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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 Karen Paul Holmes whose two poems appear in Stay Thirsty Poets, Vol. 1 (ed. Abriana Jette) along with work by Billy Collins, Robert Pinsky, Paul Muldoon, Denise Duhamel, A.E.Stallings, David Lehman, Jericho Brown, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Jenny Sadre-Orafai. Karen was a featured reader on March 13 in Atlanta at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center's monthly poetry series; and she will lead a writing retreat called "Your Write Time" at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown the weekend of July 26.


Hats Off! to Krystal A. Smith whose debut short-story collection Two Moons: Stories (BLF Press, 2018) is a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Fiction). The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. Finalists are selected by a panel of over sixty literary professionals from over 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.


Hats Off! to Joan Leotta whose nonfiction piece "Bread and Olives" is up today in Potato Soup. Also, her poem "My New Chapeau" appears on Beate Sigriddaughter's site Writing in a Woman's Voice. Finally, her poem "Ezekial's Bread" is forthcoming in Creative Inspirations.


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