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Georgia McBride Media Group Weds Fantasy and Romance

Raleigh resident Georgia McBride “founded the #YAlitchat hashtag and weekly chat on Twitter in 2009.” There, she hosted popular authors and began to build the brand that would become the Georgia McBride Media Group. The Georgia McBride Media Group publishes debut authors as well as USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors. They offer […]

Nancy Peacock is 2018 Piedmont Laureate

New York Times bestselling novelist and longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Nancy Peacock, has been named the 2018 Piedmont Laureate. Nancy Peacock’s first novel, Life Without Water, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. She has since published stories, essays, and poems, as well two more novels and a memoir. […]

Telling Your Story: a Call for Personal Essays

by Randell Jones Everybody loves a good story; everybody has a story to tell. Some folks just need the right opportunity and perhaps a little encouragement to share it. That is the mission of the Personal Essay Publishing Project, a chance for both new and experienced writers to craft a story from their own lives […]

Orison Books Journeys Toward Enlightenment

“It is a uniquely gratifying feeling to be able to present the work of a writer in an extended form—the form of a book,” says Orison Books founding editor Luke Hankins. “Which is perhaps a more durable form.” It is this sense of longevity, of the longview, of the certainty that centuries-old spirituality still has […]

Dream Big with Book Harvest on MLK Day

Book Harvest, based in Durham, believes that books are “essential to children’s healthy development and well-being and that all children deserve to grow up in book-rich homes.” As part of their mission to remove barriers to book ownership, Book Harvest will host the Dream Big Book Drive on Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Sally Buckner (1931-2018)

Summing up a life like Sally Buckner’s, who was a longtime friend of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and a beloved member of our state’s literary community, inevitably fails to do the person justice. We could talk about how Sally earned her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Or how she […]

Support for Underrepresented Voices: Backbone Press

Last year on our blog, we highlighted one literary magazine each week. The response was so positive, we decided to continue with a variation on a theme. In 2018, the focus will be on publishers: the small presses, hybrid companies, and purveyors of quality handbound titles we’ve grown to love and that are cultivated right […]

What Are Your Writerly Intentions for 2018?

With the holiday season behind us and a new year ahead, it’s a natural time to take stock of where we are on our writing journey and consider what we want to achieve this calendar year. Don’t consider them “resolutions.” Instead, let’s take positive steps toward our writing goals. Let’s think about where we want […]

A Last-Minute Gift for that Book Lover on Your List

Kazabo, a newish kind of start-up publisher that we highlighted here on our blog back in 2016, is offering an interesting gift option if you just don’t know what to get that book-lover on your holiday list: In honor of our grand opening celebration—and Christmas!—Kazabo Publishing has launched KazaboCards.com. The idea behind KazaboCards.com is simple: […]

Flyleaf Launches Voice Rising

Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill has launched a new reading series: “Voice Rising”: “Voice Rising pairs a small slate of hand-picked, local writers, be they unpublished, lesser-known or on the brink of a bigger stage, with one of our area’s myriad renowned writers for a truly unique evening. “With each writer reading unpublished work for […]