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 Jill Caugherty whose debut novel Waltz in Swing Time was selected as a 2020 recommended read by Jon Sealy, founder and publisher of Haywire Books. "This debut novel is about (a) Depression-era musician in Utah, and it bounces between the character’s coming of age and the end of her life in assisted living. I like a novel with a big American canvas, a book that efficiently gives you the scope of a person’s life. That to me is what the best of fiction does."


Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Cast Iron Mothers" will be published in the Proverse Kong Hong international anthology Mingled Voices #5 in April, 2020. Her ekphrastic poem "Morning Splendor" and corresponding painting, "Morning Promise" by plein air artist Jenny McKinnon Wright, were published in the 2020 fall issue of The Broken Plate. Her 25-word story, “don’t be spotted,” was published in the October, 2020 issue of Nailpolish Stories: A Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal. Finally, two of her poems, "Remembrance" and "Moonlit Marsh," will appear in the 2020 summer issue of Poetry Quarterly, delayed as a result of the pandemic.


Hats Off! to Vice President of the NCWN Board of Trustees Paul Jones whose two poems "The Good Butcher" and "Lunar Explorer" appear in Deuce Coupe. Also, his flash fiction piece “Visions of Andrew" is featured at The Rusty Truck. Finally, his poem "Moving from House to House," which appeared in The Broadkill Review, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


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