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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. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Ruth Moose whose short story "Born Mean" appears in the January 2015 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Moose's first novel, Doing it at the Dixie Dew, won the Malice Award and was published by St. Martin's Press.


Hats Off! to Kathy Ackerman of Tryon who received an honorable mention for her poem “April 19, 1906” in the Rash Award in Poetry sponsored by the Broad River Review. Tina Barr of Black Mountain; Terri Kirby Erickson of Lewisville; Janet Joyner of Winston-Salem; and Alice Osborn of Raleigh were named finalists.


Hats Off! to Kim Church whose debut novel, Byrd, won the 2015 Crook's Corner Book Prize. The prize honors an exceptional debut novel set in the American South. Church will receive a $1,000 prize and a free glass of wine for a year from Crook’s Corner, in Chapel Hill.


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