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 Art Taylor who received two 2020 Anthony Award nominations for his short stories: “Better Days” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019) and “Hard Return" (Crime Travel). Sponsored by Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, these prestigious awards will be presented as part of an online ceremony on October 17.


Hats Off! to JD Allen, Phil Bowie, Tom Wood, and all the contributors to the anthtology Writers Crushing COVID-19: An Anthology for COVID-19 Relief, forthcoming in August of 2020. Bestselling and award-winning authors have contributed their short stories and essays to inspire one and all during this challenging time, to enlighten the mind and raise the spirits. All revenues from anthology sales will be donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Now available for pre-order!


Hats Off! to Heather Bell Adams of Raleigh whose forthcoming second novel, The Good Luck Stone (Haywire Books, July 2020) was named to Deep South Magazine's Summer Reading List. Also included were books by David Joy (When These Mountains Burn); Ron Rash (In the Valley); and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Jill McCorkle (Hieroglyphics).


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