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 Brenda Kay Ledford whose illustrated book for children, The Singing Convention, was featured in The Laurel of Asheville (August, 2021).


Hats Off! to Joanna A. McKethan of Dunn, whose poem "Home Stretch" took Second Place in Orchard Street Press' 2020 Poetry Contest. She wins $300 and publication in the forthcoming Quiet Diamonds 2021 Anthology. Joanna's chapbook, Bleached Bones & Sycamore, is out now from The Orchard Street Press. Her book carries blurbs from current NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and poet Bob Wickless, winner of the 2020 Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize.


Hats Off! to Marjorie Hudson who has signed a contract with Regal House Publishing for her novel Indigo Field, forthcoming in Spring, 2023. Support for the writing of this book has come from the Hemingway Foundation, PEN/America, Ucross Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, and United Arts/Raleigh Arts.


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