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 Greensboro novelist and poet Steve Cushman whose short story "The Dock" appears in the Fall, 2021 issue of Oxford American. "The Dock" is excerpted from a novel-in-progress.


Hats Off! to Kelly Mustian whose debut novel, The Girls in the Stilt House (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2021), has been short-listed for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, which awards $5,000 annually for the best debut novel set in the American South. Ron Rash will choose the winner. Other short-listed titles incldue The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. and Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen.


Hats Off! to Eric Roe whose short story, "Diedrick Dodge," appears in the Summer 2021 issue of Story. Eric's stories have won the 2018 Chautauqua Editors Prize and The Bellingham Review’s 2015 Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, and his work has appeared in numerous journals. He's had his sights set on publication in Story for a long time.


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