NC Literary Hall of Fame



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 Carrie Knowles and NCWN Trustee Mike Wiley: Carrie won Second Place and Mike was a Finalist in the WRAL Voters' Choice Awards (North Carolina Author). Carrie is a past Piedmont Laureate whose new novel is The Inevitable Past. Mike is an acclaimed actor and playwright who has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country.


Hats Off! to Meagan Lucas, W. Scott Thomason, and Maureen Sherbondy, whose short-story collections were longlisted for the 2020 W.S. Porter Prize from Regal House Publishing. Meagan's collection is Frogs in a Pot and Other Stories; she is the NCWN Regional Rep for Henderson County. Scott's manuscript is The Lost Art of Betamax Repair, and Maureen's collection is titled Reverence. The winner receives $1,000 and publication.


Hats Off! to Sandra Fischer whose story “Driving a Lesson Home” was selected to appear in the 2021 Personal Story Publishing Project anthology Luck & Opportunity. Sandra’s story recalls the challenge of her father teaching her to drive their manual transmission Chevy in the 1950s and other lessons gleaned from that experience. The PSPP contest is sponsored by Randell Jones of Daniel Boone’s Footsteps, Winston-Salem.


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