargo on e-Books Hurts Libraries Everywhere

From Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library: Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan publishers, one of the country’s “big five” publishers, is imposing an eight-week embargo for libraries on new e-books. This embargo means that for the first eight weeks after an e-book is released, libraries will only be able to purchase a single copy of […]

Creativity Is Waiting on You: Connect to Your Muse

By Holly Hughes Remember how excited you felt when the rush of a new idea came to you? Or the feeling of victory when you figured out a plot point or character arc? Did you call and tell your critique partner all about it? Then you got busy with the work of writing and maybe, […]

Member Pens Novel to Aid Puerto Rico’s Recovery Effort

By Russell Hatler A year ago , shortly after Hurricane Florence blew the pants off the Outer Banks and devastated Wilmington, a friend of mine from Puerto Rico, Tony Perez, phoned to tell me our President had announced to the world that the recovery from Hurricane Maria exactly one year earlier was finished, and the […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award Announces Short List

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award has released their short list, and it includes authors who will be familiar to members of NCWN. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award is presented annually for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina. This year’s finalists are: Robert Beatty, Willa of the Wood, a Serafina series thriller […]

Additional Hotel Options for Fall Conference

We just got word that the block of rooms at the Fall Conference hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, is full–or almost. If you haven’t yet booked your room, you can go ahead and try to do so at the conference venue using this link. If you find the hotel is full, there are plenty […]

See you at the NCPS Meeting in Southern Pines!

We’re looking forward to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Poetry Society on Saturday, September 14, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines! NCWN Communications Director Charles Fiore will introduce the winner and finalists of the 2019 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Alan Michael Parker, Annie Woodford, Michael Boccardo, Sandra […]

Another “Call for Personal Stories” Follows Success of Anthologies Bearing Up, Exploring

By Randell Jones The Personal Story Publishing Project (PSPP) announces the theme for its new “Call for Personal Stories” for its 2020 anthology. North Carolina writers are especially sought and welcomed by December 15. “That Southern Thing” The theme for the PSPP-2020 is “that Southern thing,” personal stories about “living, loving, laughing, loathing, leaving the […]

Oxford American Unveils Stylish New Look

With its Fall, 2019, issue, Oxford American, arguably the premier glossy publication of the South, unveiled a new look: Featuring an updated cover design, new fonts, and a higher page count to accommodate more fine art and photography, the magazine has been redesigned to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for readers. Highlights include […]

Come Hell or High Water, We’ll See You at Bookmarks!

Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors kicks-off today and runs through the weekend, rain or shine. Saturday’s events are all FREE and feature over fifty authors with another sixty-plus exhibitors, including us! We’ll have an exhibitor’s table, Booth 19, near the corner of Holly and Spruce St, so please do come by and say hello. […]