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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 Joan Leotta whose essay on working on poems is forthcoming in Black Lawrence Press' Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets (2019). Her poem "Dawn Reveals Night's Secrets" will be in the next issue of Snapdragon, and her short story will be featured on the Short Mystery Fiction Society blog. Finally, her poem "Slipping into My True Self" is featured on When Women Write (November 26).


Hats Off! to Ashley Thomas Memory who won First Place in the Women on Writing Quarterly Contest (Summer, 2018) for her flash fiction story "Dear Derinda." The prize was $400; a $25 Amazon gift card; and publication on their website. Also, Ashley's short story "Saturday Night at the Swannanoa" won a $30 cash prize and publication in The Ginger Collect's 2018 Halloween Contest.


Hats Off! to James Breeden whose crime novel Painting Angela has won the Gas Station Pulp Novel Award sponsored by North American Review and will be published by their press next summer.


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