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Hats Off! to Jason Mott, whose forthcoming debut novel, The Returned, is being developed as a TV drama series, to be produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, for ABC.

 

Hats Off! to Marianna Crane whose essay "Invisible" appears in the Examined Life Journal, Fall 2012 edition.

 

Hats Off! to Edith Pearlman, who has won Hadassah magazine's Harold U. Ribalow Prize, which honors an author who has created "an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme," for Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (Lookout Books).

The panel of judges, who included Elie Wiesel, N. Scott Momaday, and Jonathan Freedman, praised Binocular Vision, which they said contains "thirty-four short stories that take place around the world and across time. Among the worlds she creates are those of tsarist Russia and modern Boston, London during the blitz and a post-World War II refugee camp, the humid interior of Central America and the coast of Maine."

 

Anne Clinard BarnhillNORTH CAROLINA--The North Carolina Writers’ Network is still accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition and its annual Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Deadlines are January 16 and January 30, respectively.

The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction work that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively. The winning entry will be considered for publication by Southern Cultures magazine. This contest is administered by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. This prize is administered by poet Anthony S. Abbott, the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College in Davidson, NC.

Josephine HumphreysAnne Clinard Barnhill (What You Long For) will serve as final judge for the Rose Post Nonfiction Competition. Josephine Humphreys (Dreams of Sleep) will judge the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize.

For more information, including submission guidelines, to the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, click here. For more information on the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, click here.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit www.ncwriters.org.

 

 

Welcome NC Writers NetworkHave you recently published a book? Are you looking for new and effective ways to promote your blog or website? Does your company offer services that writers need? Then put your product in front of thousands of dedicated readers and writers by advertising to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

The Network is now offering advertising opportunities:

  • on our website, www.ncwriters.org
  • in our three weekly e-blasts (the NC Literary Calendar, Opportunities, and Member Readings)
  • in our bi-annual print newsletter
  • in our conference materials
  • through many other packages and promotions

 

Advertising with the Network is a great chance to reach a highly select group of people who love books. By advertising with us, you’ll be sure that your dollars are being spent right—and that your advertisements are being seen by the kind of people who will read your book, visit your website regularly, or use your services.

Not only that, but current Network members receive 25 percent off the listed price. This is a special offer only for members—just another perk of NCWN membership.

For more details, follow this link or download our advertising brochure (PDF).

Questions? E-mail Charles Fiore, communications director, at Charles@ncwriters.org.

 

Hats Off! to Patricia Smith, who poem, "Before Orphan Unearthed the Mirror," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poem was published in the most recent issue of The Asheville Poetry Review.

 

Josephine HumphreysNORTH CAROLINA—The North Carolina Writers' Network is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. This annual award is administered by poet Anthony S. Abbott, the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College in Davidson, NC.

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. The postmark deadline is January 30, 2012.

Acclaimed author Josephine Humphreys will serve as the final judge. Humphreys is a recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of Dreams of Sleep (winner of the 1985 Ernest Hemingway Award for first fiction), Rich in Love, The Fireman's Fair, and Nowhere Else on Earth. She lives with her husband on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.

The 2012 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Postmark deadline: January 30 (annual)
Submissions accepted: December 1 – January 30

Eligibility and Guidelines:

 

  • The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication.
  • Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages (1" margins, 12-pt. font).
  • Author's name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title.
  • An entry fee must accompany the manuscript: $15 for NCWN members, $25 for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers' Network.
  • You may pay the member entry fee if you join the NCWN with your submission. Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • The winner is announced each April.

 

Send submission to:

Professor Anthony S. Abbott
PO Box 7096
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035

2011 saw the highest number of submissions in the history of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Winner Kristin Fitzpatrick of Alameda, California, took home the $1,000 purse.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit www.ncwriters.org.

 

Hats Off! to Susan Seawolf Hayes, chosen as Adult Poet to be mentored by 2012 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Ann Deagon. Serendipity: Susan's home, a tiny log cabin in the wilds surrounding Pleasant Garden, was built by Ann in the '80s as her writing studio.

OFinishing Line Press released Kermit Turner's  Sandy Ridge: Portrait of a Depression Family, a series of narrative poems depicting the struggles of a rural family in the NC Piedmont during The Great Depression.  The book may be purchased online at www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleases and on Amazon.com.  Note:  An author photo and a photo of the book cover can be taken from the publisher's website: www.finishinglinepress.com.
Photos are also available from the author.

The News & Observer, North Raleigh News, printed this interview about Maureen Wartski recently. Here's the link:
http://www.northraleighnews.com/2010/11/28/5488/raleigh-author-makes-magic-with.html

 

to Anthony Abbott, whose recent collection, New & Selected Poems 1989 – 2009 , received recognition from the Oscar Arnold Young Award of the North Carolina Poetry Council and the Brockman-Campbell Award of the North Carolina Poetry Society.  New & Selected Poems 1989 - 2009 is available at bookstores everywhere and from Lorimer Press:  http://www.lorimerpress.com/AnthonyAbbott.html

Lynn Hawks won the fall Orlando Short Fiction Prize with A Room of Her Own Foundation. "The Flat and 
Weightless Tang-Filled Future."

http://www.aroomofherown.org/orlando.php

Many thanks to NCWN for always being there for NC writers!

. . . to Pat Riviere-Seel.  The Serial Killer's Daughter by Pat Riviere-Seel is the winner of the 2009 Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry. The poems arise from the life and execution of Velma Barfield, but are works of imagination that explore events primarily from the point of view of Velma's grown daughter. The award was presented on Nov. 14 in New Bern at the joint meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies.

Sheila Boneham's book , The Multiple Cat Family, (TFH, 2009) has been awarded the Muse Medallion for Best Health and General Care book of the year by the Cat Writers' Association. The book also won a CWA Award of Excellence in this highly competitive category of the annual writing competition. Sheila's other two books about cats (2005 & 2008) have also won Awards of Excellence; the 2005 book also won a Muse, and the other was a finalist.

 
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