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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 Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Altered Silhouette" was the June winner for Nancy Smith's painting "Twilight Reflection." Nancy Smith has invited women writers to create poetry or prose based on her paintings to further explore the feminine experience. "Criteria for selection is based on the writer’s responsiveness to the painting without being too literal; transcend the merely personal; contain specific, skillful language; use strong voice; and evoke earned emotion. Writers whose work is selected will be invited to read their work at the gallery event held March 10, 2019, 1-3pm. Women Speak will be hosted by Frank Gallery at their Community Outreach Gallery in University Place, Chapel Hill."

Also, Suzanne's poem "Fun Summer Memory" appears in issue #297 of The Weekly Avocet (August 12, 2018).


Hats Off! to James Breeden whose novel Painting Angela is a finalist in the Gas Station Pulp Contest for literary crime novels sponsored by the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States.


Hats Off! to Mark Mitchell whose short novel Land of Mystical Scents is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Faulkner – Wisdom Competition. This is the fifth time he's placed as a semi-finalist. Iin 2012, his novel Ice Age Mystery made the short-list. The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, which sponsors the event, requires manuscripts to be "publishable with professional editing.” In 2018, there were 438 entries, of which 9 were selected for the short list, 83 as finalists, and 158 as semi-finalists.188 were rejected as not ready to place in the competition.


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